Anghiari



TIPOLOGY

City & Islands

SUBTYPE

LOCALITY

Anghiari (AR)

DESCRIPTION

Anghiari is a Medieval town in the Valtiberina Valley in Tuscany. It is famous for being the scene of a battle in 1440 that was depicted by Leonardo da Vinci in a legendary fresco, which was later lost. At the centre of the town is the Borghetto, the oldest Medieval settlement, which is surrounded by strong 16th-century walls. The town’s main sights include the imposing Medieval Campano tower, the ancient Badia church, carved out of the rock, and Palazzo Taglieschi, which now houses the State Museum.

WEBSITE

http://www.comune.anghiari.ar.it/

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