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Travel Bug Dog Tag Travel-St. Francis Basilica TB02

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Released:
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Auf den Spuren der Zisterzienser

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Current GOAL

This travel bug has two modest goals, to survive more than five years and to be moved by at least 25 cachers. As of 17-May-19 it had been circulating for 3.8 years and had been moved by 16 cachers.

Please drop it in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item

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The Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscan Order.  It is in Assisi, Italy, the city where St. Francis was born and died.  The basilica is one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy.  With its accompanying friary, Sacro Convento, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi.

The basilica, which was begun in 1228, is built into the side of a hill (see the second pano photo) on the edge of the city.  The basilica comprises two churches known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church, and a crypt where the remains of the saint are interred. The interior of the Upper Church is an important early example of the Gothic style in Italy. The Upper and Lower Churches are decorated with frescoes by numerous late medieval painters from the Roman and Tuscan schools, and include works by Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti and possibly Pietro Cavallini. The range and quality of the works gives the basilica a unique importance in demonstrating the development of Italian art of this period.

At the top of the hill overlooking the city and countryside is medieval castle.  The Rocca Maggiore is a massive presence meant to intimidate the people of the town.  It was built by Cardinal Albornoz in 1367 and later expanded by popes Pius II (1458) and Paul III (1535-1538).

Assisi is also the birthplace of St. Clare, the founder of the Order of Poor Clares.  Her cathedral has a museum of relics related to her.

Busloads of tourists crowd the main streets.  However, Asissi has beautiful side streets to stroll, with many structures having interesting architectural features.  Many date to the Roman period.

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Tracking History (23162.1mi) View Map

Dropped Off 05/19/2019 mentalo3d placed it in Auf den Spuren der Zisterzienser Bayern, Germany - 56.93 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/18/2019 mentalo3d took it to Würzburger Reversigo Bayern, Germany - 40.86 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/15/2019 mentalo3d took it to Die unbekannten Soldaten (Kurzmulti) Bayern, Germany - 21.33 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to An der Gabelung Bayern, Germany - .43 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to In der Kurve Bayern, Germany - .22 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to Im Gebüsch Bayern, Germany - .16 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to An der Brücke Bayern, Germany - .49 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to An der Planke Bayern, Germany - .21 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to Fränkischer Adventskalender - 05. Dezember Bayern, Germany - .35 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/04/2019 mentalo3d took it to Halteverbot Bayern, Germany - 41.27 miles  Visit Log
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