Museo Michelangelo

Caprese is a cute little town that changed its name to Caprese Michelangelo in 1913 to pay homage to the birthplace of the great Renaissance artist.

Home where Michelangelo was born.

Church where he was baptized.

Copies of some of his work.

We had a very long hike today, and most of it was along an asphalt road, so we decided to take a taxi to a point where we could begin our hike and not have to do the whole 25 km. Turns out no taxis or busses were available! Fortunately the owner of Buca di Michelangelo (our alberge for the night) was willing to give us a ride.

We decided to have a nice leisurely breakfast before we started.

The view from our balcony at night.

View in the morning.

Our ride dropped us at a trailhead near this reservoir.

Most of our walk was on a country path/road in the Tiber Valley.

We saw quite a few hunters along the way with their dogs and heard plenty of shots. Pat was asking the hunters if they were hunting birds, such as ducks or pheasants.

Many walnut trees.

For a while we could not figure out the abundant growth of this huge leafy plant!

Turns out it is tobacco and one of the main crops around. Also, we came across this herb; is it rosemary?

When we entered our destination of Sansepolcro, it almost felt like a big city with heavy traffic.

Soon we were headed to the quiet and historic old city. But before that, we ran into this beautiful but modern-style church.

We are now settled in a former convent of Santa Maria connected to the cathedral.

10 thoughts on “Museo Michelangelo

  1. Sam Jiwani

    One of the greatest artist Michelangelo – born in a humble little town. I wonder how he got inspired when he was a child. Scary to be hiking in the wilderness with hunters around. Is the red juice on the breakfast table tomato juice?

  2. Amy Bertorelli

    You wonder how many beautiful churches there are in Italy, a place where artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci worked pretty much solely for the Church or benefactors of the Church. Italy is a treasure due to the unifying influence of the combination of a rich Church and artists who devoted most of their time to the glorification of God and the saints, financed by the Church. Many of these artists were gay, so it is a wonder that the Church was not more tolerant publicly, although within the private Church being gay apparently was not an issue.
    Yes, it is rosemary, that wonderfully aromatic herb…!

  3. Lorene Noble

    I love all the beautiful architecture of the old villages and cities. I could live in Europe and never have a boring day!! Your pictures are incredible I sure hope the two of you write a book sharing your adventures.

  4. Mormon Soprano

    Hello! This is beautiful. Is it Italy or Spain? You mentioned you are staying in an alberge, is this part of a Camino de Santiago route, or a different pilgrimage? I’m walking the Camino Ingles (my first Camino) in 3 weeks. Buen Camino!

  5. sakkar01

    Even the copies of his work look so beautiful! Walking the Camino is opportunity to see so much of God’s beauty as well as man’s – so fortunate those who get to and are able to do the walk and see it.


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