The origins of Anghiari are very old. It looks typically medieval and is perched up on a hillside, looking out over the Tiber and Sovara valleys. If you look up at the town from the valley you can enjoy a wonderful view, but wandering in the streets of the old town is even more delightful. Visitors can walk along the lanes and admire the traditional stone houses, stairways and attractive small squares which reflect the varied history of the town over the centuries.
Although the first settlement had a Roman origin, Anghiari became much more important during the middle ages because of it strategic position. Anghiari was named for the first time in a document dated 1048 which is still preserved in the archives at Cittą di Castello.
The monks of the Saint Romualdo Order were the first rulers of Anghiari. The most important period in the history of the town however, is connected with the Battle of Anghiari which was fought in the year 1440 between the Visconti armies from Milan and those of Florence which were allied with the Pope. Machiavelli spoke about the battle in his Historiae fiorentinae and Leonardo da Vinci did a huge (short lived) fresco painting of it in Florence.[www.anghiari.it]
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claudeD (33662) 2012-11-04 9:09
Very fine picture very well composed and showing interesting warm colors. I like the clarity and p erfect sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (57490) 2012-11-04 9:29
Beautiful photo Greg!
what stunning colors.
the orange/rusted reds combine smartly with the blue skyline.
its great to see the small puffs of clouds too.
not much to critique on this one other than to just enjoy the view!
excellent sharpness and crispness
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2012-11-05 6:57
Beautiful point of view on this historic town, which gives a great sense of majesty to it as it is perched on the hill. the colours and light are also great, and show off its beauty well. Appreciate the detailed note too.
All the best
npecanhuk (66914) 2012-11-06 14:44
Wonderful view, specially for those unique buildings and their location!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-25
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, RAW, 77mm HOYA UV
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tuscany [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-04 8:47