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Anghiari, Galleria Girolamo Magi
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The Girolamo Magi Gallery

Anghiari hosts famed loggia

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Built on a design by engineer Francis Tuti, the building was inaugurated on February 15, 1889. It is dedicated to a man from Anghiari, Girolamo Magi; he was an illustrious military engineer from the sixteenth century who served under the Venetian Republic. This gallery is a fine example minor architecture which offers cutting-edge technical solutions. Its loggias recall the larger galleries in Milan, Genoa and Naples. For years, this venue hosted a covered market for selling seeds and grains. Later, during the first decades of the twentieth century, a new road was built which made the marketplace easier to reach. Thus, the gallery lost its original function. Its last renovation occurred in 1993.
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. ...