The battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana

Giorgio Vasari1570/1571

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

It was the decisive battle in the victory over Siena, and took place on the 2nd of August 1554 in Val di Chiana. An army of Florentine exiles (anti-Medici), of French and the Grigioni – led by Piero Strozzi – attacked the Medicean and Imperial troops, only to see their cavalry attack broken up and a heavy defeat inflicted. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: The battle of Marciano in Val di Chiana
  • Creator Lifespan: 1511 - 1574
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Firenze
  • Creator Birth Place: Arezzo
  • Date Created: 1570/1571
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: historical subject
  • Second artist name: Jacopo Zucchi
  • Second artist death place: Roma
  • Second artist death date: 1590
  • Second artist birth place: Firenze
  • Second artist birth date: 1541
  • Physical Dimensions: w1300 x h760 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Battaglia di Marciano in Val di Chiana
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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