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Piazzale Santa Margherita 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 605064
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After the steep climb we were rewarded by entering this beautiful Neo Gothic church dedicated to Saint Margaret of Cortona. The artworks inside are beautiful.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful church. I was expecting a small church that was not worth the walk up but I was wrong. Beautiful and totally worth the trip, the ceiling and art work did not disappoint

Thank Companion756863
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Neo-gothic church is located at the outskirts of the city, bellow the fortress. It is dedicated to the patron saint of the city (Saint Margaret of Cortona) who died here in the 13th century. She was responsible of the rebuilding of the church after...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked down from the market square to see the fantastic views from the wall. To the left a museum and to the right this marvel. Wandered around in awe, exquisite interior with lots of niches, alcoves, paintings and fresco. Reading its past and development over...More

Thank robert_brant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful walk up here from the center of town, which is not really very far away. Great views down to the valley and out to the surrounding town, a nice interior with some interesting art.

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost as high as you can go in Cortona so great views. About 15 minute walk from the town centre bot the views get better every few metres. Church is very nice and St Margaret takes pride of place above the alter. There is a...More

Thank grwpl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If in Cortona make sure you see this spectacular church. So much history and is beautiful and simply Amazing!

Thank LizzieB504
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We’d parked down below the city of Cortona with no plan except to explore. After the endless steep climb from the main piazza in the midday sun (yes a crazy time at 30 degrees) the path opened up to the imposing Basilica di Santa Margherita....More

Thank margot_nz
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This beautiful church sits high above Cortona and is well worth a visit, with a large car park outside. Beautiful painted ceiling and lovely altar are very special. Sadly no information inside the Basilica, which would have been a bonus, good toilets outside, which, in...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful church. So nice to see the beauty without crowds!!! Don’t miss the fortress up the hill a little further.

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14 May 2016|
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We attended the 10a one...good luck and enjoy!