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Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure
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The oldest structure in the city, the 12th-century church with buttresses attaching it to surrounding houses is located in the center of the citadel's maze of cobblestone streets. Inside the Pisan-Genoese church, look for the Renaissance baptismal font, carved in bas-relief, and the 3rd-century white-marble Roman sarcophagus. Walk around the back to see the loggia built above a huge cistern that stored water for use in times of siege, as did the circular stone silos seen throughout the town. The 14th-century bell tower rises 82 feet. Relics of the patron Saint Bonifacio reside in the central altar.
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