Classic city tour of Arezzo
The tour takes place in half a day
Historic center of Arezzo
Maximum duration 5 hours
Difficulty easy route
Located in the center of 4 wonderful valleys, Arezzo will surprise you! A guided tour allows you to learn about the history, suggestive corners and architectural jewels starting from Piazza Grande, a combination of civil and religious buildings of various styles, from the wooden balconies of medieval towers to Renaissance architecture, which make this fascinating place of great impact. visual.
A window into art!
Many are the artists who have left their work, starting with Piero della Francesca with the frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross in the Church of San Francesco, to the prestigious cycle of Renaissance stained glass windows by the master glassmaker Guillame de Marcillat in the Cathedral of San Donato and the famous Architect, Painter, Art critic Giorgio Vasari born in Arezzo, the Church of San Domenico with the famous painted cross by Cimabue.
Imposing the Medici Fortress that dominates the city, the place where the Etruscan urban nucleus developed, with its first walls. Arezzo Etruscan and then Roman, the city of the “Chimera” of the “Minerva”. Thanks to its strategic position, it was part of the Etruscan Dodecapolis, in the 5th century BC. The Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, another jewel of the city, with a Lucchese Romanesque façade, has the Cycle of Months connected to agricultural activities in the archivolt of the main portal.
City of Poets, writers, philosophers; Francesco Petrarca, Pietro from Arezzo, the City of Music, where the famous Guido Monaco developed the system of six musical notes to facilitate the intonation of the singers.
Arezzo is also the city of the Saracen the famous Cavalleresco tournament, one of the most important Antiques Fair in Italy, which is divided into the historic center. So, if you want to get to know another wonderful corner of Tuscany, all that remains is to contact me, with passion and professionalism I will guide you to discover the Historic City of Arezzo.
Highlights of the tour
- Church of San Domenico
- Cathedral of San Donato
- Walk to the imposing Medici Fortress
- Piazza Grande: Vasari’s Loggias, Apse of the ancient Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta, Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici
- Walk in the picturesque streets of medieval Arezzo: Borgunto
- Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta with the valuable cycle of the months
- Piazza San Francesco, Church of San Franesco (external visit in the classic tour)
Possibility of organizing visits to the Giorgo Vasari House Museum, Gaio Cilne Mecenate Archaeological Museum.