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Antico Battistero 1442


Sala principale con porta originale del XV secolo

Converted Chapel | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Story of the Baptistery of Anghiari ( AR)

Baldaccio Bruni and the link with the land of origin , despite the commitments and the position acquired in Florence in the pay of the Medici family , Baldaccio not forget the ties with its place of origin. Anghiari , on the occasion of the dispute with the Church of Micciano to the baptismal font, which was not in the country , Baldaccio , in April of 1439 , he gave "400 Grossoni masses of silver " for the construction of the Baptistery that planned in Via del Borghetto above (now Via Taglieschi .) These sentences are taken from the memoirs of Lorenzo Taglieschi town of Anghiari of the fifteenth century , from the book " Annals of the land of Anghiari ." The Church is built on 3 levels , the first of which with large dining kitchen entrance , the second on the top floor with a large bedroom and bathroom, an attic on the third . Inside the house is kept in the central wall of the original door of the 13th century that holds within it a large LED TV 42 " 3 d, an original staircase with a gallery in poplar only one of its kind in the whole of Tuscany , a fragment of 15th century fresco depicting a father god blessing and under a dove . Recent studies suggest the importance of the customer base in the church, the historical period (two years before there was the Battle of Anghiari) , the materials used for the construction of table and scale (Wood Poplar ) , but above all by the perfect balance and proportion between the central wall of the church and the measures of the table by Piero della Francesca , the hypothesis is not too remote that the table was designed just for the Baptistery of Anghiari. in the assembly made ??to your computer, the wall with the board of the National Gallery in London you can see the exact proportion between the table and the wall of the Baptistery .

Live a unique experience, will go back 600 years , to the time of the Battle of Anghiari, Leonardo da Vinci and Piero della Francesca, will be guests of Baldaccio defined by Macchiavelli in florentine histories as "Man of War Excellency , because in those times did not were none in Italy , which by virtue of the body, mood , and overtook it . "

history :

Anghiari is remembered in other companies of the war, in uprisings against Arezzo Florence. Rivalries , sometimes bloody , and the nearby village of Anghiari, Sansepolcro , it has an echo in the famous mock-heroic poem The Wreck of Anghiari Names of Frederick ( 1633-1705 ) . Anghiari is particularly remembered Baldaccio Piero Vanni , the captain, who was murdered in 1441 in the Palazzo della Signoria of Florence, the Orientalist Angelo Canini ( XVI century) and military engineer and historian Jerome Magi (XVII) .

Bibl . : L. Taglieschi , Historical Memoirs of the Earth and the Annals of Anghiari , vols. 2 mss . at the Library of Laia Arezzo , Timeline of the history of Anghiari, ms. ; Celebrations , rituals , holy , blessed and venerable of Anghiari second month, ms. at Messrs. Pichi - Diamonds in Villalba (Borgo Sansepolcro) , I. Tolomei Gucci, Life of Gregory Vanni d'Anghiari questionable and captain general of infantry of the Florentine republic , read in 1804 in the Company Colombaria , ms. at that company ; M. Modigliani , studies and documents showing the statutes of the town of Anghiari century . XIII, in Archival Italian , s . 4th , V ( 1880) , p. 225-261 , P. L. Occhini , The Tiber Valley , between the illustrated monographs of the Italian Institute of Graphic Arts in Bergamo, LIII , p. 27-59 .

Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

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Calendar last updated:15 Jan 2014

Based in Italy

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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