Chiesa di San Francesco - Deruta

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Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Matteotti, 18 - Loggia dei Lanari - 06121 Perugia
The Church of St. Francis is the main place of Catholic worship in Deruta. Its consecration dates back to 1388, after its reconstruction following a violent earthquake.
The building presents a unique aisle preserving a series of important frescoes including, starting from the left, the one of Domenico Alfani representing the Madonna with the Child between St. Francisco and St. Bernardino from Siena; and furthermore, frescoes depicting St. Sebastiano, SS. Peter and Paul, Martyr of a saint, Two stories of St. Catherine from Alessandria’s life. 
Continuing the visit of the church you will find the Chapel of the Rosary, dating back to 1846, preserving the statue of the Virgin of Rosary. A fresco of the 14th century representing the Christ’s Resurrection is visible in the apse. The church’s windows are instead a modern artwork: the central one has been made in the 1950s and the lateral ones in the 1980s. The frescoes continue on the right along the aisle: the Madonna with the Child among the saints Peter Apostle, Paolo di Tarso, San Ludovico from Toulouse, Caterina from Alessandria and Francis of Assisi; the fresco with Christ at the house of Marta and Maria and a niche with the fresco of St. Anthony from Padua.
The wonderful ceramics floor that characterises the church dates back to 1700 and was originally located in the Church of St. Angel. Today it is preserved in the Regional Museum of the Ceramics. The church, following the earthquake of 30 October 2016, underwent damages and has been closed for some months. It has been reopened to the public since 21st May 2017.