In the province of Foggia, precisely in San Marco, the architect Antonio Pio Saracino, originally from the ancient town of Puglia and now based in New York, has just completed the Arch of San Marco.
San Marco in Lamis is the Gate of the Gargano and the Arch represents the entrance to the Gargano territory, so the citizens have the task of welcoming and accompanying pilgrims and visitors on their way to the Sacred Mountain. Solidarity, tolerance and hospitality to make the Apulian city current and modern.
The work was commissioned by the municipality, is a symbol of the pilgrimage on the Via Sacra Langobardorum-Via Francigena and stands in Piazza Europa. The meeting point where the axes that lead to the ancient convents of Santa Maria di Stignano and San Matteo are joined.
The Arch of San Marco was made entirely of apricena stone.
The architect for its shape was inspired by the movements of the subsoil, more specifically by the plate tectonics where layers of materials are formed on each other, in a completely random way.