Monterchi - The town centre
is built on a hill about 356 metres above sea level and resembles
an island in the centre of the valley.
The first document that mentions Monterchi
dates back to 1095.
Following the famous Battle of Anghiari
(1440) the town came under the rule of Florence and later
in 1643 under the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
The streets of the centre, such as
Via dei Medici or Via della Misericordia, are charming with
beautiful buildings, like Palazzo Massi with its castellated
decoration, which recall the period of the XVI century.
Piero della Francesca's Madonna del
Parto is to be found here: one of the most important Renaissance
works of art, originally in the cemetery chapel; now following
recent restoration it has been placed in a former school building.
Where is Monterchi: is located in the west of Arezzo
province, on the border with Umbria
How to reach Monterchi: From Arezzo take direction
San Sepolcro on the E78 (also called Fano > Grosseto).
Monterchi is 31 Km far
Nearby: Visit Anghiari, San Sepolcro
Distances: Arezzo 31 Km - Florence 108 Km - Siena
90 Km - Pisa 180 Km
Correct name is Monterchi
Common mistakes are Montechi, Monterichi, Mantechi