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Assisi, Lower Basilica - Basilica Inferiore

The plan of the Lower Basilica - La pianta della Basilica Inferiore di Assisi (36KB)
The Lower Basilica was built in two years, between 1228 and 1230, when the earthly remains of Saint Francis were solemnly buried in the basilica. The lateral chapels were added towards the end of the 13th century.
La Basilica Inferiore di Assisi è stato costruita in solo due anni, tra 1228 e 1230, quando vi vennero solennemente traslate le spoglie di San Francesco. Le cappelle laterali sono un'aggiunta della fine del Duecento.

The altar of the Lower Basilica - L'altare della Basilica Inferiore (135KB) --- small image (24KB) --- medium sized image (41KB) --- detail (large) (273KB)

The right arm of the transept of Basilica Inferiore - Il braccio destro del transetto della basilica Inferiore (154KB) --- small image (45KB) --- large image (322KB)
The transept is decorated with frescos painted by Giotto and his school, except for the first painting on lower right, representing Madonna, Angels and San Francis, painted by Cimabue.
Il transetto è interamente decorato da affreschi di Giotto e della sua scuola, ad eccezione del primo riquadro in basso a destra, raffigurante la Madonna in trono con quattro angeli e San Francesco, opera della maturità di Cimabue.
Lower left detail (large) (230KB) --- lower right detail (large) (239KB) --- center left detail (large) (274KB) --- center right detail (with Cimabue's painting) (283KB) --- upper left detail (large) (282KB) --- upper right detail (large) (299KB)

The apse of the Lower Basilica - L'abside della Basilica Inferiore (62 KB) --- small image (18KB) --- large image (212KB)
The semicircular apse of the basilica is decorated with a representation of the Final Judgement by Cesare Sermei (1623) and a beautiful wooden choir with inlay made in 1471 by Apollonio Petrocchi; above the apse one can see Giotto's San Francis in Glory.
L'abside della chiesa inferiore, di forma semicrcolare è decorata da un affresco raffigurante il Giudizio Finale di Cesare Sermei (1623) e ornata, nella parte inferiore, da un bel coro ligneo intagliato e intarsiato nel 1471 da Apollonio Petrocchi e aiuti; sopra l'abside c'è l'affresco San Franceso in gloria di Giotto.
Lower left detail (large) (259KB) --- lower center detail (large) (262KB) --- lower right detail (large) (238KB) --- upper left detail (large) (312KB) --- upper right detail (large) (300KB)

The four allegories - Le quatro allegorie (167KB) --- small image (31KB) --- medium sized image (51KB) --- detail (large) (321KB)

Saint Francis in Glory - San Francesco in gloria (131KB) --- small image (41KB) --- large image (306KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (412KB)

The allegory of Chastity - Allegoria della Castità (136KB) --- small image (43KB) --- large image (313KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (427KB)

Another view of the allegory of Chastity - Allegoria della Castità (159KB) --- small image (48KB) --- large image (309KB)

The allegory of Poverty - Allegoria della Povertà (124KB) --- small image (39KB) --- large image (297KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (404KB)

The allegory of Obedience - Allegoria della Obbedienza (147KB) --- small image (45KB) --- large image (310KB)


Assisi Lower Basilica - Stories of Mary Magdalen - Storie della Maddalena

Mary Magdalen talks to angels - La Maddalena a colloquio con gli angeli (77KB) --- small image (26KB) --- large image (224KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (384KB)

Mary Magdalen with cardinal Pietro di Barro - La Maddalena col cardinale Pietro di Barro (50KB) --- small image (16KB) --- large image (167KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (275KB)

The resurrection of Lazarus - La Resurrezione di Lazzaro (77KB) --- small image (26KB) --- large image (220KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (383KB)

Noli me tangere (77KB) --- small image (23KB) --- large image (207KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (362KB)

Noli me tangere (detail - particolare) (40KB) --- small image (13KB) --- large image (131KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (238KB)


Assisi Lower Basilica - Stories of Christ - Storie di Cristo

The birth of Christ - La Natività (128KB) --- small image (25KB) --- medium sized image (42KB) --- detail (large) (234KB)

The presentation in the temple - La Presentazione al Tempio (76KB) --- small image (25KB) --- large image (231KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (402KB)

The adoration of the magi - L'Adorazione dei Magi (70KB) --- small image (23KB) --- large image (216KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (372KB)

San Mathews - San Matteo (43KB) --- small image (14KB) --- large image (144KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (247KB)

The Crucifixion - La Crocifissione (69KB) --- small image (23KB) --- large image (217KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (354KB)


The Blessed Mother, Angels and St. Francis - Madonna, Angeli e San Francesco by Cimabue (138KB) --- small image (26KB) --- medium sized image (42KB) --- detail (large) (240KB)

Our Lady of the Sunset - Madonna dei Tramonti by Lorenzetti (132KB) --- small image (25KB) --- medium sized image (41KB) --- detail (large) (245KB)

St. Stanislaus raises a young man from the dead - San Stanislao resuscita un morto by Puccio Capanna, an Umbrian disciple of Giotto (89KB) --- small image (25KB) --- large image (278KB) --- detail (large) (264KB)

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