situated at the bottom of the Appennines where the Marche, Toscany and umbria meet in the
Valtiberina. Its name comes from the oratory that was built by two pilgrims back from the
Terrasanta. Its origin is X-XI cent. but its nowadays urban architecture is Renaissance.
situated at the bottom of the valley because of its commercial vocation showed by the
biennial exhibitions of goldsmith's. Together with these, its image is associated to the
Palio della Balestra, a costume recalling of an ancient match against Gubbio.
centre is surrounded by the Medicee walls interrupted at N.E. by a '500 fortress conquered
by Florence in 1441. Inside the town narrow medieval streets lead to Renaissance palaces
in grey stone. The town is rich of art works: we mention the Resurrection and the Madonna
Della Misericordia by Piero Della Francesca (civic museum) and the wooden statue of Christ
possible to admire the many numerous works of other artists such as Matteo di Giovanni, il
Perugino, Rosso Fiorentino. The town has been birthplace of other important people like
Luca Pacioli, notable in other fields of the human activity.
Gothic Belltower of San Francesco Church
by Piero Della Francesca (civic museum)
A group of Crossbowmen. The Palio della
balestra, rievocation of an ancient costume match against Gubbio, it takes place every
year in September
||The distance from the
Alta Valle Del Metauro 33 km. 36 min. by car
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