The ancient Chapel is always a nice surprise for our grooms who get married in Assisi, because who wants to get maried here where St.Francis was born for sure will enjoy such an intimate proof of art and history.
The story of our Chapel in Assisi
We want to tell the story of our Chapel in Assisi. The noble Sbaraglini Family moved from Porta Perlici in the XV century into the mansion part of which was the medieval house of Bernardo da Quintavalle who was charmed by the behaviour of Francis and for this according to the Fioretti, invited Francis to dinner and gave him hospitality for the night.
During the night Bernardo wanted to try the sainliness of Francis and spied him while in prayer had raised
himself till the morning bell. The day after Bernardo renonced the world and followed Francis selling all that be possessed and offered it to the poor men.
The event marks the beginning of the Franciscan fraternity. The room was then transformed into a private chapel of the Sbaraglini Family who lived in the mansion house.
A nice surprise for our Grooms
All the couples who decided to celebrate their countryside wedding in Umbria with Villamena will get the possibility to have a privite visit into the Chapel and bless their marriage.
The same Family also possesses a memorial tablet with its coat of arms on the floor of the Chapel of St.Martino inside the Basilica of St. Francis dating back to 1759 with an inscription in latin.
Getting married while visiting ancient italian masterpieces. That’s what the most of the couples who got married here were dreaming for their wedding: peacefull green hills, natural parks, medieval castles, ancient towns, history, culture, not to mention the gastronomic tradition, colors, folklore and identity of Italy, a Country which has much to tell..