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Move your pointer and click on the places to see the details of today's landscape compared with the painting.

Today's and yesterday's: The Triumphs and the Metauro valley



The three hills
On the right panel, behind the chariot Battista sits on, we can make out three oddly aligned hills, the first one is the San Lorenzo hill, the second one is anonymous and the third one is the Farneta hill.
 
San Pietro
On the left panel, behind the chariot the Duke sits on, we can see the San Pietro hill. Federico’s head hides the old parish church, a staging post for travellers going to Urbino.
 
Mount Asdrubale
In the middle of the painting a pyramid-shaped mountain stands up. It’s the Mondelce Mountain, once called Mons Hastrubali, towering over the plane where the famous Battle of the Metaurus took place. At the Court of the Dukes of Montefeltro the battle was regarded as an event to be very proud of: that final and glorious battle, famous all over the world, took place in the Dukedom and it was somehow considered to be “its feather in the cap”.
The Dukes repeatedly told the story of the battle in the courts of Italy and Europe.