The third day is dedicated to getting to know the local hilltowns. We begin with the enchanting medieval town of Anghiari, which featured at the forefront of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece The Battle of Anghiari. The innovative civic museum, which is devoted to Da Vinci, takes you right back to 1440 and plunges you into the midst of the bloody soldiers.
Walking through the alleyways and inspecting the artisan workshops, you will easily fall in love with this gorgeous little town. One of its distinguishing features is the Ruga di San Martino, a road that really has to be admired from its highest point. Known also as the "Anghiari Straight", this vast road runs from east to west, linking two places beloved of St Francis: the della Croce church, at the top of the road, and the hermitage of Montecasale, which sits at the top of the little town of Sansepolcro. Every year, in the middle of July, the sun rises and shines straight down the Ruga. It is a magnificent sight.
Following the "Anghiari Straight" leads you to Sansepolcro, the birthplace of Piero della Francesca. We recommend a visit to his home and to the town museum, which holds some of his most important works. Another interesting destination is the museum of medicinal plants. Finally, enjoy a relaxing walk along the high street or an equally relaxing aperitivo in the square.