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Church of San Marco

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San Marco is made up of two churches placed one above the other, with the upper church opening towards the mountain and the lower church opening onto the valley. Dedicated to the Trinity, the churches are joined by an internal staircase and were built in 1580 by the Compagnia della Santissima TrinitÓ dei Laici.

The exterior of the upper church, which functions as the parish church of San Marco, is extremely simple. The baroque doorway is a later addition that was attached to the original 14th century fašade. The decorations of the lower church are particularly fine and are made up of frescoed vaults along with a number of religious paintings.
The fašade of the lower church was unadorned until1961, when a large mosaic by Gino Severini (1883-1966).depicting St Mark (see photo) was un installed.


  Major historical figures
Silvio Passerini (1469-1529) 
St Margherita (1247-1297) 
Luca Signorelli (144?-1523) 
Pietro Berrettini (1596-1669) 
Gino Severini (1883-1966) 
Brother Elia 
Famous Cortonese 

  What to see & do
Lake Trasimeno 
Weddings in Tuscany 
Archaeological Itinerary 

  Lake Trasimene
Lake Trasimene 
Eating well by Lake Trasimene 
Where to stay by Lake Trasimene 
Bathing - Lake Trasimene 
The islands - boat tours 
Ristorante Da Massimo, lago Trasimeno - Magione 

  Specials - Out of town
Gift Ideas for traveling 
Wedding in Cortona 
Arezzo - where to sleep - Discover the city of Antiquarian and Gold 
Pierle and Its Castle 
Stay in Val di Chiana aretina 

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