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Arezzo, the Saracen City of Goldsmith Handicraft and Antiques Fair

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Located among three valleys (Casentino, Valdarno and Val di Chiana), the city of Arezzo, capital of the province, has a long and illustrious history. It is currently an active commercial and agricultural center, with textile, footwear and mechanical factories. Also notable is the artistic and cultural heritage of the city. Worthy of a visit are the Duomo (cathedral of Arezzo), the Basilica of St. Francis, the Medicean Fortress, Cimabue’s Crucifix, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum. Arezzo was home to important artists, such as architect Giorgio Vasari and poets Guittone d’Arezzo and Francesco Petrarca.

Moreover, Arezzo is one of the major gold districts of Italy, as its goldsmith crafting is appreciated all over the world. Among the most important events are the Giostra del Saracino, one of the most famous historical and folkloric event in Italy, and the Antiques Fair, an important monthly event that attracts many enthusiasts and collectors. From Arezzo, you can reach many places of historical, artistic and naturalistic interest with comfortable day trips by train or bus.

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AREA Arezzo
TYPE art city and capital of the Province of Arezzo
COORDINATES 43°28′24″N 11°52′12″E
ALTITUDE 296 metri o.s.l.
PRODUCTS pecorino cheese, beef, cotton bread, trout, artichoke
SPORT hiking trekking, cycling, birdwatching
BORDERS Anghiari, Capolona, Castiglion Fibocchi, Castiglion Fiorentino, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Cortona, Laterina, Marciano della Chiana, Monte San Savino, Monterchi, Subbiano (AR)

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Arezzo municipality
Piazza della Libertà, 1 – 52100 Arezzo (AR)
Phone: +39 057 53770
protocollo@comune.arezzo.it
www.comune.arezzo.it

Tourist Office
Piazza della Libertà, 28
Phone: +39 0575 377678

WHAT TO SEE

Arezzo Castles

fortezza_mediceaMedici fortress

Visit the Medici Fortress

fortezza medicea1Area: Arezzo
Type: Fortified structure (16th century)

The fortress is situated right on the top of San Donato hill. It was designed, commissioned by the Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici, the architect Antonio da Sangallo who applied early modern era fortification principles, the five-pointed star-shaped. Built over the old mold of the fourteenth century (of which only survived the door S. Angelo) and other buildings from previous eras, it is an important example of defensive military architecture of the sixteenth century. E ‘be a vantage point from which enjoys an excellent view of the city, the Arno valley, the massif of Pratomagno and Alpe di Catenaia.Salva

Churches of Arezzo

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Basilica of San Francesco

Cathedral of San Donato (Duomo)

duomo arezzoArea: Arezzo
Type: Cathedral (13th century)
Address: Piazza Duomo
Phone: +39 0575 23991

The Christian church of St. Peter Martyr had already become a bishopric in the early 13th century. This recognition was the push for the construction of a larger building. Construction began at the behest of the bishop Guglielmo Ubertini, around 1278. Works were stopped and resumed several times over the years, and they finally ended in 1511. However, the façade, in neo-Gothic style, was completed in the early 20th century. Hence, of the original building remain only the right side and polygonal apse.

The interior, adorned with three Gothic-style naves, is illuminated by stained-glass windows of the 16th century, which are mainly the work of William de Marcillat. Numerous and important are the works of art inside the cathedral, along with the frescoes by famous artists, such as Buffalmacco, Salvi Castellucci and the same Marcillat. Along the right aisle, there is the Gothic-style tomb of Pope Gregory X (14th century), and the Pacifier Tarlati chapel, built by John Augustine in 1334, as well as frescoes by a painter from Arezzo who, a few years later, became known as the Bishop’s Master.

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Over the main altar, there is the so-called Ark of San Donato, a marble urn built in the 14th century by various Tuscan sculptors, including the Sienese Agostino di Giovanni and Agnolo di Ventura. On the left aisle, there are frescoes of Mary Magdalene by Piero della Francesca and the cenotaph of Guido Tarlati, Agostino di Giovanni and Agnolo di Ventura. The magnificent chapel of Our Lady of Consolation, of the late 18th century, contains Della Robbia terracotta—particularly valuable is the Trinity by Andrea Della Robbia—murals and paintings. The organ, with entirely mechanical sculpted chest and transmission, was built between 1534 and 1563 by Luca di Bernardino da Cortona, while the large choir is the first work of Giorgio Vasari, who, at the time, was only 24 years old.

