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Chiesa di San Marco

San Marco is a church in Milan. According to tradition, the church was dedicated to St. Mark, patron of Venice, after the help given by that city in the war againstFrederick Barbarossa in the 12th century. However, the first mention of the church dates from 1254 when the Augustinians built aGothic style edifice with a nave and two aisles re-using pre-existing constructions. The structure was heavily modified in the Baroque style during the 17th century, when it became the largest church in the city after the Duomo di Milano.