1-DAY ITINERARY

BURRI AND PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA (CITTA’ DI CASTELLO – MONTERCHI – SANSEPOLCRO)

 

Historic-artistic itinerary that links two of the greatest figures in the international artistic stage: Piero della Francesca, father of humanism and Alberto Burri, pioneer of 20th century painting, who lived 500 years apart in the Upper Tiber Valley and left in these areas the greatest proofs of their art.

THE ITINERARY INCLUDES GUIDED VISIT TO THE FOLLLOWING LOCATIONS:

Alberto Burri – Palazzo Albizzini in Città di Castello

The Collection in Palazzo Albizzini, an elegant Renaissance building dating back to the second half of the 15th century, opened to the public in 1981 and includes about 130 works by the artist.

Alberto Burri – Former tobacco drying kilns in Città di Castello

The building, inaugurated in 1990, completes the organic Burri Collection in Palazzo Albizzini, showcasing the great cycles created by Alberto Burry between 1979 and 1993. The big pavillions, totally painted in black as per Burri’s will, contain 128 big works divided in cycles. Since September 2016 it is possible to visit new exhibition rooms that will be home to the permanent Graphic collection by the master.

 

Piero della Francesca – Museum of the Madonna del Parto

Famous and unusual theme for the fresco by Piero della Francesca located in the chapel of Monterchi di Arezzo’s graveyard: here Virgin Mary is depicted in between two angels and pointing at her lap with her hand.

Piero della Francesca – Civic Museum in Sansepolcro

The famous painting of the Resurrection was painted by Piero della Franesca for the Palazzo dei Conservatori, where the Civic Museum of Sansepolcro is currently located. The subject represents the town itself, since it was thought that Sansepolcro had been built on some relics brought from the Holy Land by pilgrims Arcano and Egidio.

Minimum: 4 paying participants

Price for each person: 90€ adults; 85€ children up to 17 years with ID.

Departure time: 9.30

Duration: about 8h

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