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Basilica of San Francesco

basilica san francesca1Area: Arezzo
Type: Franciscan church 14th century
Address: Via Guido Monaco, 11
Phone:  +39 0575 299071 / +39 575 900404 – Online booking
Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm – Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Tickets: € 4.00 full price € 3.00 reduced
Accessibility: yes
Tourist services: guided tours, bookshop, online reservation

The Basilica was built on a pre-existing medieval religious building. The church, inspired by the austere lines and the Tuscan-Umbrian Gothic style, was developed by the Franciscan friar Giovanni da Pistoia. Constructions on the building began in 1318 and completed in 1377. The façade, offset by beautiful stained glass rose window and designed by Guillaume de Marcillat (1524), has remained unfinished. The bell tower is from the late 16th century. Unfortunately, part of the frescoes along the nave walls were damaged by the changes occurred in the 17th century, as well as the adaptation of the building as a barracks during the Napoleonic era.

The Basilica is famous for its exceptional concentration of works of art of great value. First of all, the Legend of the True Cross, a cycle of frescoes initially commissioned to Bicci di Lorenzo and that, after his death (1452), Piero della Francesca painted between 1453 and 1464 in the central chapel, located behind the altar. Above the main altar, there is a large table Cross with St. Francis attributed to his Master, a contemporary of Cimabue. Below the main floor, there is the lower church, which dates back to the 13th century.Salva

Church of San Domenico

chiesa san domenicoArea: Aretina
Type: 14th century church
Address: Piazza San Domenico, 7
Phone:  +39 0575 22906 (church) / Exhibition “Cimabue in Arezzo – The crucifix restored” – Online booking +39 0575 900 404
Hours: 09:00 am to 6:30 pm (church) – Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm / Sunday and holidays 9:30 am to 11:00 am and 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm (exhibition “Cimabue in Arezzo – the restored crucified”)
Tickets: Free (church) – € 4.00 full price € 3.00 reduced (exhibition “Cimabue in Arezzo”)
Accessibility: yes
Tourist services: guided tours

Construction of the building, which includes elements of transition between the Romanesque style (portal) and Gothic, began in 1275 and was completed in the early 14th century. At the end of the 16th century, substantial alterations were carried out in the internal part, thus covering up the original frescoes. The interior has a single nave covered with trusses, containing numerous fragments of frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries, among which those of Spinello Aretino (the most important is an Annunciation) and his son, Parri Spinello. Above the main altar, there is a wooden crucifix painted by Cimabue in his youth, widely considered one of his 13th century painting masterpieces. In a niche, there is a glazed terracotta by Giovanni and Girolamo della Robbia.

The Crucifix by Cimabue

Cross-shaped and painted in tempera and gold on wood, the Crucifix dates back between 1268 and 1271. The importance of this work lies in the fact that this was the very first work attributed to the Master, and it mirrors a departure from the Byzantine style to greater expressionism. The in-depth parallel research to the restoration of the Crucifix and diagnostic investigations have been recorded in a media system. The permanent exhibition “Cimabue in Arezzo – The crucifix restored” retraces all stages of the restoration (www.cimabuearezzo.it).

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Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta

pieve santa mariaArea: Arezzo
Type: Church (12th– 14th century)
Address: Corso Italy, 7
Phone: +39 0575 22629

The Pieve was built during the early Christian era and is one of the finest examples of Tuscan Romanesque style. The building had already been completed at the beginning of the 11th century and was the subject of two remakes with the addition of the Romanesque style façade from Pisa and Lucca. In the elegant façade, completed in the 13th century, were two items belonging to the previous building: in the lunette on the portal, there is a relief depicting the Virgin between two angels (1216), attributed to the sculptor Marchionne, and the sculptural composition, depicting the cycle of months.

Inside the crypt, there is the bust-reliquary of San Donato, patron of Arezzo, executed in 1346 by goldsmiths from Arezzo. The bell tower, also called “bell tower of a hundred holes” due to the presence of forty mullioned windows distributed over five floors, was completed in 1330.

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Church of the Annunciation

chiesa annunziataArea: Arezzo
Type: 14th century church
Address: Via Garibaldi, 185
Phone: +39 0575 26774

It originated from the merger of two previous buildings, of which it is difficult to identify the original elements. In fact, the portal is of the small oratory of a religious brotherhood, whose construction dates back to the mid-14th century. This aggregate was a hospice for pilgrims. Following a miracle, the tearing of a terracotta statue of the Madonna found in the hospice, it was decided to build a new and larger church. The project seems to have been drafted by Bartolomeo della Gatta and work began after 1490, incorporating all the other pre-existing structures.

