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“Wonderful Church”

Basilica di Santa Margherita
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Full-Day Private Tour to Arezzo and Cortona from Siena
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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Siena
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Charleston, West Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Church”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Drive up to the top of the mountain first and tour this church and the fort, then go back down to Cortonna. Wonderful Views from the church and from the fort. Go up to the cemetary.

Visited May 2014
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Florence, Italy
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“Great Church”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Wonderful hike will be rewarded with this church on top of a hill. Beautiful views. Read the history of St Margherita before you go to fully appreciate this place.

Visited October 2013
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palmyra western australia
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“Worth the long walk up to the top of Cortona.”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Beautiful historic church perched at the top of Cortona. A must to visit if you have come to Cortona.

Visited December 2013
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Szeged, Hungary
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“It really is a pilgrimage”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I know several people had remarked on it before me, but going up really does feel like a pilgrimage. You climb up Cortona's steep streets to reach it. It's a nice journey, though you have to pace yourself, it can push the untrained heart. The streets themselves are worth going up on. The buildings feel older on the way, and there is one small park that just begs a picnic.

The church itself is grand. The grey and white facade is truly beautiful. It looks quite modern, while being from the 13th century. Inside it doesn't disappoint either. The simple lines and the rich colours give it an airy feel. The only creepy thing is the mummy at the main altar, which used to be Saint Margaret.

Visited October 2013
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Chappell Hill, Texas
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“Beautiful church with relics of Sta. Margherita”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

You can walk up from town or drive, either way you're rewarded with beautiful views and an inspiring destination.

Visited October 2013
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