Sansepolcro is the main town in the Valtiberina area, situated at the foot of the Apennines. There is a legend associated with the foundation of Sansepolcro: its origins can be traced to two pilgrim saints, Arcano and Egidio. On their return from the Holy Land, they stopped in this valley and, thanks to a sign from God, they decided to stay and build a small chapel to house the holy relics, which they’d brought from Jerusalem. Here you can visit the town’s Civic Museum, containing masterpieces by Piero della Francesca as well as many other museums such as the Aboca museum and the museum of ancient stained glass; pay a visit to the cathedral and countless churches, such as Santa Marta, Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Francesco, San Rocco and Sant’Antonio Abate.
If possible, visit Sansepolcro in occasion of the Palio della Balestra (crossbow tournament), held every year on the second Sunday in September, when a large number of citizens dress in medieval costume.