In a dominant hilly position stands the majestic fortified village of Anghiari, whose fame derives from the fact that it was the scene of the Battle of Anghiari, fought in 1440 between the Florentines and Milanese, and immortalised in the famous fresco by Leonardo da Vinci in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence (painted later covered by Vasari). The town has been included in the list of the “most beautiful villages in Italy” and awarded the Orange Flag of the Touring Club for its picturesque alleys, surrounded by stone houses, which maintain a timeless charm.
15 km from Anghiari, immersed in the Monti Rognosi Park, is Caprese Michelangelo (650m above sea level), a small village known for being the birthplace of Michelangelo Buonarroti. To visit the Castle and the Casa del Podestà, fourteenth century buildings that today house the Museum of Michelangiolesco. The village is the starting point for excursions to the top of the Alpe di Catenaia (1415m), from where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama that sweeps from the Marches to Abetone (the asphalted road reaches up to 1220m, in Faggeto.