In 1502, the direction of the work was assumed by Antonio da Sangallo who, during construction, made some changes in concert with his brother Giuliano. Following further modification, the work went on slowly and ended in the late 16th century. Among the most significant works, we find the Virgin appearing to St. Francis and attributed to Pietro da Cortona (1641), the Madonna with child, terracotta of the 15th century by Michele da Firenze, the Deposition, an early work by Giorgio Vasari and designed by Rosso Fiorentino, and the Adoration of the shepherds by Nicholas Soggi (1521). Noteworthy are also the twelve windows, half of which are attributed to the work of Guglielmo de Marcillat (1520-1525).

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Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Type: 14th century church
Address: Via Santa Maria, 1
Phone: +39 0575 323140
Site: www.abd.it/santamaria
Email:  santamaria@abd.it
Accessibility: Partial

The shrine was originally a water fountain – fons Tecta – that, in the Etruscan-Roman period, was consecrated to Apollo. In 1425, San Bernardino of Siena attempted to destroy the fountain. Away from the city, the religious returned three years later, this time succeeding in his purpose and encouraging the construction of a chapel. The project of the first building, in late Gothic style with a single nave, was undertaken by Domenico del Fattore. Throughout the 15th century, the small church was subject to interventions, which ended in 1443. Other buildings were also built afterward.

Between 1478 and 1482, Benedetto da Majano leaned against the church a splendid façade porch with seven arches, supported by slender Corinthian columns. A “starry sky” finishing the ceiling was completed in 1495. The interior of the church contains remarkable works of art. Of particular grandeur and beauty is the altar that frames the fresco of the Madonna della Misericordia, commissioned by San Bernardino and painted by Parri Spinello roughly between 1428 and 1431. The painting was later added to the marble altar made by Andrea Della Robbia (1487-1493). In 1695, the church was entrusted to the monks of the Order of Discalced Carmelites who have retained, except for some interruptions, its ownership, up to the present day.

Church of Saints Flora and Lucilla

basia santa floraArea: Arezzo
Type: 14th century church
Address: Piazza di Badia, 3
Phone:  +39 0575 356612

The construction was done in several stages, starting with the Gothic of 1278 coinciding with the management of the Benedictine monks from Monte Cassino. Starting from 1565, the church, in particular its aches and domes, was completely transformed by Giorgio Vasari, and the interior was divided into three naves. In 1650, the Baroque octagonal bell tower was completed. Of note, as works of art, the St. Lawrence fresco painting in the counter by Bartolomeo della Gatta (1476), and the large cross painted on shaped wood by Marco di Bonaventura (1319). The presbytery is dominated by the monumental altar-tomb, built by Vasari.

The apse painting of the Assumption is also Vasari’s work (1567). A masterpiece of Baroque artifice is the fake dome painted on canvas by Andrea Pozzo in 1702, and placed above the main altar. Inside the church, there is also a delicate marble ciborium, attributed to Benedetto da Maiano. In 1489, the cloister, one of the finest Renaissance architecture of the city, was built and probably designed by Giuliano da Majano.

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Monuments and places to visit in Arezzo

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Tower of the town hall

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Praetorian Palace

Area: Arezzo
Type: historic home (14th century)

The Praetorian Palace was built on pre-existing structures and further modified between the 14th and 16th centuries. At first, the Palace was the seat of the mayor, the Captain of Justice, and then the vicars appointed from Florence, many of whom remembered by emblems affixed to the façade. The central portal is decorated with a bas-relief of a warrior on a horseback (13th century), which is said to be the oldest coat of arms of the city of Arezzo. Currently, it houses the town library, where there are documents dating back to the 12th century onwards.

Priori Palace

palazzo prioriArea: Arezzo
Type: historic home (14th century)

The Priori Palace dates back to the 14th century and is marked by a strong quadrangular tower—built in 1337, but altered several times, including the installation clock in 1468—and a large loggia with three orders. The medieval building has been unchanged and preserved. Only the façade along Via Ricasoli has been enriched with coats of arms of the mayor and commissioners. Inside, there are frescoes by Parri Spinello and Teofilo Torri, paintings by Giorgio Vasari and other artists from Arezzo, all works created between the 14th and 16th century. It is currently the municipal administration.

