What to see in and around Sansepolcro, Italy

What to see in and around Sansepolcro, Italy

When visiting Italy it is worthwhile to take a full immersion in history in the characteristic Sansepolcro , a Tuscan village of about 16 thousand inhabitants and a jewel of the Valtiberina. A village that has produced important names in scientific, artistic and cultural history (above all Piero della Francesca), it is recommended above all for lovers of religion and fine arts, with a historic center that offers attractions in almost every corner. Thanks to its strategic location, the city allows easy access to the surrounding villages (no less charming).

Halfway between the sacred and the mundane, between the mystical and the naturalistic, it is worth getting to know this delightful place better and discovering the must-see attractions that Sansepolcro has to offer.

1 – The Piero della Francesca Foundation (Casa Piero)

The Casa di Piero, a two-level house designed by the great artist, has recently been opened to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of the famous Tuscan master and mathematician, also from an interactive and multimedia perspective. Today the exhibition is run by volunteers from the Piero della Francesca Foundation.

  • How to get there: on foot in 6 minutes or by car in just 2 minutes from the center of Sansepolcro
  • Schedule: Mon – Wed 10:00 am to 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • Ticket price: 5,00 euros

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1 – The Piero della Francesca Foundation (Casa Piero)

2 – City Museum of Sansepolcro

Continuing to follow in the footsteps of the great Piero della Francesca, it is impossible not to visit the famous Municipal Museum of the village, which houses some of the most important works of the artist from Sansepolcro, such as Resurrection, Polyptych or Charity.

  • How to get there: from the center of the city on foot in just 4 minutes
  • Schedule: September 25 to June 9: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. From June 10 to September 24: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Ticket prices: full € 10.00; discount for those over 65 and 19 to 25 € 8.50; discount for children 11 to 18 € 4.00. Persons with disabilities up to 10 years, school groups Sansepolcro, soldiers and journalists are admitted free of charge.
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2 – City Museum of Sansepolcro

3 – Aboc Museum

All the secrets of herbal art are kept in the Museum of Aboc. Each room that makes up this very important museum tells the history and stages of the production process of these products, which are increasingly in demand in the market and can also be purchased inside the attraction Sansepolcro.

  • How to get there: close to the town hall of Sansepolcro, 6/7 minutes walk and 2 by car from the city center
  • Schedule: April 1 to September 30: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. October 1 – March 31: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2:30 – 6 p.m. (closed the following days: December 25 and 26; January 1)
  • Ticket prices: full ticket €8.00; discount for children and people over 65, students and children aged 10 to 14 €4.00. Children under 10 years of age accompanied by an adult and a guide are admitted free of charge.

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3 – Aboc Museum

4 – San Rocco Chapel

A favorite place of the faithful or the curious who are attracted by the atmosphere of peace and religious contemplation that reigns within its walls, the church oratory of San Rocco is famous above all for its reproduction of the famous San Sepolcro di Jerusalem.

  • How to get there: 2 minutes by car and only 5 minutes on foot
  • Timetable: the church is always accessible.
  • Ticket price: free

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4 – San Rocco Chapel

5 – Montecasal Hermitage

Mandatory stop for the faithful who intend to walk all the steps of the Via Francescana that leads from La Verna to Assisi, the Montecasale Hermitage is a real oasis of tranquility from which you can contemplate an extraordinary panorama and pray in immersion in nature.

  • How to get there: you need a car (16 minutes). On foot it takes less than 2 hours, the route is recommended only for trekkers
  • Schedule: always available
  • Ticket price: free

6 – Duomo (Cathedral of San Giovanni Evangelista)

The historic center of Sansepolcro is a treasure trove of splendid sights, whether civil or religious. Among the latter is the cathedral, also known as San Giovanni Evangelista. Inside there are many works of art, among which the fresco of Madonna del Tron, full of symbolism reminiscent of the Knights Templar, stands out.

  • How to get there: from the center it’s only 2 minutes by car and 5 minutes on foot
  • Schedule: The Duomo is always open to the public.
  • Ticket price: free
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6 – Duomo (Cathedral of San Giovanni Evangelista)

7 – City Museum of the Madonna del Parto

The Museum of the Madonna del Parto (also known as the Civic Museum) is dedicated to the history and beauty of Piero della Francesca’s work of the same name. It is worth starting this monothematic but not at all boring tour by watching an explanatory short film, then you will get fascinated by the beauty of this work, a hymn to motherhood and the sanctity of this very important period of life for women.

  • How to get there: by car (about 18/20 minutes) or by public transportation in 45 minutes.
  • Schedule: March 28 to November 1: 09:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 19:00; November 2 to March 27: 09:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 (closed December 25)
  • Ticket price: full € 6.50; discount € 5 for students 14 to 25 and pilgrims. Free admission for pregnant women, children under 14 years, disabled persons with a guide, tourist guides and journalists.

8 – Sansepolcro Balestrieri Society

The crossbow competition Palio della Balestra is one of the main events in Sansepolcro. In the heart of the village is the Societ Balestrieri di Sansepolcro , a building where you can trace the characteristics of this discipline, so important for the inhabitants of the Tuscan town.

  • Getting there: 4 minutes by car and about 7 minutes on foot from the center of Sansepolcro.
  • Schedule: open at weekends
  • Ticket price: free

9 – Historical and Scientific Museum of Tobacco

Located in San Giustino, the Historical and Scientific Museum of Tobacco is a real gem not only for lovers of good cigars, etc., but also for the simple curious who want to learn about the processes and history of tobacco through tools and photographs of the era.

