Things to see and do - San Marco d'Alunzio
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The small village of San Marco is located just 9km from the sea at an altitude of 550m. The site was probably inhabited in the pre-Hellenistic period; each stage in Sicilian history subsequently left its mark here: after the Greeks, it was named Municipium Aluntinorum by the Romans, and San Marco by the Normans, who built a castle here.
Tourist attractions San Marco d'Alunzio : Things to see and do
The historic centre has some attractive Baroque buildings such as the church of St Basil from the 18C or the church dell'Ara Coeli decorated with attractive stucco. On the main road (Via Aluntina) is the chiesa madre, St Nicholas, with a sober facade..
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This church is located before the entrance to the town and stands alone on the left of the road. It was built on the ruins of an old temple of Hercules of which only a few tufa blocks remain. The church roof has now disappeared and of the sanctuary t..
The church houses a parish museum with sacred ornaments, a wooden reliquary, a Virgin and Child in polychrome wood (it is a Virgin Hodigitria, that is to say she carries the Child in her left arm). There is also an attractive wooden statue of Mary Ma..