Contrada San Marco archaeological site
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Contrada San Marco archaeological site   

A3 // Basilica // Cemetery area

Basilica with three naves with local annexes of the monastery; Byzantine cemetery with arcosolium tombs. Basilica crypt with three naves; cenobium with a rectangular plan with a semi-mooned apse with a hemispherical dome and barrel vault. A rivulet of water flows from the apse which must have flowed into the baptismal font which no longer exists 


ORSI, P., Byzantine Sicily, Tivoli 1942, p. 16; AGNELLO, G., Byzantine architecture in Sicily, Florence 1952, p. 211; MESSINA, A., Rock baptisteries and baptismal basins in Byzantine Sicily, ASS, 1971, pp. 7-8.

Area of ​​archaeological interest, art. 142 letter m) Legislative Decree 42/04 


Bonfiglio Piccione, C., The hermitage of S. Corrado in Noto, Noto 1899; Parisi, G., San Corrado Confalonieri patron of Noto, Turin 1960; Messina, A., The rupestrian churches of Syracuse, Palermo 1979, pp. 140-141.  

(Text source: survey form no.378 Landscape Plan of the Province of Syracuse - Archaeological Heritage)

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