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Piazzale Santa Margherita 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 605064
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All reviews beautiful church patron saint steep climb st margaret glass case worth the effort scenic walk cortona town well worth the visit old church walk around tuscan valley mosaics nuns saints arches trek
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have a car this is a must visit from Cortona a 10 minute drive. Free parking with some trees for shade and free public restrooms . The church inside has a beautiful blue ceiling. Up the hill, 10 minute walk steep but doable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roger C
Reviewed 5 December 2018

The Basilica di Santa Margherita is one of the most beautiful churches. It reminds me of the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome, but much smaller. From Cortona you can hike to the basilica. It is quite steep with only a couple of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

You can take a car to this church. We walked from the bottom and hiked up. Be warned its a fair trek up if you do it our way but you do see the shops and eat at La Grotta! It is light and airy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian H
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The relatively bland exterior belies what lies within. A very beautiful church, with the added bonus of very nice views from the grounds. The bigger bonus, however, is the large parking area; you park free and there's always room. You can even use this as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TuscanWino
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous church in an absolutely lovely town. We could go back over& over again. It’s a must for an Italian vacation for all ages. Don’t miss it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank skboone2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Companion756863
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robert_brant
Reviewed 20 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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We attended the 10a one...good luck and enjoy!