The restoration of the Chapel of the Magdalene


Restoration work in progress on the Chapel of Magdalene, the third chapel on the right side of the nave in the Lower Basilica. The initial work was commissioned to Giotto by Theobald Pontano, Bishop of Assisi from 1296 to 1329. The famous Florentine fresco artist worked on the chapel with his students, most likely concurrently with his creation of the frescoes found in Padua in the Chapel of the Scrovegni. Along all the surfaces of the Chapel are beautiful depictions of the life of the Saint Mary Magdalene. In order to browse the project, go to:


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LoveItaly on behalf of the Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

The Foundation for the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi has started a collaboration with LoveItaly, a non-profit organization, which has the goal of ...

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Franciscans on behalf of a Covid-19 vaccine for the common good

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

At the initiative of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his foundation, one hundred and one personalities from around the world have signed ...

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The Economy of Francis and the Project Brother Sun

Foundation for the Basilica of S.Francis

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