Assisi’s Basilica of St. Francis: From Destruction to Glory – August 4th, 2020
Explore with me Assisi’s glorious 13th-c Basilica di San Francesco as I offer you an inside-look at the painstaking restoration of two frescoed vault quadrants which smithereened to the floor in the 1997 earthquake. The fresco restoration project of the Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi might arguably be termed the greatest restoration project ever undertaken in Western European fresco art. By some sort of miracolo, I was allowed up on the vault sixty feet above the Upper Basilica floor to view the final days of this five-year project centered on the re-piecing of 80,000 13th-c fresco pieces. The event of a lifetime. Let me show you why.