It is the place where the members of the Santo Stefano confraternity gather on the first Sunday of each month to take part in the liturgical celebration at 09.00. The church of Santo Stefano is one of the oldest churches in Assisi, its construction dates back to the period between the 12th and 13th centuries in modest and simple forms, the walls are in stone, like many other buildings in Assisi. The interior has a single nave illuminated by small windows, the ceiling is in wood and the remains of frescoes adorn the side walls. The Franciscan tradition has it that the bells of this church played continuously during the time of the death and agony of St. Francis. (photo)