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There is a 15th Century fresco in the chapel, attributed to the Master of Narni from 1409, showing, on the right, the Nativity, and on the left, the Crčche of Greccio.
Among the people, the rich noble man, Giovanni da Greccio, is recognizable, extremely devoted to the Saint. There are also two 15th Century frescoes painted on the exterior of the Chapel: the Nativity of the Umbro-Marchigian School, and a representation of St. John the Baptist. The first dormitory of the Monks can be visited, as well as the cell where the Saint slept upon bare rock and the pulpit of San Bernardino. From here, it is a short distance to the Chiesina, dating from the first half of the 13th Cent; dedicated to St.Francis, the barrel vault is covered with stars and there is also a representation of Blessed Giovanni da Parma. The rough-hewn choir stalls have been preserved, the lectern and the wooden swivel holder for the lantern used to illuminate the pages of the anthem-book.
A 16 the Century painting is shown on the altar of the Deposition among the Saints; on the lefthand wall is an interesting 14th Cent. fresco of St. Francis to whom the Angel is announcing the remission of sins and, above this, a beautiful 15 th Century painted tondo attributed to the Florentine Biagio di Antonio, showing the Madonna and Child. In a small oratory next door, to the left, is a canvas glued to wood, probably from the late 16th Cent., showing St. Francis drying his tears with a cloth.
On the facade of the Chiesina, to the left of the door, had been a fairly ruined fresco from the 15th Cent. (Virgin enthroned with Child and Angels Chorus, a Deacon Saint, St. Francis, a Bishop Saint, the Blessed Trinity - Father, Holy Spirit and Christ Crucified - St. John the Baptist and another Bishop Saint). The visit ends ingoing through the ascetic dormitory which dates from the time of St. Bonventure.