A book of great visual impact that relates the life of one of the most popular and venerated saints by ways of masterpieces of art dating from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Since March 2013, following the pope election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio who was the first to take on the papal name of Francis, the Franciscan monk has gained a renewed interest.
Going from Giotto to Caravaggio, Cimabue, Gentile da Fabiano and Van Eyck, every episode of the saint’s life is illustrated by a series of full-size pictures including a short description. This book celebrates the Saint known as “il poverello d’Assisi” (the poor man from Assisi). His figure captivates both the believers and non-believers. His tomb receives every year thousands of pilgrims. The city of Assisi, thanks to his well-known citizen, is today a symbol of peace.