Arezzo

Arezzo

Arezzo Tuscany Information and Guide

Arezzo lies on a hill close to the Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo. As its architecture proves, Arezzo boasts its ancient origin first as one of the greatest Etruscan towns and then a strategic Roman city.
The upper part keeps a remarkable medieval aspect with the Cathedral and the Medici Fortress.
The rather Gothic Cathedral contains fine works of art among which “La Maddalena” by Piero della Francesca and the stained-glass windows by Guillaume de Marcillat.
The central Piazza Grande shows different styles of architecture: next to the medieval towers are the imposing Renaissance Loggiato Vasariano, the Palazzo delle Fraternita dei Laici, a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and the apse of the Pieve di Santa Maria.

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The Piazza Grande hosts annually the “Giostra del Saracino”, a tournament held on the third Sunday of June and the first Sunday of September, and the Antique Fair on the first weekend of every month.
The Bacci Chapel in the Basilica di San Francesco houses the stunning Renaissance cycle of frescoes of “The Legend of the True Cross” by Piero della Francesca. The single-nave church of San Domenico houses the newly restored “Crucifix” by Cimabue.
Many other churches and palaces prove how important and original in the centuries Arezzo was. Notable is the Badia delle Sante Flora e Lucilla, the church of La Santissima Annunziata, Palazzo Pretorio and Palazzo dei Priori, and at a few minutes outside the walls, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Romanesque Pieve di Sant’Eugenia al Bagnoro. The museums offer a large variety of remarkable works of art: the Museo Archeologico Gaio Cilnio Mecenate, the Museo Statale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna, the Museo and Casa Vasari, the Casa Museo “Ivan Bruschi” and the Museo Diocesano.

Website: www.comune.arezzo.it

Height: m. 296

Post-code: 52100

Km from: Firenze 77, Siena 70, Perugia 80, Urbino 107, Roma 205

Population: 91626

Telephone code: 0575

Useful Information

Public transport: Train FS, station Arezzo

How to get there: Autostrada A1 exit Arezzo; from Siena SS 73; from Cesena E45 as far as Sansepolcro then SS 73.

Information: Tourist Information Office. Phone O575/377678 Fax 0575/20839

E-mail: info@arezzo.turismo.toscana.it

Points of interest

The film “La Vita è Bella” by Roberto Benigni was shot in Arezzo.

Weekly market

Weekly market: Saturday morning

Places of interest
Anfiteatro Romano
Badia SS. Flora e Lucilla
Basilica di San Domenico
Basilica di San Francesco
Casa di Francesco Petrarca
Cattedrale di San Donato
Chiesa della SS. Annunziata
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Gradi
Fortezza Medicea
Pieve di San Paolo
Pieve di Santa Maria
Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta
Pieve di Sant’Eugenia
Santuario della Madonna del Giuncheto

Museums
Cappella Bacci “La Leggenda della Vera Croce” di Piero della Francesca
Casa Vasari
Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea
La Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi
Museo Archeologico Gaio Cilnio Mecenate
Museo Aziendale Uno-A-Erre
Museo Diocesano
Museo Statale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna

National And Nature Parks
A.N.P.I.L. Bosco di Sargiano
Parco di Lignano
Riserva Naturale Ponte Buriano e Penna

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Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Living Area 180 m² Heating Radiators Property Stone walls, wooden beams, coffered ceilings, vaulted ceilings, original terracotta floors, parquet floors, frescoes, private courtyard
Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Living Area 180 m²

Lovely large Tuscan townhouse for sale in Sansepolcro Tuscany, completely restored in the historical centre of Sansepolcro, a few steps from restaurants, shops and historical monuments. More info

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Living Area 209 m² Heating Radiators + air conditioning Property Stone walls, wooden beams, parquet floors, terrace with pergola, domotics and smart home system, alarm system
Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 Living Area 209 m²

Located on the second floor of a prestige historical palazzo in the centre of the large Tuscan town of Sansepolcro, this 80-sqm restored apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and a little terrace accessed from the living area. More info

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Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Plot Size 15000 m² Living Area 160 m² Heating Radiators + fireplace Property Stone walls, wooden beams with terracotta tiles, ceramic floors, stone fireplace
Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Plot Size 15000 m² Living Area 160 m²

Medieval tower for sale In Tuscany Italy, near to Cortona. A medieval tower which has been restored and transformed into a spacious cosy home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large plot with gardens and swimming pool. More info

Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Plot Size 20000 m² Living Area 600 m² Heating Radiators Property Stone walls, terracotta and stone floors, wooden beams, stone fireplaces, vaulted stone ceilings, stone staircases
Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Plot Size 20000 m² Living Area 600 m²

Ideal as a family home with guest apartment or to rent for income or two-family home is this large villa divided into two 3 bed apartments in Sansepolcro Tuscany. More info

Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5 Living Area 495 m² Parking Garage Heating Radiators + air conditioning Property Reinforced-concrete structure, ceramic and parquet floors, terraces, fireplace, matchboarding, wooden staircases, wooden fixtures, elevator
Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5 Living Area 495 m²