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The Basillica of St. Francis, Assisi Italy

Last edited 17th February 2014

Did you know that the medieval city of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, founder of the homonymous Religious Order of the Franciscans, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in the year 2000?
According to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, Assisi constitutes a singular model of continuous history that is intertwined with this city-sanctuary's cultural and territorial identity. In particular, the Basilica of St. Francis brings together a number of masterpieces of creative human genius, and is an extraordinary example of the type of architectonic complexity that has significantly influenced the development of art and architecture..

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