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Arezzo in Tuscany

Arezzo was an Etruscan city. It is situated between the Casentino, Valdichiana and Valdarno valleys in the southern area of Tuscany close to the border of the green Umbria. Arezzo is the birth place of known personages like Guido Monaco also called “Guido d’ Arezzo” who was a  famous theorist in the music field. To him is attributed the invention of tetragram.
An other important person was Giorgio Vasari world famous art historian, architect and painter. He contributed to the construction of the Uffizi in Florence and to the restauration of Palazzo Vecchio. Arezzo is currently the seat of the Fiera Antiquaria most famous antique fair since 40 years  presenting  about 500 exhibitors. 
The city is also known for the “Giostra del Saracino” that takes place annually twice in June and September. But Arezzo is mainly bound to Piero della Francesca art works like the frescoes telling the legend of the True Cross  situated in the Bacci chapel within St. Francis Church. Other works of this master are located in the towns of San Sepolcro and Monterchi.
The historic and artistic itinerary winds along the city centre where there are many known monuments like the above said Church of St. Francis, the Pieve di Santa maria Assunta, the Piazza Grande and the Vasarian lodges, the Cathedral of St. Peter where is the famous Crucifix by Cimabue. Do not forget to visit the Agriturism (hospitality country houses), the oil mills and the wineries all around  the surrounding of Arezzo where gastronomic weekends can be organized. Arezzo is a fascinating city that will let you spend magic moments during your stay in Tuscany. Hotels in the city centre are available for your week in Tuscany.

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