Oratory of San Marco

Corigliano-Rossano, Italy

The Oratory of San Marco is a Byzantine-style oratory situated in the old town centre of Rossano, a frazione of Corigliano-Rossano.

The church was built in the 10th century by St. Nilus the Younger as a place of retirement for nearby eremite monks and is one of the most important testimonies to Byzantine art in Italy. It is the most ancient monument in the city and was originally dedicated to St. Anastasia. It has a Greek cross plan with five characteristic domes on cylindrical drums and, in the past, the entire building was supported by very thin columns then these were covered with cement after restoration works. Between 1928 and 1934, during the restoration works, a fragment of a fresco picturing a Virgin Hodegetria was discovered.



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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Michele Perchiazzi (13 months ago)
Too bad stay closed
Pietro Gallina (14 months ago)
Beautiful oratory / church of Byzantine style, a pity not to be able to visit it inside x the work in progress.
Luca Z (15 months ago)
Seen only externally as it is closed due to works. Vote 0 to the administration and superintendency for the fact that they keep this jewel closed to the public, which deserves much more treatment. It would just make us ashamed!
Roberto Murace (15 months ago)
Evocative and fascinating place. Easily accessible, it offers a unique panoramic view.
Antonella Rizzo (2 years ago)
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