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Complesso museale di San Francesco

Montefalco, Italy

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Complesso museale di San Francesco

Montefalco, Italy

The Complex is the Church of San Francesco

The heart of the Complex is the Church of San Francesco, with the splendid frescoes painted by Benozzo Gozzoli, author of the decorations contained in the chapel of San Girolamo and in the apse. The Scenes from the life of St. Francis (1542) are to be counted among the most important well-maintained painting of the cycles of the Renaissance.
The Complex also includes the picture gallery, the ancient wine cellars of the Franciscan Convent, the archaeological findings and marble gravestone fragments of various ages which are reunited in the Crypt and spaces dedicated to contemporary art exhibition.
Its extraordinary cycle of frescoes is the glory of Montefalco. The Church was built between 1335 and 1338 by the Friars Minor, it has a rectangular plant and it is composed by a central nave ending in a pentagonal apse, admirably frescoed by Benozzo Gozzoli with the Scenes from the life of St. Francis.
As a result of the abolition of the religious guilds, the Municipality of Montefalco had to administer the whole property which belonged to the church including several artworks that are housed in the four exhibitions rooms of the gallery such as paintings, frescoes fragments originating from other churches of the territory, as well as textiles and objects. Among the authors are Antonio Aquili, known as Antoniazzo Romano, Niccolò di Liberatore known as L'Alunno, Cristoforo di Iacopo and Melozzo da Forlì.

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Contact

Complesso museale di San Francesco

Via Ringhiera Umbra, 6
06036, Montefalco

Opening hours

    January - March

    WED - SUN 10:30 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

    MON - TUE closed

     

    April - May - September

    open everyday 10:30 - 18:00

     

    June - August

    open everyday 10:30 - 19:00

     

    October

    open everyday 10:30 - 18:00

     

    November - December

    WED - SUN 10:30 - 13:00 / 14:30 - 17:00

    MON - TUE closed

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