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Travel guide for Tuscany
       
   

Città di Castello


   
   

Città di Castello is situated in the northern part of Umbria, 56 km north of Perugia.
The city is mostly built of brick, since the local sandstone erodes very rapidly. Its principal monuments include the medieval Palazzo Comunale and a tall thin tower, the Torre Comunale; and the Pinacoteca Comunale, an art museum with mostly Renaissance works, notable for its external decoration by Giorgio Vasari.
The much reworked cathedral, now mostly from the 18th century with an unfinished 17th century façade, has an altar-front (paliotto) of chased silver dating to the 12th century, and a crosier from the 15th. It also houses works by Niccolò Circignani, Rosso Fiorentino and Raffaellino del Colle. The bell tower is in Romanesque style (13th century). The Cathedral's museum is home to the Canoscio hoard, a set of Late Antique silver spoons and plates with Christian motifs, as well as a silvered altarpiece donated by Pope Celestine V in the 12th century, a Madonna by Pinturicchio (1486) and Angels by Giulio Romano.
The city has memorialized the abstract painter and sculptor Alberto Burri, who was born in Città di Castello, with the "Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri" housing a large permanent museum of his works in the former Palazzo Albizzini.

The Cathedral Museum is one of the largest collections of sacred art and is to be found next to the Basilica Cathedral of Saints Florido and Amanzio. The museum hosts several important works including Cristo in Gloria Rosso Fiorentino. It was painted between 1528 and 1530 for the Corpus Domini Company. We can also admire the Madonna col Bambino e San Giovannino by Pinturicchio.

Monica Bellucci was born in Città di Castello. Bellucci began her career as a model and made a transition to Italian films. She played the role of Persephone in the 2003 science-fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, Mary Magdalene in the 2004 biblical drama The Passion of the Christ, and Alex in the controversial art film Irréversible. In 2014 she appeared in Le Meraviglie (Alice Rohrwachter, 2014), is a magical realist portrait of a family of beekeepers in rural Italy, somewhere between Umbria-Lazio and Tuscany.


   
   
Morra, Oratorio di San Crescentino

   
The Oratorio is just outside the village of Morra. It was built in 1420 around the norman Pieve di Santa Maria for the Confraternita and enlargdse in 1507 as the inscriptions tell us.
The interior is decorated with a series of frescoes by Luca Signorelli which date from 1507 and 1570. It is said that the artist stopped off in Morra on his way from Cortona to Città di Castello when he was going to work on his commissioned pieces.
Only the crucifixion is believed to have been painted by Signorelli. The others are works of his school.
  Oratorio di San Crescentino


   
     
     
     
    Luca Signorelli, Martyrdom of St Sebastian, c. 1498, oil on wood, 288 x 175 cm, Pinacoteca Comunale, Città di Castello
     
     
 
   

History

The town may have been Etruscan; the Romans knew it as Tifernum Tiberinum ("Tifernum on the Tiber")[1] or Civitas Tiberina. Just nearby, Pliny the Younger built his villa in Tuscis, which is identified with walls, mosaic floors and marble fragments surviving at a place now called Colle Plinio, the "Hill of Pliny".
In 550, Tifernum was largely destroyed during the Ostrogothic campaign by Fantalogus, at the orders of Totila. The town was subsequently rebuilt by its bishop, Floridus, around a castle, and renamed first Castrum Felicitatis and later Civitas Castelli. By the Donation of Pepin of the Frankish king Pepin the Short in 752, it went to the Holy See, though in practice it was disputed between the papacy, Perugia and Florence. It was ruled by the Vitelli family, even after Cesare Borgia attached the city more directly to the Holy See.

In subsequent centuries, it had various rulers, among them Pier Saccone Tarlati di Pietramala, brother of Guido, Bishop of Arezzo. Pier Saccone sold it in 1322 to Guido Alberto de' Guidi di Modigliana. In the later Middle Ages it was governed successively by the Guelphs and Ghibellines. In 1375, Città di Castello joined the insurrection of other cities of the States of the Church. Cardinal Robert of Geneva (later antipope as Clement VII), tried to capture it using Breton mercenaries, but was repulsed. Under Pope Martin V in 1420, it was taken by the condottiero Braccio da Montone. Later Niccolò Vitelli, aided by Florence and Milan, became absolute ruler or tiranno. Antonio da Sangallo the Younger built an extensive palace for the Vitelli family.