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Palace of the Fraternity of Lay

palazzo fratenità laiciArea: Arezzo
Type: historic home (14th century)

The construction was undertaken in the late 14th century by the Florentines Baldino di Cino and Niccolò di Francesco. Between 1433 and 1434, the top was completed by Bernardo Rossellino, whom we owe the statues in the niches and the Madonna della Misericordia bas-relief in the main entrance bezel. The façade presents a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance elements; its crowning was built in 1552 and designed by Giorgio Vasari. The clock, which dates back to the 16th century, marks the days, the lunar phases and the motion of the sun according to the Ptolemaic conception. A legend relates that Felice da Fossato, the manufacturer of the ingenious mechanism, was blinded so that he could never make another one.

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Piazza Grande (or Piazza Vasari)

piazza vasariArea: Arezzo
Type: historic square (15th century)
Address: Piazza Vasari

It is the oldest square of the city where many buildings bear witness to 800 years of history of Arezzo. Originally used as a market, it became the political center in the thirteenth century. It has a trapezoidal plan on an incline. Even in the lower part protrudes the apse of the parish of St. Mary. Alongside this the Palace of the Court (centuries 17th-18th) and the Palace of the Lay Fraternity (15th century).

Around the northern side it is occupied by the gallery, dominated by the homonymous palace. The building, begun in 1573, was entrusted to Giorgio Vasari. Upon completion of the entire structure were also made, with access from the porch, elegant “workshops”, largely still exist in the original structure. Twice a year the square is the scene of the traditional Giostra del Saracino. It has also been the backdrop for some shots of the Oscar-winning film “Life is Beautiful” by Roberto Beningni.

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Wheat Market

Mercato Logge del Grano1 - ArezzoArea: Arezzo
Type: Agro-Food Market
Phone: +39 0575 20646
Website: www.loggedelgrano.it
Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm and the first Sunday of the month coinciding with the Antiques Fair.

Lodges of Wheat, the historic 19th century building, has recently been renovated to house a modern and dynamic market for food and agricultural products, mostly from organic agriculture, typical of the area. Inside the building, there is room for olive oil and wine tasting, as well as many other excellent products. Courses and lectures on healthy eating are also held there.

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Natural reserves around Arezzo

riserva valle dell'infernoValle dell’Inferno nature reserve

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Valle dell’Inferno - Bandella and Ponte Buriano - Penna

IMG_0081Area: Arezzo
Type: protected natural areas
Municipalities:  Arezzo, Civitella Valdichiana, Laterina, Montevarchi, Pergine, Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)
Phone:  +39 0575 364407 and 393 8353089
Access and Visitor Center:
• Nature Reserve “Ponte Buriano e Penna” – locality Buriano Bridge – Arezzo (AR)
• Nature Reserve “Valley of Hell and hinges” – locality Monticello – Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)

These are natural reserves that extend in the municipalities of Arezzo, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Laterina, Montevarchi, Pergine Valdarno and Terranuova Bracciolini. They were formed during the mid-20thcentury, following the construction of a dam. This has created an environment characterized by small lakes and wetlands, ideal for the spread of tree species and the reproduction of many animals. Particularly interesting are the paths that run through the Valle dell’Inferno and the Rondini. In spring and early summer, it is also possible to observe nesting birds, while in autumn and winter it is possible to watch them migrate towards warmer weather. Tours are organized to provide useful information, including participation in educational and cultural activities.
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Locations near Arezzo

castello di battifolleBattifolle Castle

Battifolle Castle

Area: Arezzo
Locality: Battifolle
Type: rural village

Not far from the Arezzo exit of the “Autostrada del Sole” (A1) is a small village dominated by the Battifolle Castle. The castle (dating back to the 11th century and also known as Castel Pugliese) was one of the most important strongholds of the Arezzo countryside, thanks to its position from which it was possible to control both the Valdarno Aretino area and the Val di Chiana. The ancient castle can be reached by climbing about half a Km from the church Battifolle. Currently, the castle is visible only from the outside.

Olmo

Area: Arezzo
Locality:  Olmo
Type: rural village

Located a few Km south-west of Arezzo, the village is known for the discovery of a skull of Homo Sapiens, who lived in the Middle Pleistocene era. On the border with the neighboring village of St. Anastasius is the historic Villa Mancini. The town is the starting point for various hiking trails, on foot, mountain bike or horseback, leading to the Mount Lignano.

