From the apse of the St. Francis Basilica leads to the Papal Palace built by Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241), which houses inside the Treasury Museum: the most important collection of medieval art in the region. The museum exhibits more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, jewelry and manuscripts that the friars of Assisi had received as gifts from popes and kings; including some unique items such as two rare Sicilian fabrics gift from Giovanni di Brienne, or the chalice of Guccio di Mannaia a gift from Nicholas IV. The second part of the museum exhibits the Perkins collection, a gift from the American art historian Frederick Mason Perkins († 1955), which has about 50 paintings on wood of the XIV-XVI centuries, including paintings by Pietro Lorenzetti, di Lorenzo Monaco e del Sassetta.
Piazza San Francesco, 2 – Tel. 075 819 001 – Fax 075 816 187
www.sanfrancescoassisi.org – museosc@gmail.com
Opening hours
From April to October
Monday: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm / 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Tickets: Admission by donation
Services: Guide on request