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Visit the territory all around Badia Tedalda

A journey to discover the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines Tosco-Romagnolo

Visit the territory around Badia Tedalda

A journey of discovery through the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines.

Valtiberina (Tiber Valley)

The Upper Tiber Valley or Valtiberina, is the valley crossed by the course of the Tiber River, born on Mount Fumaiolo (Emilia-Romagna); It includes the three regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Romagna.
In Tuscany it comprehends the easternmost part of the region, up to the border with Umbria, including the seven municipalities of Anghiari, Badia Tedalda, Caprese Michelangelo, Monterchi, Pieve Santo Stefano, Sansepolcro and Sestino.

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Badia Tedalda attorno a noi panorama

A journey to discover the Tuscan Valtiberina

Sansepolcro

30 min. from Badia Tedalda

Sansepolcro is known all around the world for being the birthplace of Piero della Francesca and Luca Pacioli, an illustrious mathematician friend of Leonardo da Vinci. Capital city of the “Piero Lands”, here you can visit the places linked to the life and art of this famous artist, in particular the Civic Museum “Piero della Francesca”, which houses the masterpiece of the Resurrection. Furthermore, visiting the delightful historic center of the town of Sansepolcro, you can admire the thousand-year-old Cathedral, the Aboca Museum dedicated to “herbs and health over the centuries”, the Space Bernardini Fatti della Vetrata Antica e Contemporanea and Caserma Archeologica, among the main attractions.

Anghiari

30 min. from Badia Tedalda

Anghiari is a fascinating medieval Tuscan village, popular for being called one of the most beautiful villages in Italy; crossed by its characteristic “ruga”, the old town is full of small and characteristic streets hosting craft shops as well as furniture restoration workshops. Among the history and art preserved by churches and museums. Here you can find the Museum of the Battle and Anghiari.

Pieve Santo Stefano

30 min. from Badia Tedalda

Pieve Santo Stefano is the first Tuscan town crossed by the course of the Tiber river and is known as the City of the Diary; here the National Diary Archive was founded thanks to the idea of the journalist Saverio Tutino, who started collecting historical memories of the country since 1984 A few kilometres away from the village, you can stop and visit the suggestive Hermitage of Cerbaiolo, an ancient Benedictine Monastery. It was donated by Pieve Santo Stefano people to Saint Francis in 1216 but its roots are dated back to the eighth century.

Monterchi

30 min. from Badia Tedalda

Still following the Piero Lands, we cannot mention the lovely village of Monterchi which rises in the hills of the Tiber Valley. Monterchi has always been famous in the world for the Madonna del Parto work of art, one of the most famous masterpieces by Piero della Francesca, preserved in the homonymous Museum.

Caprese Michelangelo

30 min. from Badia Tedalda

Caprese Michelangelo owes its name, as well as its notoriety, to have been the birthplace of the famous Michelangelo Buonarroti on the 6th of March 1475. Here you can visit the Museo Casa Natale di Michelangelo Buonarroti, an ancient castle formed by three buildings enclosed within the walls. The valley of Caprese is also known as “the small valley of God” thanks to the magical woods that cover it and make it a perfect place for long and quiet walks.e.

Sestino

30 min. from Badia Tedalda

Sestino is geographically located in the river Foglia valley and it’s the easternmost municipality of the Tuscan Valtiberina area. The inhabited centre of the village is known for being an ancient Roman City: the National Antiquarium of Sestino still preserves several sites and archaeological findings, testimonies of the historical roman “municipium”. The Sestino area also includes the Sasso di Simone Nature Reserve and the Wildlife Park “Ranco Spinoso”, where you can admire up close many animal species living in their natural and unspoiled environment.

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Arezzo

Our tour to visit the Tuscan area around us ends in the city of Arezzo: with its medieval charm and the historical centre enclosed within the ancient walls, everything here speaks about history, from buildings and monuments to churches and museums. Precious Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance remains are still held inside the city, representing a unique cultural and artistic heritage to explore and admire.
Among the main attractions of the city we can find The Legend of the True Cross, the greatest work of the master Piero della Francesca frescoed inside the Basilica of San Francesco; the fascinating Duomo of SS. Pietro and Donato; the Piazza Grande, ancient heart of the city; the Crucifix of Cimabue, a work of medieval art located in the Church of San Domenico; the majestic and imposing Medici Fortress.

