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Churches of Magione

[image ALT: A small elegant square tower with an arch on each face, and capped by a curving pyramidal roof. It is a view of the belfry of the church of the Madonna delle Grazie in Magione, Umbria (central Italy).]
Madonna delle Grazie

[image ALT: A block of 2‑ and 3‑story brick buildings among which the outlines of a small church can be made out, from which the most characteristic feature is a square belfry. It is a view of the church of S. Giovanni Battista in Magione, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Giovanni Battista

Outlying Churches

[image ALT: A fortress-like 3‑story brick church, windowless on the ground floor, with only one medium-sized rectangular window on the second floor; it is surmounted by a small two-arch flat belfry of the type known as a 'campanile a vela' and a much larger squat octagonal tower capped by a small lantern. It is a front view of the Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso near Magione, Umbria (central Italy).]
Madonna del Soccorso

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You should not get the idea that these three churches represent all, or even most, of the old churches in the town and its surrounding territory: there are over a dozen of them. I don't know the area as well as I could, and I haven't seen most of them: for one thing, each of the frazioni has its own church; I got a glimpse of the outside of one in the attractive little town of Montecolognola for example, said to have medieval frescoes — but there was a baptism in progress and I preferred not to go in and do the tourist thing, of course.

In Solomeo, the church of S. Bartolomeo has a very fine 18c organ.

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