In 1474, Sixtus IV sent his nephew, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later Julius II); after fruitless negotiations he laid siege to the city, but Vitelli did not surrender until he learned that the command of the army had been given to Duke Federico III da Montefeltro. The following year Vitelli tried unsuccesefully to recapture the city; fear of Cesare Borgia induced him to desist, since Cesare Borgia had his father strangled and Città di Castello added to the papal possessions.
Towards the end of the twentieth century, the city has seen a considerable expansion northwards toward San Giustino, with industrial parks tracking the river, railroad and main highway: the area produces farm machinery, textiles, ceramics and furnishings.

 

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Fractions

Antirata, Astucci, Badiali, Badia Petroia, Barzotti, Baucca, San Martino d'Upò, Belvedere, Bisacchi, Bonsciano, Caifirenze, Candeggio, Canoscio, Capitana, Celle, Cerbara, Cinquemiglia, Colcello, Coldipozzo, Cornetto, Croce di Castiglione, Fabbrecce, Fiume, Fraccano, Grumale, Lerchi, Lugnano, Madonna di Canoscio, Marchigliano, Montemaggiore, Monte Ruperto, Morra, Muccignano, Nuvole, Palazzone, Petrelle, Piosina, Promano, Riosecco, Roccagnano, Ronti, Rovigliano, San Leo Bastia, San Biagio del Cornetto, San Lorenzo Bibbiana, San Maiano, San Martin Pereto, San Martino di Castelvecchio, San Pietro a Monte, San Secondo, Santa Lucia, Scalocchio, Seripole, Terme di Fontecchio, Titta,Trestina, Uppiano, Userna, Userna Bassa, Valdipetrina, Vallurbana, Vingone, Volterrano.



Bibliografia

Luca Signorelli a Morra in Rivista d'arte, Volumi 26-27, Leo S. Olschki, 1950

Giuseppe Nicasi, Dei segni numerici usati attualmente dai contadini della valle del Morra nel territorio di Città di Castello, Perugia 1906

Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls Morra in Cadogan Guide Umbria, New Holland Publishers, 2006 p. 122




Museo del Duomo di Città di Castello | www.museoduomocdc.it
The first Cathedral Museum occupied just two rooms (about 60 sq.m.) with access from the Basilica of St. Florido and St. Amanzio; in one room liturgical vestments were displayed, in the other there were paintings and silver vessels.
On 23 March 1991 larger, re-designed premises were opened consisting of some seven rooms (about 430 sq.m.) on two floors. Some of these rooms had been part of the 16th and 17th century sacristies, while others were of much earlier construction dating from 13th and 14th centuries.
The present building inaugurated on 18th March 2000, constitutes the most extensive Museum of sacred artefacts (800 sq.m.) in the whole of Italy. All its twelve rooms and galleries, including a noble Gothic hall of majestic proportions, are the result of painstaking and meticulous restoration in order to reveal their original form and character.

Depliants | Museo del Duomo

Collezioni Burri di Città di Castello

Pinacoteca Comunale di Città di Castello

Percorso dei Musei della Civiltà Contadina

Percorso Museale del Tessile e del Ricamo

Percorso museale dell'arte tipografica

Proloco Morra | www.prolocomorra.it

 

 




 
Podere Santa Pia, garden
Podere Santa Pia
Abbadia d’Ombrone and Monastero d’Ombrone near Castelnuovo Berardenga.
         
Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence
Colle di Val d'Elsa
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Anghiari

     
On 29 June 1440, the plain in front of Anghiari was the scene of a famous battle, which went down in history as the Battle of Anghiari, between the Florentine allies of the Holy See on the one hand, and the Milanese on the other Few people were killed, but the victory in Tuscany resulted in the reduction of territorial ambitions in Lombardy. Leonardo da Vinci, at the request of the Florentine government, immortalized this event, painting this historic battle in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Unfortunately, only a few copies remain today, including a Rubens, now preserved at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Anghiari, in addition to the beautiful churches, also has important museums: The Palazzo della Battaglia, or the Museum of Memory and the Landscape in the Land of Anghiari, and the State Museum of Palazzo Taglieschi. The Museum of the Battle of Anghiari, offers the opportunity to learn about the history of the battle and the artistic heritage of Leonardo to this place. The Taglieschi Museum, houses important artistic works of great historical value, frescoes from churches and palaces of the region, a wooden polychrome Madonna by Jacopo della Quercia, and Robbia pottery.


 

Anghiari
Sansepolcro

   
   

 

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Podere Santa Pia, immersa nella splendida campagna della Maremma, è situato in una splendida posizione panoramica, a pochi chilometri da Montalcino e Abbazzia Sant' Antimo.