Italy Assisi Santa Maria degli Angeli

This suburb of Assisi is about 5 Km. away and boasts an imposing basilica constructed between 1569 and 1679 and crowned by the magnificent dome designed by Alessi. It encloses the Porziuncola (the nucleus of the first Franciscan monastery and the place where St.Claire received the Franciscan cowl from St.Francis in 1211) and the Cappella del Transito where St.Francis died on the 3rd October 1226.