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Civetella di ValdiChiana

Civetella di ValdiChiana

Civitella, crowning a dominate hill, is one of the best preserved testimony of the many Longobard fortresses built between the 6th and the 7th century which were strategically set to control the whole central Italy. In fact you can still see the characteristic elittical shape of the military settlements in ....

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Montalcino

Montalcino

The name Montalcino first appears in a document of 814 A.D., and comes from the fact that thill where the city is located is covered in oaks, which were know by the name montalcino. The earliest settlements of Montalcino were established under the feudal tutelage of the monks. They spread ....

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Lago Trasimeno

Lago Trasimeno

The area around the lake was conquered by the Romans in the same period as  Perugia. Trasimeno is first noted in Roman history with the struggle of 217 BC, when the army of Hannibal destroyed the legions and 25.000 soldiers died among the hills of Tuoro and the banks of the lake.


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Anghiari

Anghiari

The most important period in the history of the town 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 ....

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