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In the footsteps of Piero della Francesca


Limousine Service Il Girasole suggests that you start this tour, that will introduce you to places that exhibit masterpieces of Italian painting, with Monterchi, a small hamlet built on a hilltop, worldwide famous for the museum that preserves the “Madonna del Parto”, renowned fresco by Piero della Francesca. A short distance from Monterchi, Limousine Service Il Girasole recommends visiting the charming city of Sansepolcro, the main town in the area. In the old town center, enclosed by medieval town walls, that are one of the best preserved examples of this type of fortifications, you can admire many fine medieval and renaissance palaces and churches, richly decorated with frescoes. The Civic Museum exhibits remarkable artworks, such as the “Resurrection” and the “Polyptych of the Misericordia” by Piero della Francesca; the museum also preserves documents that tell the visitors how Piero della Francesca used to get part of the pigments, that he then used in his paintings, from the wildflowers that grew along the Tiber banks. Limousine Service Il Girasole also recommends Sansepolcro to have lunch in one of its typical restaurants. On the way back, another very interesting city to visit is Arezzo, an Etruscan settlement that in the Middle Ages became one of the most powerful medieval city-states in Italy. Here you can visit the cathedral and the church of San Francesco, that preserves the famous cycle of frescoes depicting the “Legend of the True Cross”, a masterpiece by Piero della Francesca. An enjoyable walk along the main streets of the historic center will put a final touch to this pleasant tour.


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