St. Francis of Assisi

Travel
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 01/12/2017 - 06:00
The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is no doubt one of Assisi’s major attractions; yet, how many know of or venture along the nearby trails and woods where…
Travel
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 10/16/2015 - 04:00
Saint Francis of Assisi, whose feast day was recently celebrated on October 4, is considered by many to be the first “ecologist” in history. His famous…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:15
Milky Way is the name given to the extremely rare albino female pony born in late August in Assisi. The announcement was made by Father Danilo Reverberi, the…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:27
A group of Franciscan monks in Rome is turning to Kickstarter to finance the restoration of the tiny cell where St. Francis is said to have stayed when…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 06:00
For centuries, Assisi has been a main destination of Christian pilgrimage. The tomb of St. Francis in particular has attracted millions of people, driven by…
Culture
by Anne Harrison | Fri, 03/29/2013 - 11:54
The wind swept over the square outside the Upper Basilica, filling the sky with grey clouds. St Francis sat astride his horse with bowed head. This statue…
Culture
by Julie Burns | Fri, 12/14/2012 - 09:57
He is from the Porziuncola in Assisi – the original friary founded by St Francis of Assisi – and his extraordinary singing voice has recently made history –…
Culture
by Natalie Aldern | Thu, 11/10/2011 - 03:36
Art restorers working on a fresco by Renaissance painter Giotto di Bondone have discovered the smirking face of the devil disguised in clouds within the…