Strada Provinciale Marecchia, Badia Tedalda AR, Italia
The Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Badia Tedalda, the jewel of Valtiberina, is where the spectacular glazed ceramics by the only Della Robbia students, Benedetto and Santi Buglioni, are kept.
Here, you can find five Robbian works, the most important of which is undoubtedly the central altarpiece: Madonna Enthroned with Saints Leonardo, Michael the Archangel and Benedetto, which Leonardo Buonafede commissioned to Benedetto Buglioni and paid in 1517.
The second work is the altarpiece on the left side, the Annunciation and Saints Giuliano, Sebastiano and Antonio Abate: intended for the high altar and commissioned to Benedetto by Leonardo Buonafede, it was then given to Santi in 1522 after Benedetto died. The third work is the altarpiece on the left side, depicting Maria as she gives the holy girdle to St. Thomas, while the fourth work is the tabernacle for the Eucharist. The church also has two detached frescoes depicting Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Annunciate, attributed by scholars to Benedetto Buglioni and his workshop in the early 1500s.