Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Italy - Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Site
Panorama della città or panorama of the city.
The postcard shows the city of Assisi and St. Francis Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Sent by Monica, a postcrosser from Italy.
Assisi represents a unique example of continuity of a city-sanctuary within its environmental setting from its Umbrian-Roman and medieval origins to the present, represented in the cultural landscape, the religious ensembles, systems of communication, and traditional land use. The Basilica of San Francesco is an outstanding example of a type of architectural ensemble that has significantly influenced the development of art and architecture. The interchange of artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has significantly contributed to developments in art and architecture in the world.