La Scheggia is situated on the ridge that divides the Arno valley from the Tiber valley, at a height of about 600 m, in an area rich in green woods and gravelled paths that, since ancient times, have inspired the great Masters in the creation of remarkable paintings.
LEONARDO DA VINCI himself knew these places very well, and the proof of it is that in the map of the Chiana Valley, painted by the famous Master, la Scheggia is shown, together with the other medieval small towns, near the Castle of Montauto.
Even today Anghiari is an extremely lively cultural centre, well-known for the production of rich handloom woven fabrics and weapons. Mention must also be made of the deep-rooted antiquarian tradition and the highly developed technique of furniture restoration. Anghiari is a perfect starting point for many interesting excursions. You can choose either go to Caprese, where Michelangelo Buonarroti was born, another genius from this region, or from there you can head to la Verna, walking in St Francis' footsteps; or towards Sansepolcro, the small town where Piero della Francesca was born, whose most important works are to be found in the local museum. Not to mention the places depicted by Leonardo da Vinci on his map: Monterchi, Citerna, and Celle.
Thanks to its strategic position, la Scheggia, situated on the mountain pass between Tuscany and Umbria, allows you to enjoy direct contact with the culture and history handed down by the great Masters with their works. Within a radius of a few kilometres, it is possible to reach the main cities of art in Central Italy such as Florence and its surroundings, Siena, Arezzo, Cortona, the National Park of Casentino, with the monasteries of Camaldoli and la Verna. On the way to Umbria you will reach the upper Tiber Valley, also called the 'Museum Valley' scattered as it is with numerous villages rich in history and art: Anghiari, San Sepolcro, Cittą di Castello, Monterchi, Citerna, Umbertide, Montone... Gubbio, Assisi, Spello and Perugia are just some of them. And as you drive through the Bocca Tabaria pass you will be able to visit Urbino in the neighbouring Marche.
La Scheggia - Anghiari , Tuscany, Italy ID: 28457