Category: Locations

Sansepolcro, Misericordia theatre
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Sansepolcro, Misericordia theatre

Piero della Francesca in 1460 painted Polittico della Misericordia for this venue, the work was commissioned by confraternita della Misericordia.  Misericordia theatre comes from the former church and oratory of Santa Maria della Misericordia XIV century. In 1445 the Confraternita della Misericordia commissioned  Piero della Francesca the Polittico della Misericordia for the main altar of...

Umbertide, Santa Croce Museum
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Umbertide, Santa Croce Museum

Santa Croce church dates back to the 14th century and hosts the local museum. Upon the main altar is the Deposizione by Luca Signorelli, painted in 1516. This is the only masterpiece of the artist from Cortona which is still housed in its original place. The same is true for the side altars’ paintings. The...

Città di Castello, Palazzo Vitelli a Sant’ Egidio
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Città di Castello, Palazzo Vitelli a Sant’ Egidio

This palazzo was built during the mid- VXI century for Paolo II Vitelli (1519-1574), a famous captain of Pope Paul III and emperor Charles V.The wide vaults at the entrance and of the portico are a fine example of Tuscan art, the ornate décor is for the most part a work by Cristofano Gherardi. Prospero...

Morra, San Crescentino Oratory
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Morra, San Crescentino Oratory

San Crescentino Oratory is located in Morra, a locality a few kilometers from Città di Castello. Built in 1420 and enlarged in 1507, the inside of the Oratory has a single nave that preserves late Gothic frescoes related to the original structure in the sacristy and, along the walls, a decoration executed by the workshop...

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Bourbon Castle
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Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Bourbon Castle

The family of the Marquis Bourbon del Monte Santa Maria belongs to the most important tuscan dynasties of the Middle Age and was among the most illustrious aristocratic families of the Medici era. It later developed branches also in Umbria and Marche. Ranieri, Lord of Tuscany from 1014 to 1027, was the first marquis and...

Citerna, San Francesco Church
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Citerna, San Francesco Church

Built in the 16th century probably over the remains of an existing building, the Church has an irregular Latin cross plan. It contains nine altars, some of them almost identical and embellished with reliefs and richly gilded wooden decorations, and notable works of art. Among them the most important are: a painting by Simone Ciburri...

Montone, San Francesco Church
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Montone, San Francesco Church

Construction of the complex dates back to the first decade of the ‘300, when the order of Friars Minor Conventual set themselves up in the Montone area. It is a typically Gothic building, in which there are many traces of the old form. The church consists of a nave with a trussed roof and ends...

San Giustino, Castle Bufalini
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San Giustino, Castle Bufalini

In 1487 Niccolò di Manno Bufalini received from Città di Castello a fort to be completed for the defence of the Upper Tiber Valley territory. Its restructuring, begun by the Roman architect Mariano Savelli, was completed by Giovanni and Camillo Vitelli. In the 16th century, in the ownership of Giulio and Ventura Bufalini, the building...

Città di Castello, Cloister of San Domenico
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Città di Castello, Cloister of San Domenico

The cloister was a part of the monumental complex of Saint Domenico’s Church. Its initial structure, smaller than the actual, was built together with the monastery in the XIV Century. The cloister has an irregular rectangular map with a central free space, where you can see a double order of archs which rest on elegant...

Città di Castello, San Domenico Church
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Città di Castello, San Domenico Church

The monumental Church, started thanks to the will of the Dominican Fathers, has a wide structure with a single nave and a cross choir. It was consecrated in 1426. The facade is unfinished. On the left side of the building, arises the belfry. Simple and austere is the architectural line of the apsis, with three...

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