A beautiful town on the top of the mountain, the evening scenery is so beautiful! The cathedral is very exquisite, and the interior decoration is gorgeous, but it's a pity not to let you take pictures! There happened to be an event held in the church. I watched it for a while. The outside scenery, the blue sky in the evening, accompanied by the sunset, is as beautiful as a picture!
Take 2480 trains from Rome Termini Railway Station. After two hours, we arrived at Assisi at about ten in the morning. Assisi is located in Umbria, the province of which can be said to be the heart of Italy, because it is adjacent to Tuscany, and its light is somewhat obscured by the latter. Here and Tuscany have the same rolling hills, quaint countryside, vast scenery, and the authentic medieval city, and of course, mouth-watering cuisine. This area of Umbria, which belonged to the Umbrians and Etruscans in BC, was later occupied by the Romans, and then experienced many centuries of decline caused by foreign aggression. In the Middle Ages, it was here The rule of the Holy Roman Empire may be due to the Catholic tradition. Many Catholic saints were born here. In the 16th century, with the development of industry and commerce and the birth of capitalism, neighboring Tuscany completely robbed Umbri. The limelight of Asia, the brilliance of the Renaissance that originated there, illuminates the whole of Europe. Of course, the decline of Umbria has also allowed many medieval cities to be preserved. Assisi is the epitome of the beauty of Umbria, but Assisi is more famous because it is the hometown of the Catholic saint San Francesco di Assisi (San Francesco di Assisi). There are many Chinese translations of his name. Literally translated, it is San Francisco. It looks familiar? Yes, San Francisco in the United States is San Francesco, and the name comes from this. This is because the Spanish believe in Catholicism, and San Francesco is a commonly used place name in the process of colonizing the Americas. Saint Francis was born in 1182 and died in 1226, only to live 44 years old. In his short and legendary life, the first half of his life was "wasted", but this also reflects the tremendous changes in the second half of his life. The introduction of Du Niang about his student evaluation is very detailed, so I will not expand it in the article. Listed as a World Cultural Heritage in 2000, the oldest church in Italy, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, was built in 1361. The cathedral has a sophisticated structure and is built on the side of the hill. The tomb of Francisco's remains and the attached monastery are composed. The lower part of the church is relatively dim, and all covered with gorgeous frescoes, all drawn from the works of famous artists (paintings by Cimabue, Martini, etc.). However, there is not enough light inside, so you can only enjoy it with limited lights and candlelight. The right side of the main hall is a picture of the crucifixion of Christ, and the left side is the life of Saint Francis. Among them is the "Virgin and Child" painted by Lorenzoti. The Virgin stared at St. Francis, with a very loving look on her face. It is said that this picture is even more moving under the setting sun, so it is also called "the Virgin at dusk". There are also many frescoes on the altar. According to research evidence, it should have been painted by Giotto's disciples. And the small clothing room on the right still retains the costumes of Saint Francis. The most important thing in the lower church is the tomb of Saint Francis and his four followers in the cellar, and there are priests who listen to the confession and blessings of the lost. This cellar was once closed in the 15th century to avoid being desecrated by mortals.
The building is divided into three floors. The lower church is underground and can be used for mass. The oil paintings in the main hall include Cimabue, Giotto, Simeone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti, etc., and may even include works by Peter Rocavallini. Very beautiful, but unfortunately I can't take pictures. Francis was a humble pope, the first pope to kiss a leper. He was very concerned about the poor during his lifetime.