SEEKING SERENITY? LOOK TO SAINTLY ASSISI by Susan Nelson

The Basilica of St. Francis, built in memory of the local saint (1182 to 1226), sits on a hilltop, which overlooks the valley. Built on ground that was previously a gallows for criminals called Colle d’Inferno (Hill of Hell), it was donated as the site for the Basilica and renamed Colle di Paradiso (Hill of Heaven). Astounding 13th century frescoes by famous artists adorn the walls inside, making it one huge art gallery.

 

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