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Basilica Minore of San Marco

This magnificent construction dominates the course of the Po river with its 45 metre-high-cupola.

Address and contacts

Piazza San Marco - 42022 Boretto
+39 0522 964105 or 0522 965454
parrocchiebrescello@gmail.com

Opening times

Everyday from 8.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

How to get there

See the indication to reach Boretto

Historical notes

Constructed between 1871 and 1883, it is the work of L. Panizzi Moriglo from Boretto and was granted the status of a Basilica on 5 May, 1956. The cupola collapsed in 1988, one hundred and five years to the time, day and month (10.30 p.m. on 7 October) when it was first consecrated and opened to worship. It has now been reconstructed, keeping precisely to the original size externally, yet using modern technology. Inside, the laminated wood used to renovate it is highly visible. It has been suggested that this may be a unique work in Europe and the world, revealing the unprecedented architectural genius of the designers Roberto Alessi and Antonio Raffagli.