Sansepolcro & Anghiari

I know, I know: it’s been a long time since the last post.
But I have been doing some serious stuff in these last months e.g. binge-watching TV series and reading Swedish thrillers (lol).

I also graduated (yay!) so now the world is my oyster!

In this post I want to introduce two small Tuscan villages: Sansepolcro and Anghiari.

Sansepolcro is quite famous for being the birthplace of one of the most important Renaissance painter (and also mathematician): Piero della Francesca. (Go Google him if you don’t know who he is because he is worthy a googling).
Sansepolcro is also known for being the headquarter of one of the most well-known food industry (i.e. Buitoni).

Do you know how are called the inhabitants of Sansepolcro? Sansepolcresi?
Nope! They are called: biturgensi or even borghesi.
If you want to discover why they have such a name, it is time for some diachronical-linguistics research!

img_7371

img_7374

 

 

 

 

The other small Tuscan village I have visited (with the extraordinary guidance of Carlotta) is Anghiari. Veeery pictoresque! The d ay unfortunately was a bit cloudy so I could not make use of the usual stunning light we have in Tuscany but well, Anghiari looked good anyway. 😉

Anghiari has its place in Italian history because exactly there a terrible war took place: the so called “Battaglia di Anghiari“.
Participants: Republic of Florence, Republic of Venice and the Papal State vs Duchy of Milan.
When: 1440 more or less.
Why: Conquering the Iron Throne (Ops, no…Conquering Italy)

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s