ARTS AND MUSEUMS

Arezzo Museums

Museo archeologicoArchaeological Museum of Arezzo

Roman amphitheater and Archaeological Museum Gaio Cilnio Mecenate

anfiteatro romanoArea: Arezzo
Type: amphitheater (2nd century) and archaeological museum
Address: Via Margaritone, 10
Phone:  +39 0575 20882
Hours: daily 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tickets: € 4.00 full € 2.00 reduced (museum) – free (Amphitheatre)
Accessibility: Partial

Built between 117 and 138 A.D., the amphitheater has an elliptical shape and stands on two levels with an alleged capacity of over 8,000 spectators. Of the actual structure, built using sandstone blocks, bricks and marble, remains only the ambulatory and access stairs. The amphitheater has suffered several looting over the centuries and some of the material was used to build other religious buildings. It is currently used as open-air theater.

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The museum is dedicated to Gaius Maecenas, a leading figure at the time of the Roman emperor Augustus. It is located in the former monastery of San Bernardo, built in the early 16th century near the amphitheater. The museum displays relics from the Villanovan, Etruscan, Roman, until the so-called “Hellenistic” period. Among the most valuable pieces stand out the jewels from the necropolis of Poggio del Sole, a carved pediment and polychrome with fight scenes (480 BC) and a series of votive portraits dated between the 2nd and the 1st century BC. A large section of the museum is dedicated to the so-called “sealed earth”, the ceramic pottery made in Roman times (between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD). Arezzo was the most important production center of the Mediterranean.

Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

museo diocesanoArea: Arezzo
Type: Sacred Art Museum
Address: square behind the Cathedral
Phone:  +39 0575 23991
Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tickets:  € 2.50 full € 1.00 reduced

In this Museum, there are frescoes, paintings and Romanesque sculptures dating back from the 11th and 16th century, as well as Liturgical furnishings from the Dome and the entire diocese, made anywhere between the 12th and 19th century. Among the most valuable works of art, there are three wooden crucifixes of the 12th century, an Annunciation on a panel by Andrea di Nerio (14thcentury), frescoes by Spinello Aretino and his son Parri Spinello. There is also a detached fresco, St. Jerome in the Desert, by Bartolomeo della Gatta (15th century) and two banners made by Giorgio Vasari. Noteworthy among the jewelry are the so-called Peace of Siena, made by a Flemish goldsmith in the 15th century, and a cross made of rock crystal from Venice but mounted in gilded silver from a Tuscan artisan in 1466.

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Museum of Medieval and Modern Art

museo arte medievale modernaArea: Arezzo
Type: Art museum
Address: Via San Lorentino, 8
Phone:  +39 0575 409050
Hours: daily 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tickets:  € 4.00 full € 2.00 reduced
Accessibility: yes

It is situated in the Renaissance Palazzo Bruni-Ciocchi, one of the most prestigious noble buildings of the city built in 1445 on behalf of Donato Bruni. The museum displays sculptures, paintings, pottery, porcelain, gold, bronze and glass objects of medieval and renaissance eras. In the rooms dedicated to paintings are present, among others, important artists such as Bartolomeo della Gatta, Margarito d’Arezzo, Spinello Aretino and his son Parri Spinello, Ludovico Carracci. Noteworthy are also some tables by Luca Signorelli, including the Madonna and Child with Saints and St. Jerome.

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Petrarca's house

casa petrarcaArea: Arezzo
Type: house-museum (14th century)
Address: Via dell’Orti, 28
Phone: +39 0575 24700
Site: www.accademiapetrarca.it
Email:  info@accademiapetrarca.it
Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Free entry
Services: Guided tours
Accessibility: Partial

It was here that, in 1304, the poet Francesco Petrarca, one of the architects of the Italian language, was born. However, the current building is the result of a 16th century reconstruction and other renovations took place in later centuries. Currently, there is the seat of the Petrarca of Letters, Arts and Sciences, accompanied by an extensive library. In front of the house, there is a well that probably gave the writer the inspiration to one of his most famous short stories, the “Tofano Pozzo”.

