Città di Castello - art, events, history and handicrafts
You can start your visit from the central piazza Gabriotti, home to the cathedral dedicated to Saints Florido and Amanzio with an unfinished façade, the Cathedral museum with artworks by Pintoricchio and Rosso Fiorentino and the 16th century Town Hall, built from a design by Angelo da Orvieto. Opposite, there is the 14th century Civic Tower and the tall Byzantine-Ravenna style cylindrical bell tower. Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera, luxurious 15th century home to the family with the same name, is now the location of the Town Art Gallery and its prestigious collection of works by Luca Signorelli, Raphael, Raffaellino del Colle and Pomarancio.
Città di Castello is also the birthplace of Alberto Burri (1915-1995), one of the most important contemporary artists who left most of his artwork here, now displayed in the palazzo Albizzini and former Tobacco Drying Barns museums. Palazzo Albizzini has around 130 paintings, sculptures, graphic design pieces and set design drafts arranged in chronological order, displayed in twenty rooms. The former Tobacco Drying Barns house large format pieces made between 1974 and 1993 - there are 128 pieces in total arranged according to cycles.
Savour local products such as the fine truffles in the trattorias and numerous restaurants of the area, as well as in the town fairs and markets.