Badia Tedalda is a small town in the mountains in the eastern part of Tuscany, almost on the border with the Marche region. The town began its existence as an abbey. The mountain range where it is located is called the Alpe della Luna.
Badia Tedalda travel guide
Region: Tuscany. Province: Arezzo. Area code: 0575. Postal code: 52032. The address of the town hall is Piazza dei Tedaldi, 2 – 52032 Badia Tedalda (+39 0575714020). There is no tourist office. Badia does not have a railway station.
What to see in Badia Tedalda
The San Michele Arcangelo Church is built on the ruins of the old castle. Inside, a number of terracotta panels from the 16th century can be seen. Besides this church there are a number of sometimes very old churches to see in Badia.
A brief history of Badia Tedalda
Originally Badia Tedalda was a Benedictine monastery, controlling the Viamaggio Mountain Pass between the Val Teverina and the Marecchia.
Over the years the town changed hands many times, starting with the Byzantine period when it came under Ravenna until the end of the 15th century when Florence took control, having defeated the Viscontis from Milan at the Battle of Anghiari.
Today, the town has only just over one thousand inhabitants.
A small part of the town is not within the province of Arezzo, but forms an enclave in the province of Rimini.
How to get to Badia Tedalda by car
From Rome take the A1 motorway. From Orte take the E45 (direction Cesena), and at Sansepolcro sud exit at Strada regionale Marecchiese SR258. From Florence follow the A1 until Arezzo, then the SR73 towards Sansepolcro, then the SR258. From Bologna take the A14 (direction Ancona) until the exit Rimini Nord. From Santarcangelo follow the road to Novafeltria and the SR258.