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According to legend, the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi was built on the spot the saint himself chose as his final resting place.
Construction began in 1228, and is now a fusion of two superimposed churches: the lower in Romanesque style, the upper one in Gothic style.
Inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000, the Basilica of San Francesco has long been a place of pilgrimage.
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