The New Church
The New Church was built in 1615 (or 1616) in the place was situaded the native house of St. Francis.
In the plaza in front of the church there is the bronzy statue of Roberto Joppolo of the parents of St. Francis.
To the construction of the Church New contributed a lot the King of Spain Phillip III.
On the summit of the external portal of the church writing is found:
"The house of the parents of Francis
has become temple of God
the jail where he was confined by his dad
it is still visible"
In fact, inside the church, you can be visited the "saint Francis's jail"
Inside the church you can see some relics of Saint Francis.
From the Church you can access the old shop of Pietro Bernardone (Saint Francis's dad).