At the start in Anghiari "The civilization of weapons and the Courts of the Renaissance", exhibition included in the "Terre degli Uffizi" project, conceived and created by the Uffizi Galleries and the CR Foundation
Florence within the respective Uffizi Diffusi and Small Large Museums programs. The exhibition, promoted by the Municipality of Anghiari and hosted at the Museo della Battaglia and Anghiari (from tomorrow to January 6, 2022) aims to tell the transformation during the Renaissance of a part of the local notables, from warriors and combatants into courtiers scholars and culture lovers.
The city of Anghiari, in fact, in this period provided men-at-arms loyal to various armies of the Italian Lordships, whose nobility was often related to that of the Tuscan town. The trousseau of a fighter at the time already represented an investment and the military virtues were always celebrated by referring to the valiant leaders of antiquity. Therefore, the profession of arms was the prerogative of high social classes, with strong cultural interests and knowledge of the value of works of art. The review therefore revolves around the historical figures linked to Anghiari who undertook to 'evolve' from knights and soldiers into courtiers.
Recent historical studies on the illustrious families of Anghiari have highlighted associations and kinship ties with important families, in particular the Montefeltro di Urbino, immortalized in the famous double portrait of Federico da Montefeltro and his wife Battista Sforza made by Piero della Francesca, who arrived in Florence in Seventeenth century with the legacy of Vittoria della Rovere and today in the Uffizi.