Monterchi

The town of the Madonna del Parto  by Piero della Francesca

The medieval town of Monterchi is located in the Tiber Valley, close to the border between Tuscany and Umbria and perched on the ancient Monte Ercole mountain. This town is a pearl of sandstone and is an authentic Tuscan town. Everything seems to have stopped in the not-too-distant past, among the narrow streets, the old shops and the village cafes. Monterchi is most famous for its masterpiece: the Madonna del Parto by Piero della Francesca. This painting is a marvel of the Renaissance and can be seen at the Civic Museum of Monterchi. The Museum of Scales is also a must-see and the richest in Europe. 

The village of Monterchi is small but scenic and offers a breathtaking view from the Panoramic Terrace of the Rocca of the Valtiberina area and the surrounding villages. Traveling in the footsteps of Piero, on two or four wheels, Monterchi is the perfect destination for anyone who wants to discover the real Tuscany.