San Marco Argentano is a southern Italian town with a bishopric in Calabria, Cosenza Province, located on the main road between 283/533 Guardia Piemontese and Mandria Luci. The town has 7,424 inhabitants (December 31, 2015). In 1050 the Duke of Apulia and Calabria and Norman ruler Robert Guiscard chose (* around 1015, † 1085), the strategically located San Marco Argentano as a seat for himself and his 60-strong force and had built a solid stone tower. At the age of 15 years was brought in 1431 to St. Francis of Paola in the convent of San Marco Argentano, in the magnificent church he took his vows. In the cathedral there is the silver processional cross, a creation of the silversmith master Giovanni di Longobucco. is known San Marco Argentano today primarily as a place of manufacture of the Butirro, which is obtained from the milk of cows that have calved a year ago, a cheese. It resembles the Burrini from Puglia.
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