Voted one of Italy's most beautiful hilltop towns, Anghiari is the picture perfect medieval citadel. It is famous for the Battle of Anghiari in 1440 and “The Lost Leonardo”,  a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, depicting the famous battle, now believed to be hidden beneath frescoes in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

Its labyrinth of cobbled streets, ancient doorways and secret passageways transport you back to another time.  After wandering through the narrow streets, rest on the benches at the top of the thirteenth century fortress and enjoy the spectacular views over Tuscany and Umbria.

During the summer months it hosts many local fairs and festivals, including the Anghiari Festival  featuring classical music, chamber music, choral works and opera.  The town is also know for its linens and antiques. Every Saturday, there is a local antique market.

There are a number of friendly bars and four or five good restaurants.