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Giorgio Vasari's house

Area: Arezzo
Type: house-museum (16th century)
Address: Via XX Settembre, 55
Phone:  +39 0575 409040
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Free entry

This was the home of the painter, architect and art historian Giorgio Vasari, whose formation was strongly influenced by Michelangelo and Andrea del Sarto. The artist bought the house in 1540, dealing directly with the finishing work, decoration and furnishing. In addition, the artist personally frescoed part of the interior: on the ceiling of one of the rooms, Vasari painted the Fama, the corbels and the lunettes of the Four Arts. In the fresco Allegory of conjugal, located in the so-called Apollo Room, the artist portrayed his wife, Nicolosa Bacci. Among the other frescoes, there are the self-portrait and portraits of famous artists born in Arezzo. Currently, the building is also home to the Vasari Archive containing documents of great historical value, including letters written by Michelangelo, Cosimo I Medici and Pope Pius V.

Historical Museum Gori-Zucchi - UNO A ERRE

artigianato orafoArea: Aretina
Type: goldsmith museum
Address: Via Fiorentina, 550
Phone:  +39 0575 925862
Site: www.unoaerre.it
Email: info@unoaerre.it
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free entry

The museum contains a historical collection with more than 500 works, including jewelry, some of which are unique pieces, designs and creative projects from the goldsmith company known as Unoaerre. The exhibition space also includes old machinery that goldsmith applied to the industry.

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HANDICRAFTS

artg1Goldsmith

The Arezzo area is famous for gold processing techniques inherited from the Etruscans and unique jewelry of great artistic quality are largely produced in this area. Throughout the year, there are two events dedicated to this high-level crafts: OroArezzo and the Biennale of Art Goldsmith.

WHAT TO DO

Arezzo Events

saracino2Giostra del Saracino

Giostra del Saracino

giostra saracinoType: folklore
When: second Saturday of June and the first Sunday of September

This is a historical event, which represents the competition among the four districts of the city—Porta del Foro, Porta Crucifera, Porta S. Andrea and Porta S. Spirit. The tournament takes place in Piazza Grande (Piazza Vasari) and is preceded by equestrian evolutions and performances of flag-wavers. The race itself is supported by a knight with a lance: he must hit the shield of a wooden statue representing the Saracen, or “Buratto, King of the Indies”. The pair of knights who, in striking the shield, achieves the most points wins, while the winning district is instead awarded the “golden spear”.

Arezzo New Wave and Play Arezzo Art Festival

arezzo new waveType: Music
When: July

This is a rock event that has become a reference point in Italy for new musical trends, new international proposals and prestigious springboard for emerging groups.

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Antiques Fair

fiera antiquariaType: antiques market
Organizers: Association of Antique Fair in Arezzo
Information: Piazza della Libertà, 1
Phone:  +39 0575-3770 and +39 0575 377475
Email: info@arezzofieraantiquaria.org
Website: www.arezzofieraantiquaria.org
www.arezzoantiquefair.com
When: every first weekend of the month

Organized for the first time in 1968, this is one of the most famous events in the sector in Italy. The focus is on Piazza Grande (Piazza Vasari), but the exhibitors also occupy adjoining streets. Hundreds of vendors, also from other regions, exhibit furniture, paintings, gifts and collectibles. For the occasion, all the antique shops and the main shops in the city are open to the public.

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Fest of San Donato

festa san donatoType: religious festival
When: August 7

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CULTURE

History  about  Arezzo

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Chimera of Arezzo

 arezzoThe area where the city is currently located has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as confirmed by the discovery of the skull of a Homo Sapiens (the so-called “Uomo dell’ Olmo”). In the 9th century BC, there was already an Etruscan settlement; between the 6th and 5th century, it had already become one of the major centers of this civilization. To this period belong works of art of exceptional value, such as the Chimera. In the 3rd century BC, the city had succumbed to the expansionism of Rome and took the name Arretium. It soon became a center of primary importance because, through the Via Cassia, the city became a must in the connections between northern Tuscany and Rome. At the beginning of the Imperial Age, the city became quite rich and numerous public buildings were built, such as the theater and baths. Arezzo was also an important center for the production of bronze objects and pottery vessels, called “coral” for their color.

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With the dissolution of the Roman Empire, the prestige gained and the favorable position on the Via Cassia made Arezzo a significant city during the Middle Ages. During the subsequent Kingdom of the Franks, it became of considerable importance to the Episcopal Church and, for this reason, numerous monasteries were built. At the beginning of the 13th century, the city became a free city, rapidly expanding its influence in the Lower Casentino, the Upper Tiber Valley and the Val di Chiana. At the same time, there were significant cultural changes, such as the construction of the University, as well as the stadium. The continued expansion of the city of Arezzo became cause for jealousy in neighboring cities, which wanted to mirror its grandiose status. Therefore, confrontation with two nearby Tuscan cities, Florence and Siena, became almost inevitable. After defeating the army of Siena approaching dangerously, Arezzo, traditionally linked to the Ghibelline party, suffered a severe defeat at Campaldino (1289) by the army of Guelph Florence and its allies.

