Church of San Francesco d'Assisi


Church of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Location: Church of San Francesco d'Assisi
  • Address: Via San Francesco d'Assisi 11
  • Phone#: 011 5628474
  • Opening: Working days 7am-1pm and 3.30pm-8pm
    Sunday and Public Holidays: 9am-noon and 4.30pm-8pm
  • Transportation: Stop 244 Monte di Pietà: lines 4, 11, 27, 51, 57, Star.
    Stop 470 Bertola: lines 13, 13/, 56, 72, 72/, Star 2.
A church of the Franciscan order existed in this place way before 1608, the year in which the restructuring of the building began. The current shapes however follow the designs by Bernardo Antonio Vittone (1761), while the facade was made by Mario Ludovico Quarini. Many of the inside chapels received the patronage of various guilds, for example the guild of the Università dei Luganesi (stone workers and stucco workers), of Sant’Omobono (tailors) and of SS. Cosma e Damiano (grocers).