Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi
Assisi, Upper Basilica - Basilica Superiore

The Basilica of Saint Francis - Basilica di San Francesco (119KB) --- small image (23KB) --- medium sized image (38KB) --- detail (large) (220KB)
The plan of the Upper Basilica - La pianta della Basilica superiore (26KB)

The Upper Basilica - Basilica Superiore (157KB) --- small image (28KB) --- medium sized image (46KB) --- detail (large) (312KB)
The chronology of the construction of the Upper Basilica is uncertain; the church was consecrated in 1253 by Pope Inocent IV.
Towards the end of the thirteenth century Giotto was invited by Fra Giovanni di Muro della Marca, general of the brothers of San Francis, to continue the work begun by Cimabue.
La cronologia della costruzione della Basilica Superiore è incerta; la chiesa è stata consacrata dal papa Innocenzo IV in 1253.
Verso la fine del Duecento, Giotto fù chiamato da Fra Giovanni di Muro della Marca, allora generale di frati di San Francesco, per proseguire l'opera cominciata da Cimabue.

Another view of Upper Basilica - Basilica Superiore (115KB) --- small image (23KB) --- large image (304KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (390KB)

Saint Francis and Saint Claire - San Francesco e Santa Chiara (86KB) --- small image (28KB) --- large image (219KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (278KB)

The Doctors of the Church - I Dottori della Chiesa (138KB) --- small image (42KB) --- large image (298KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (434KB)

Saint Jerome (detail of the Doctors of the Church) - San Girolamo (particolare dei Dottori della Chiesa) (113KB) --- small image (36KB) --- large image (223KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (356KB)


Assisi Upper Basilica - Stories of the Old Testament - Storie del Vecchio Testamento
Benediction of Isaac - Benedizione di Isacco (86KB) --- small image (27KB) --- large image (222KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (354KB)

Benediction of Isaac, detail of Jacob - Benedizione di Isacco, particolare di Giacobbe (79KB) --- small image (24KB) --- large image (228KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (329KB)

Isaac rejects Esau - Isacco respinge Esàu (129KB) --- small image (26KB) --- large image (228KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (386KB)


Assisi Upper Basilica - Stories of the New Testament - Storie del Nuovo Testamento
The Resurrection (detail) - La Resurrezione (particolare) (58KB) --- small image (17KB) --- large image (187KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (310KB)

Crying over the dead Christ - Il Compianto sul Cristo morto (64KB) --- small image (20KB) --- large image (197KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (302KB)

Crying over the dead Christ (detail) - Il Compianto sul Cristo morto (particolare) (64KB) --- small image (44KB) --- large image (216KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (378KB)

Pentecost - La Pentecoste (122KB) --- small image (39KB) --- large image (237KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (379KB)

Tondo with Saint Peter - Tondo con San Pietro (39KB) - small image (13KB) --- large image (133KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (250KB)

Tondo with Saint Paul - Tondo con San Paolo (41KB) --- small image (14KB) --- large image (135KB) --- very large image (600 dpi) (225KB)


  • Virtual Tour of Basilica Superiore (before the earthquake)

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