San Francesco, già basilica Apostolorum

The church erected between the 9th and 10th centuries, rises on the place where there used to be a more ancient religious building built in the 5th century for the wish of the bishop Neone (Basilica Apostolorum).

Since 1261 the church has been dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, in 1321 the funeral of Dante Alighieri was celebrated and still today it belongs to the so called “Dantesque part of town”. The church was restored several times both inside and outside and an important restoring took place in 1793 by Pietro Zumaglini. The underground crypt is what remains of the medieval basilica.

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