Places of worship

Parish Church of Santa Maria in Micciano

Micciano’s church surrounded by lush landscape


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 medieval walled town immersed in the splendid landscape of the Tiber Valley
"Anghiari is a place that reveals its own enchantment only by degrees, and even then, only to the traveller who wants to explore and use their own eyes", wrote Harold Donaldson Eberlein, crossing the Upper Tiber Valley in 1929. Nothing could be truer, because Anghiari, like the rest of Tuscany, is a place to discover. ...