  • How to get there: less than 10 minutes or by public transportation in 5 minutes
  • Schedule: it is worth visiting the museum’s web portal for schedule information
  • Ticket prices: Information on admission fees can also be found on the museum’s web portal.
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9 – Historical and Scientific Museum of Tobacco

10 – Alpe della Luna Regional Reserve

More than 1,500 hectares of lush flora consisting of beech, black hornbeam and Turkish oak are wildernesses, where, however, you can also find more “civilized” places suitable for children, such as the Donkey Farm, various accommodations or picnic areas. It is worth allowing yourself to enjoy the extraordinary unspoiled nature of the Alpe della Luna Regional Nature Reserve.

  • How to get there: by car takes 35 minutes
  • Schedule: always available
  • Ticket price: free

Where to eat: The best restaurants

1. Ristorante da Vasco : kilometer zero cuisine consisting of homemade pasta and second courses of meat and game chianina.

  • Average price per person: 27,00 €
  • Address: Frazione Montagna 33 / Tel: +39 3387424645

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Where to eat: The best restaurants

2. Al Coccio Restaurant: Meat specialties.

  • Average price per person: from 17.00 € to 40.00 €.
  • Address: via Niccol Aggiunti 85 / Tel: +39 0575741468

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Where to eat: The best restaurants

3 Osteria Il Giardino di Piero: appetizers with typical charcuterie and cheeses, fresh and dry pasta and grilled meats.

  • Average price per person: from 22,00 Euros.
  • Address: Via Niccol Aggiunti 98b / tel: +39 0575733119

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Where to eat: The best restaurants

4. L’Osteria In Aboca: Tagliatelle and tortelli, Italian and Argentine meats.

  • Average price per person: 13.00 to 29.00 Euros.
  • Address: Frazione Aboca, 11 | along the state road Marecchiese , / Tel: +39 0575749125

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Where to eat: The best restaurants

5. Il Vecchio e Il Mare : fish specialties.

  • Average price per person: 35,00 €
  • Address: Via Venti Settembre 153 / Tel: +39 3927286631

How to get there and where to sleep

Sansepolcro is easy to reach by any means of transport and the place deserves a long enough stop to fully appreciate its beauties and, perhaps, move on to the neighbouring municipalities of Valtibeina.

  • By car: take the E35 to Arezzo or the SS73 / E78 E45 (Rome / Cesena) to the Sansepolcro exit.
  • By bus: you can take BusItalia Nord, Autolinee Baschetti or Sulga bus services.
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Sansepolcro offers the possibility of sleeping even a few kilometers from the center at more than affordable prices, even when booking a double room.

Sightseeing in Sansepolcro

Sansepolcro Cathedral Aboca Museum Sansepolcro Museum of ancient stained glass The Sansepolcro City Museum

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Sansepolcro Cathedral

The Cathedral of Sansepolcro in Tuscany (photo)

The ancient cathedral, dedicated to John the Theologian, stands on the site of ancient ruins. It took its present appearance in the 14th century. The architecture is dominated by the Romanesque style with Gothic elements.

Inside the temple there are some notable images made by medieval painters Bartolomeo della Gatta and Santi di Tito, as well as the famous “Ascension of Christ” by Perugino. The wooden crucifix of the 10th century, often called “The Savior Not Made by Hand” is also worth seeing.

Coordinates: 43.57066300,12.14119600

Aboca Museum

The Aboca Museum in Tuscany (photo)

The unusual museum is housed in a fashionable, old mansion of the same name, which specializes in medicinal herbs and herbal pharmaceutical products. The main task of the museum, in addition to preserving the ancient tradition of herbalism, is to reveal the fascinating world of medicinal plants to those who wish to do so.

Here you can not only see valuable old herbaria and books on pharmaceutical botany, but also get an idea of how medicinal herbs are grown, processed and used in medicinal practice. The reconstructed laboratories and the special charm of the old mansion contribute to the inexpressibly fascinating atmosphere that reigns here.

The elixir of youth, a herbal cream against skin aging, and many other useful creams and ointments made according to ancient recipes are a nice addition to the exhibit.

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Coordinates: 43.62315300,12.11860700

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Museum of ancient stained glass windows of Sansepolcro

Museum of ancient stained-glass windows of Sansepolcro in Tuscany (photo)

The museum is housed in the ancient church of San Giovanni Battista. A collection of ancient stained glass windows (some dating back to the late 19th century) collected from all over the area is exceptionally appropriate in such a space.

Equally interesting is the panoramic window with a modern depiction of the famous Last Supper, a kind of bridge from ancient classics to modernity.

The museum opened in 2003 and was one of the first attempts to open a collection of stained glass in Italy. A section dedicated to the history of stained glass painting and a collection of sketches of old stained glass are also included.

Coordinates : 43.56863800,12.14179200

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Sansepolcro City Museum

City Museum of Sansepolcro in Tuscany (photo)

Tiny Sansepolcro is known throughout Italy for its world-class art collection. The main pride of the town is undoubtedly the famous medieval painter Piero della Francesca (15th century), who was born here. His priceless canvases – The Resurrection, St. Louis, Madonna of Charity, St. Giuliano – are kept in the local museum.

But Piero della Francesca is not the only one who makes the city famous. In the city’s museum you can see paintings by other famous artists as well. In particular: Rosso Fiorentino, Perugino, Luca Signorelli, Raffaellino del Colle.

Coordinates : 43.57148300,12.14145900

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