Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Anghiari is a small medieval jewel set on a hill made of stone built up over the centuries from the Tiber River at its feet between Tuscany and Umbria. The characteristic village is surrounded by massive 13th century walls, preserving the ancient and original atmosphere of small medieval towns. Walking around its narrow streets, you can breathe the air of its history and glory. The stone houses overlooking the streets have small windows, wooden shutters and doors, sometimes damaged or broken, but still characteristic. The entrances and balconies of the houses are often decorated with flowers which color the narrow streets of Anghiari, making it more beautiful and charming.

Due to its strategical position, Anghiari played an important role in the Middle Ages. The flat valley underneath the village was the set of the famous Battle of Anghiari in 1440, when Florentine troops won the battle against the army from Milano.

They say Anghiari is considered one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy"...


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