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Piazzale Santa Margherita 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 605064
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Reviewed today 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 yesterday

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

Thank LizzieB504
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Bensthreegirls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful church of Saint Margherita.. For those who would like to have some inner rest after a long climb from Cortona center...you can do this inside this Basilica. The views outside the church towards the Valley and trasimeno lake are stunning.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Cortona during the second week of August and enjoyed exploring the town. Following the map we climbed the steepish hills through the town. We were pleasantly surprised by the Basilica when we reached the top of the hill. A lovely old and very...More

Thank IslandPaul2017
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Housing the actual remains of St Margherita (lying in state front and centre) this basilica is well worth the climb up from Cortona town centre. It is approx 200m elevation of climb from the bottom of Cortona but worth it for the views. Furthermore there...More

Thank ibbo189
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The view from outside is great. The inside has beautiful artwork as well. It is a bit of a climb if you park outside of the city, but the views in and around Cortona make the walk well worth it.

Thank Keely E
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This Basilica sits atop Cortona and affords magnificent views of Tuscany and Umbria. Italian Catholics have a thing about reliquaries. Santa Margherita's desiccated body lies at the altar's base.

Thank Vagabond_Pilgrim
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We attended the 10a one...good luck and enjoy!