Anghiari

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Anghiari
Comune di Anghiari
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Location of Anghiari
Anghiari is located in Italy
Anghiari
Anghiari
Location of Anghiari in Italy
Anghiari is located in Tuscany
Anghiari
Anghiari
Anghiari (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°28′32″N 12°03′38″E / 43.47556°N 12.06056°E / 43.47556; 12.06056
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceArezzo (AR)
FrazioniCatigliano, Motina, Ponte alla Piera, San Leo, Scheggia, Tavernelle, Viaio
Government
 • MayorAlessandro Polcri
Area
 • Total130.92 km2 (50.55 sq mi)
Elevation
429 m (1,407 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
 • Total5,561
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Anghiaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
52031
Dialing code0575
Saint dayMay 3
WebsiteOfficial website

Anghiari (Italian pronunciation: [aŋˈgjaːri]) is a hill town and municipality (comune) in the Province of Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy.

Bordering comuni include Arezzo (southwest), Pieve Santo Stefano (north) and Subbiano (west).

History[edit]

The Battle of Anghiari took place on 29 June 1440 between the Republic of Florence and the Duchy of Milan.[3] The battle inspired a Leonardo da Vinci fresco designed for Florence's Palazzo Vecchio known as the Lost Leonardo; current scholarship holds that the work was never completed. It is known from da Vinci drafts and a sketch of it by Peter Paul Rubens now in the Louvre.[citation needed]

During World War II, the concentration camp of Renicci was located at Anghiari.

Main sights[edit]

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

Culture[edit]

The Anghiari Festival, featuring classical music, chamber music, choral music, and opera, is held each July. The resident orchestra is London's Southbank Sinfonia, conducted by Simon Over.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Baynes, Thomas Spencer, ed. (1878). "Anghiari". Encyclopædia Britannica (Ninth ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. II: 29. Retrieved 18 June 2019 – via Wikisource.org.
  4. ^ "Anghiari Festival | Southbank Sinfonia". www.southbanksinfonia.co.uk. Retrieved 7 February 2021.

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