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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...

Città di Castello, Teatro Comunale degli Illuminati
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Città di Castello, Teatro Comunale degli Illuminati

This theatre was built by architect Antonio Gabrielli and commissioned by “Accademici Illuminati”. It hosted the first performance in 1666. Operation went on for many years with some restorations in between until in 1783 it was decided to re-build it completely. In 1939 the theatre was sold to the municipality of Città di Castello. The...