An ancient legend tells that two pilgrims, of whom became saints return from the Holy Land, they stayed in this land and decided to stop here as a result of a divine sign. They were Arcano and Egidio and built a chapel that could preserve the sacred relics they had brought from Jerusalem.
The most flourishing period of this country is that between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, when businesses prospered, art and culture, as is well demonstrated by the historical center of this town.
The beautiful medieval buildings (with features towers), Renaissance ones and churches rich in precious frescoes are all enclosed in a center surrounded by sturdy walls and an impressive fortress.
But Sansepolcro is best known for being the birthplace of numerous artists, and in particular to one of the key points of world art history: Piero della Francesca.
He, in his works, often painted his city, leaving therefore compelling evidence of how it was historically, this visit is an adventurous journey full of discoveries and references.
Si ringraziano per la cortese concessione delle loro fotografie:
Comune di Bagno di Romagna, Cooperativa Atlantide, Pier Luigi Ricci, Massimo Schiumarini, Caterina Rigoni, Federico Locatelli, Mattia Vesco, Miriam Narducci, Nevio Agostini