Sansepolcro and Anghiari

The thousand-year-old city of Sansepolcro offers visitors the opportunity to grasp the various historical, architectural and artistic aspects of this part of the territory located at the extreme limit of Tuscany, but bordering on Romagna, Marche and Umbria. The richness in churches and historic buildings testifies to its importance, and traditions also play an important part in the life of the city.

The half-day visit includes the Cathedral, ancient Badia camaldolese, an interesting example of a religious building that preserves inside its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture. Of great interest the works that enrich it including the Ascension of Perugino and the splendid Holy Face, very important wooden sculpture of Carolingian period (sec. VIII-IX). The tour continues with a visit to the historic Piazza Torre di Berta and the Via XX settembre flanked by medieval tower houses. You can choose to visit the Church of San Francesco, Gothic church that preserves an interesting marble altar of the fourteenth century. in addition to paintings of the biturgense school, or the Church of Sant'Antonio Abate that preserves the “standard of the Crucifixion” by Luca Signorelli.

*To this tour can be added the Civic Museum, which currently houses the exhibition “Nel Segno di Roberto longhi – Piero della Francesca and Caravaggio”. The exhibition takes place inside the halls of the Civic Museum of Sansepolcro, where some of the most important works by Piero della Francesca, a fifteenth-century artist born and lived in Sansepolcro are preserved, known for the use of real perspective and which has been instrumental in the development of Art History from the fifteenth century to the present day. The above works are the“Resurrection” considered his absolute masterpiece, the“polyptych of Mercy”, the “San Giuliano” and the “San Ludovico da Tolosa”. To these are added, on the occasion of the exhibition, the “Boy bitten by the ramarro” by Caravaggio, an outstanding example of seventeenth-century art, and the fifteenth-century“Portrait of young” by Ercole de’ roberti to create a logical thread between Piero’s painting and his influences through his time and subsequent centuries thanks to the in-depth analysis of Roberto longhi, one of the most eminent scholars of Piero della Francesca, and not only, of the 20th century.


Elected one of"Borghi più belli d'Italia", Anghiari immediately appears to the visitor as a place almost out of time, with its medieval streets and the patrol path, recently brought to light, which passes under the circular apse of the church of Saint Augustine. Along the route you will find the Camaldolese Abbey of St Bartholomew, the oldest church in England, with its particular architecture (almost with certainty the first building was a rock church),he Praetorian Palace, the prepositure that preserves a terracotta of Andrea della Robbia and paintings of the ‘500 and ‘600 (deposition of Domenico Puligo and Last Supper and Lavanda of the feet of the sogliani) and the Church of Sant'Agostino itself. The visit to the historical centre can be completed with the entrance to the Museum of the Battle, so called because here is remembered the famous Battle of Angles of 1440 through the work of the same title as Leonardo da Vinci, never found again, and/or with the entrance to the Museo taglieschi that tells the life and traditions of Anglicans and the Valtiberina.


The cost of the entrance tickets is not included in the fee required for the itinerary.

Itinerary type: Small Villages to Discover