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
  • 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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