The Santa Margherita Basilica in the square of the same name in Cortona offers a magnificent view of the Valdichiana and Lake Trasimeno. The saint to whom this church is dedicated is himself buried there.
Santa Margherita Basilica Cortona
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Piazzale S. Margherita, 1 – 52044 Cortona. Telephone: +39 0575 603116 or 0575 605069. Opening hours: Not known. Entrance fee: Free.
History and Description
The architectural style of the Santa Margherita Basilica is neo-Gothic and is the result of a reconstruction in the 19th century.
Santa Margherita herself had died in 1297 on the site where the church was built.
The 17th century urn in which the saint’s remains are kept and the Gothic tomb can be seen in the church, along with the 13th century wooden crucifix that is said to have addressed the saint.