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Places of worship

Parish Church of Santa Maria in Micciano

Micciano’s church surrounded by lush landscape

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A few miles from Anghiari, along the road leading to Caprese Michelangelo, you’ll see the Church of Santa Maria a Micciano. Surrounded by fields and a stunning row of cypress trees, the church is nestled in a complex made up of buildings from different eras. Currently, its original structure is no longer legible, as it remains hidden by subsequent restructuring.

Within the rural settlement, you’ll see the church of S. Clement which probably dates back to the twelfth century, even if some recently discovered tombs suggest an earlier date. The apse is the oldest part of the church, which originally boasted a Greek cross plan. It was converted to a Latin cross lay-out in the middle of the nineteenth century. Not far from Toppole, one can reach the San Veriano Abbey.

A striking medieval town nestled in the quietude of the Tiber Valley
Anghiari is a striking medieval town hugging the slopes of the Sovara torrent and the Tiber Valley. Its name is famous for a 1440 battle, fought on the plain in front of the town and depicted by Leonardo da Vinci in a legendary fresco lost somewhere in Florence’s Hall of the 500 in the Palazzo Vecchio. ...