You can begin in Anghiari, a characteristic medieval village, whose spirit is reflected in the small, winding streets, in the palaces, the churches, the balconies adorned with flowers and the numerous artisan workshops that have worked to keep traditions alive in this territory. The countryside around Anghiari is surrounded by olive groves that produce an excellent oil, bestowed with the flavour of herbs.
The next stop is Monterchi, the home town of Monna Romana, mother of Piero della Francesca, where you can admire the famous fresco Madonna del Parto. The sunflower fields and corn harvesting characterize the intense farming activity and polenta is the village’s typical dish, which is celebrated by the Polenta Sagra every autumn.
Continuing toward Sansepolcro, you’ll come across cultivated tobacco fields. This is where the prestigious Kentucky Tobacco is grown, which is used to make Toscano cigars. The Toscano Extra Vecchio was created in 1953, when the techniques for making the Toscano cigar were perfected; the cigar is the result of a long Tuscan tradition. The excellent production of vegetables, fruit, greens and cheeses are typical of the countryside around Sansepolcro, and indeed, you can taste top-quality meats and cured meats in the entire valley.