The Papal chapel one of the most venerated shrines of Christianity and still a destination for pilgrims from around
the world, Basilica Superiore has been opened by Pope Innocenzo IV in 1253. Cimabue, a Florentine painter and
creator of mosaics started the enormous challenge of decorating the walls with pictorial scenes, working in the
transept, the cruise and the apse. Giotto an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the middle ages, painted
the St. Francis Stories in the nave, revolutionising the way to conceive pictorial space and figures. In 28 frames
Giotto illustrated the life of Saint Francis painting three dimensional characters to bring out the emotion in the story.
A cycle of paintings in modern art tells the story from history to present day, from a conservative and fruition point
of view it can be appreciated even more thanks to the new lighting.