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Upper Tiber Valley in Umbria

Just over 30 km from Badia Tedalda, you can already explore the territories and landscapes of the Upper Tiber Valley in Umbria; the first town you meet is San Giustino Umbro, where the Bufalini Castle and the Museum of History and Science of Tobacco are located. The most important urban centre of this area is the characteristic medieval village of Citerna, the ancient City of Castle. Along this route through the Upper Tiber Valley territory, you should also visit the fascinating village of Montone, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and the town of Umbertide.

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Valmarecchia (Marecchia Valley)

The Marecchia Valley or Valmarecchia is the strip of territory outlined by the path of the river Marecchia, which stretches for about 70 kilometres between the the regions of Romagna, Tuscany and Le Marche. Marecchia originates from the thick beech forests of the Mount Zucca, in Badia Tedalda, at a height of 930 metres a.s.l. The river Marecchia runs through a valley full of incredible landscapes, characterised by towers and castles, which stand next to small and authentic villages surrounded by green hills, to finally rich Rimini and flowing into the Adriatic sea.

Visit these magical lands starting from the Alpe della Luna territory, where the river Marecchia originates.

Starting from Badia Tedalda you can easily reach the characteristic villages of Casteldelci surrounded by green mountains, Sant’Agata Feltria the land of precious white truffle, Pennabilli the ‘soul-place’ of Tonino Guerra, the fortress of Talamello house of the tipical pit cheese. Others fascinating castles and fortifications distinguish this beautiful territory, such as the majestic Fort of San Leo that hosted famous historical people as Dante and Saint Francis; the Rocca of Montebello still preserving the mysterious legend of Azzurrina; the residence of the Signoria dei Malatesta in Verucchio and the romantic and enchanting Santarcangelo.

Great works of art tried to portray all the beauty and the charming of this lands: Piero della Francesco chose this territory as the perfect landscape for his most famous paintings. Traditions and popular sayings continue to live in this land: when the Libeccio wind caresses the mountains, the scents of pine forests and the sound of cowbells can be felt down on the Adriatic side.

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Rimini

Considering Badia Tedalda and the Alpe della Luna land as the starting point, the final stop of our journey through Valmarecchia will be the place where the Marecchia river flows into the Adriatic sea: the city of Rimini. Rimini represents the heart of the Marecchia Valley and is also one of the most popular and famous seaside international destinations. Beside the seaside view, the nice beaches and the lively nightlife, this is the city of art and cinema of Fellini, but also the city of fun and good taste; in the past was coveted and disputed as capital city of the Lordship of Malatesta. Remanences of its Roman history are witnessed by the famous Tiberius Bridge and Arch of Augustus. Rimini is also the city of congresses and major events, with one of the largest exhibition centers in Italy.

Metauro Valley

The Metauro river is the longer river of Le Marche region with a length of 121 kilometres, it originates in the Alpe della Luna heart, on Mount Maggiore. The valley crossed by the river reaches Fano, where the Metauro flows into the sea. In Sant’ Angelo in Vado we can find its largest waterfall, the “Balza del Metauro”: 12 metres high and 60 wide, is one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in Italy. Other beautiful places of this valley are: the “Urbania Sandstones”; the deep fracture that splits the rock and descends under the river – between hanging terraces – in Fossombrone. the Gola del Furlo Nature Reserve with its spectacular canyon created by the Candigliano stream – tributary of the Metauro (today it’s also a protected oasis for eagles, deers, elks and roe deers). Finally, just before reaching the seaside, we can admire the wood of the Roman Tower, refuge of herons and kingfishers.

Landscape of a spectacular and enchanting nature, the Metauro Valley is also characterised by a thousand-year history: crossed by the Via Flaminia, the Romans built domus and baths here. This territory was studded with fortresses between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by the Malatesta, and then it was renewed by the Montefeltro, Della Rovere and the Renaissance Urbinate: palaces, squares, streets, churches were rebuilt to follow the concept of the ideal city of Piero della Francesca.

Alpe della Luna Nature Reserve

A treasure trove of natural wonders

Dense beechwoods, breathtaking scenery crossed by waterfalls and naturally formed rock pools Sandstone walls, gorges, waterfalls. The Alpe della Luna Nature Reserve boasts many natural treasures in a totally intact and wild environment, reachable only through winding forest paths; a unique land which also inspired the art of Piero della Francesca.