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Museo Civico Piero della Francesca

The town's flagship museum is home to a small but top-notch collection of artworks, including three Piero della Francesca masterpieces: Resurrection (1458–74), the Madonna della Misericordia (Madonna of Mercy) polyp…
Museum in Sansepolcro

Aboca Museum

When magnificent art and churches tire, take a break in this medicinal plant museum inside 18th-century Palazzo Bourbon del Monte. Exhibits provide a fascinating insight into our relationship with herbs from prehist…
Museum in Sansepolcro

Museo Madonna del Parto

Sansepolcro was the birthplace of Piero della Francesca and is an important stop on any itinerary inspired by his work. On your way from Arezzo, stop in Monterchi (15km south of Sansepolcro) to see his fam­ous fresc…
Cathedral in Sansepolcro

Cattedrale di San Giovanni Evangelista

Sansepolcro's 14th-century duomo (cathedral) contains an Ascension by Perugino, a Resurrection by Raffaellino del Colle and a polyptych by Niccolò di Segna that is thought to have influenced Piero's Resurrection. Le…
Museum in Sansepolcro

Casa di Piero della Francesca

Sansepolcro's most famous son, Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca, lived and worked at this modest 15th-century house in downtown Sansepolcro. Between lengthy visits to Italian courts, he slowly restored the …
Church in Sansepolcro

Chiesa di Santa Maria Madre delle Grazie

This 16th-century church was built by members of the Fraternity of Death (men who cared for plague sufferers). Inside, the Madonna delle Grazie (1555) is a painting of a pregnant Madonna that may slightly predate Pi…
Church in Sansepolcro

Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Pop a €1 coin in the slot to illuminate Rosso Fiorentino's masterpiece Deposition of Christ (1528), behind the altar in 16th-century Chiesa di San Lorenzo. The church was built in 1556 for Benedictine nuns whose pre…