This is the birthplace of the great Renaissance sculptor Andrea
Contucci called Il Sansovino and of Pope Julius III. The historic
centre spreads out from the Cassero, the old fortress dating back
to the XIV cent., and continues along Corso Sangallo, lined by the
Renaissance Logge dei Mercanti attributed to Sansovino, to the
Palazzo di Monte, today the seat of the Council, from Palazzo
Pretorio with its tower, and on to the Pieve and the Church of
Sant'Agostino which houses a beautiful Assunzione by Giorgio
Vasari. A short distance from the historic centre is the Sanctuary
of Santa Maria delle Vertighe which was already documented in the
XI cent. A particular appointment in the summer is the theatrical
event Teatro Popolare Il Giogo , which is held every year in
Montagnano, during July.
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: Arezzo 20, Siena 41, Perugia 74, Firenze 83
: From Arezzo by private train Arezzo-Sinalunga MonteSan Sovino Station then bus link to the town. From Arezzo by coach
How to get there
: Autostrada A1 exit Monte San Savino.
: Tourist Information Office, Cortona. Tel. 0575 630352. Fax 0575 630656.
Points of interest
: For the Fair of Santa Caterina it is usual to buy a whistling warmer, a product typical of this place.
: Wednesday morning