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The village on the edge of the Umbrian border guards in the chapel of the cemetery one of the most controversial for its meaning and content. The Madonna del Parto (1455-60) by Piero della Francesca is a large fresco on the type of the Virgin pregnant. Widespread in Spain and France, arrived in Tuscany only a short time after the abolition of the Order of the Temple (1312): this would be one of the connectors between the paint scheme and the dissemination of doctrines in terms of symbolic and esoteric Templar. Such a cipher, would have other distinguished propagators (from Dante to Boccaccio, Taddeo Gaddi, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci), stressing the continuation of the secrets of the Order, whose influence, no doubt, was not overshadowed by its official suppression.