The Church of San Francesco della Scarpa
One of my favourite sights in Sulmona is the magnificent portal of the former Church of St. Francesco della Scarpa. The church was built by Franciscan monks under the Angevin rule. It had been severely affected by several earthquakes. Today we can still admire the marvellous side portal.
While the charming magic of SS. Annunziata’s palace results from the complete asymmetry of its architectural decoration, the severe beauty of the St. Francesco’s Church origins from its absolute harmony.