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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Italy’s Assisi Basilica is Safe After an Earthquake Rattles Its Surroundings

The Basilica of San Francesco. The Basilica of San Francesco. Wikipedia

On Wednesday, August 24, Italian officials announced that the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi was unharmed by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the country’s Lazio and Marche regions. The thirteenth-century structure, which is decorated with frescoes by Cimabue, Giotto, Pietro Lorenzetti, and Simone Martini, was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1997.

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