Anghiari

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Anghiari
Comune
Comune di Anghiari
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Coat of arms of Anghiari
Coat of arms
Anghiari is located in Italy
Anghiari
Anghiari
Location of Anghiari in Italy
Coordinates: 43°28′32″N 12°03′38″E / 43.47556°N 12.06056°E / 43.47556; 12.06056
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Arezzo (AR)
Frazioni Catigliano, Motina, Ponte alla Piera, San Leo, Scheggia, Tavernelle, Viaio
Government
 • Mayor Riccardo La Ferla
Area
 • Total 130.51 km2 (50.39 sq mi)
Elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,866
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Anghiaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 52031
Dialing code 0575
Saint day May 3
Website Official website

Anghiari is a town and comune in the Province of Arezzo (Tuscany, Italy).

Bordering communes includes Arezzo (southwest), Pieve Santo Stefano (north) and Subbiano (west).

History[edit]

Anghiari is famous for the Battle of Anghiari between Florence and Milan which took place there on 29 June 1440. The battle inspired a fresco in the Palazzo Vecchio by Leonardo da Vinci. The fresco has since gone missing although a sketch of it by Peter Paul Rubens is still in existence.

Main sights[edit]

  • Palazzo Pretoriano
  • Badia di San Bartolomeo
  • Villa La Barbolana

Culture[edit]

Each July, Anghiari is host to the Anghiari Festival featuring classical music, chamber music, choral works and opera. The resident orchestra is Southbank Sinfonia of London, conducted by Simon Over.

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