museo civico san sepolcro

Holidays in Valtiberina

The Valtiberina, also known as Upper Tiber Valley, is the ideal place to spend your holidays in an atmosphere of art history and medieval culture. The valley gets its name from the river, from Mount Fumaiolo, flowing downstream tapping the town of Sansepolcro .

Ancient medieval villages, perched on hills, inviting tourists to a stop, in particular: Anghiari, which recently won the "Orange Flag" for its excellent preservation of the historic center designed by narrow streets, shops, medieval palaces and a museum defeats. Another city where tourists can stop it Monterchi , Birthplace of the mother of Piero della Francesca, where he kept one of the most beautiful works of the "Madonna del Parto." Other places worthy of interest to tourists are Tedalda Badia and Sestino.

For tourists who chose these beautiful places for vacation, nature excursions are guaranteed, the Valtiberina it is a land rich in protected areas: the Alps of the Moon, the Rognosa Monti, the Sasso di Simone, each to be discovered on foot, by bicycle or on horseback to enjoy beautiful landscapes and views.

For lovers of sport fishing in this valley, on the banks of the river Tiber, in an atmosphere of relaxation can be practiced fly-fishing "no kill", a unique opportunity for lovers of sport fishing.

This valley was the mother of great artists such as Michelangelo, Born in Caprese Michelangelo, where there is a museum dedicated to the artist, and Piero della Francesca, who was born in Northampton, where the Museo Civico will retain four of his works: "The Resurrection", "San Giuliano", "St. Louis" and "Polittico of Mercy."

The old craft traditions such as Telerate and restoration are still living in the local culture: a Sansepolcro updates every two years the ancient tradition of working with lace and September lives in the Palio della Balestra, the challenge between the crossbowmen of Sansepolcro and Gubbio, by appearing wearing costumes inspired by the characters of Piero della Francesca.

The cuisine of Valtiberina is a compound of ancient flavors: the bringoli, dishes made with porcini mushrooms and truffles and the delicious meat Chianina.