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Anghiari (Arezzo province)

A town of eastern Tuscany: 43°32N, 12°03E. Altitude: 440 m. Population in 2003: 5800.

[image ALT: A town of several hundred mostly 3- and 4‑story buildings, that appears to be centered on a curving two-lane street girdling the side of a low hill to the right: several church belfries poke out of the rooftops, and to the left, a wide plain can be seen at some distance below. It is a view of Anghiari, Tuscany (central Italy).]

View of Anghiari; you're looking roughly SE.

Anghiari is a pleasant town not far from the provincial capital of Arezzo: 26 km to the SW by road, but only 16 km in a straight line; the rugged Alpi di Poti between the two towns make for circuitous travel if beautiful scenery. Anghiari is situated just where the hills drop off, so that eastward, it over­looks the Tiber valley and Sansepolcro (8 km).

The old town, or Borghetto, is an attractive warren of medieval stone buildings, with a surprisingly good museum considering how small the town is. The town hall is also medieval and, rather unusually, its ground floor has several good frescoes as well as a pretty little chapel with even more frescoes. Anghiari also has its share of old churches, among which S. Maria delle Grazie is the best, with paintings and della Robbia ceramics.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Anghiari, like the town, and hope to go back for a bit longer stay. For now then, you may find it useful to read the Apr. 13, 2004 entry of my diary, which includes two more photos (and just maybe also the next entry after that); but for fuller information on the town, see the sites in the navigation bar at the foot of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Anghiari includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a list of them follows, which I believe is complete. I haven't been to any of them yet, so any links will be offsite.

Carboncione Catigliano Motina Ponte alla Piera San Leo Scheggia Tavernelle Tortigliano Viaio

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