Sansepolcro is the most populous municipality in the Upper Tiber Valley. Surrounded by ancient walls, it contains beautiful views and alleys to be discovered. Approaching Sansepolcro, you can immediately see the bell towers and the ancient towers that, once more numerous, characterize the skyline.
Near the historic center the medieval walls that surround it are the master allowing entry into the village only by certain streets on four sides. The content of the historic center is a succession of fine Renaissance and Baroque buildings. The Sansepolcro Civic Museum houses works by Piero della Francesca, born in Sansepolcro (some of his works are the Resurrection, the Polyptych of Mercy, San Giuliano and San Ludovico).
In the Cathedral there is the “Volto Santo” from the Carolingian period, a wooden crucifix where Christ is portrayed with Middle Eastern and victorious traits, not suffering as we usually are used to seeing. Next to the Cathedral, the Palazzo delle Laudi looks impressive, today the seat of the Municipality. There are many other churches to visit in the historic center: the Church of San Francesco, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, as well as the Church of San Lorenzo where you can admire a painting of Rosso Fiorentino depicting the Deposition.
Not far away, in the center of the village there is Piazza Torre di Berta which divides the main course in two. In this beautiful square every year, on the second Sunday of September, the Palio della Balestra takes place. You can admire the historical parades where the costumes and hairstyles of the figures are inspired by the paintings of Piero della Francesca.
A few kilometers away, following a road that winds through the mountains near Sansepolcro, you can also reach the Franciscan Hermitage of Montecasale on foot, donated to these territories by Saint Francis of Assisi.
From this Eremo it is possible to admire the nature of the valley from above.
Historic Palace B&B
Street XX Settembre 160/162
52037 Sansepolcro (AR)
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