Travel Bug Dog Tag Travel-St. Francis Basilica TB02

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Released:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In the hands of k-steinjäger.

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Please drop this item 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 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 (14688.5mi) View Map

Grab It (Not from a Cache) 5/7/2017 k-steinjäger grabbed it   Visit Log

"Am alten Wall" gefunden und zur weiteren Reise mitgenommen

Retrieve It from a Cache 1/29/2017 bsfgroßenhain retrieved it from Bieleboh der Mysterie Sachsen, Germany   Visit Log

Er muß vielleicht mal nach Frankreich... im März !

Dropped Off 1/8/2017 harmony50c placed it in Bieleboh der Mysterie Sachsen, Germany - 15.43 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/2/2017 harmony50c took it to Der Glatzenkogel Nr. 2 Sachsen, Germany - 2.65 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/2/2017 harmony50c took it to Spinnennest II - Leben am seidenen Faden Sachsen, Germany - 6.18 miles  Visit Log
Discovered It 1/1/2017 Schnattchen70 discovered it   Visit Log

Zum Katerabtrieb gesehen

Discovered It 1/1/2017 pitti70 discovered it   Visit Log

Beim Neujahrstreffen in Wumpe gesehen

Discovered It 1/1/2017 Katzdackel discovered it   Visit Log

Diesen TB konnte ich beim "Vertreibe den Kater Vol.2" Event an den Sieben Linden entdecken. Danke fürs Zeigen!

Discovered It 1/1/2017 sapach990 discovered it   Visit Log

Beim „Vertreibe den Kater Vol. II“-Event in Steinigtwolmsdorf gesichtet. Vielen Dank fürs Zeigen!

Discovered It 1/1/2017 Lisaeinsl discovered it   Visit Log

Beim Neujahrsevent an den 7 Linden gesehen.
Danke

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