 

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Nonetheless, after its defeat, the city expanded the city walls, concluded an honorable peace treaty with Florence and even managed to ally with Siena. At the beginning of the 14th century, growing divergences against the ever rival Florence were manifested, and culminated in the complete loss of independence in 1337. However, the city’s independence was quickly restored in 1343, although it did not prosper. Moreover, in the second half of the 14th century, bitter internal struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines began, and the city was sacked several times by both sides. The final blow was given by a mercenary army hired by the Ghibelline party, who conquered what remained of Arezzo. In 1384, the city entered permanently into the sphere of Florence, whose influence can also be recognized in the architecture, which was followed by a slow economic and cultural decay. The oldest part of the settlement, including the fortress and cathedral, was deeply changed and the fortress, an early example of modern fortification, rebuilt and enlarged by Sangallo de Medici.

AREZZO CITTà (1)

In 1525, the city and was struck by plague, to which followed famine that completely devastated the economy. As a result, in 1529, the city of Arezzo was once again about to rebel against Florence. The Medici family, who were about to hold absolute power, had no more reason to keep Arezzo separated from the rest of Tuscany, and sent an army to take definitive possession of the territory. Then, the Grand Duke Cosimo I Medici, issued the urban renewal plan for defense purposes. It was during these works that famous statues of Minerva and Chimera bronze, both Etruscan, were unearthed. From the second half of the 16th century, however, in all of Tuscany, a slow but inexorable economic and cultural decay, accompanied by demographic decline, spread. This terrible phenomenon was reversed only during the mid-18th century, thanks to the initiatives taken by the Grand Duke Peter Leopold Habsburg-Lorraine.

AREZZO CITTà (7)

After the Napoleonic period, Arezzo became a provincial capital in the restored Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In 1860, together with the entire region, the city became part of the Kingdom of Italy. During World War II, the bombing destroyed almost 60% of the buildings, and in the following years, the city’s economy was simply based on cultivation of the surrounding countryside. Subsequently, the city’s industrial vocation has found new outlets in the textile sector, in the processing of hides and precious metals, especially gold.

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GASTRONOMY

Typical food

tagliata chianinaTagliata of chianina

Arezzo cuisine

Tortelli di patate rosse di Cetica
Zuppa di Tarlati
Tagliata di “chianina”
Pappardelle alla lepre
Grifi all’aretina: prepared using parts of the calf’s snout, previously cooked stew with herbs, spices, herbs, tomato
Anguilla all’aretina
Carciofi stufati
Pane di ramerino
Gattò aretino: sweet with alchermes, sweet red liqueur, filled with cream, often chocolate

Typical products

prodotti di arezzoChianina: breed of cattle among the most prestigious and oldest ones in Italy, recommended for cuts of red meat on the grill.

Trota fario appennica

Formaggio pecorino stagionato

Carciofo precoce di Jesi

Pane di cotone: made with flour with added dissolved in seawater yeast – Product (IGP)

Farms to visit and buy typical products

Azienda Agricola Villa Magna

Locality Campriano, 41c – 52100 Arezzo
tel: +39 057 5904700
www.villamagdatartufi.com
info@villamagnatartufi.com
Services offered: Production and sale of fresh truffle and chestnuts, accessories, research tours, and other products.

TURISTIC SERVICES

Where to sleep in Arezzo

CASTELLO DI VALENZANO (Valenzano Castle) - accomodations - restaurant - wedding - Subbiano (AREZZO)

Castello di Valenzano – castle, restaurant and wedding

Address: Locality Valenzano, 97 – Subbiano (AR)
Phone: +39 0575 487294
Website: www.castellodivalenzano.it
Email: info@castellodivalenzano.it

Services: elegant rooms, bar, restaurant, buffet breakfast, conference room, parking free, park, garden, terrace, wi-fi, swimming pool at 2km, horse riding 5km, tennis court 10km, golf course 20km

Castello di Valenzano is just a few minutes from Arezzo in the municipality of Subbiano. Set in a beautiful valley near the park of Foreste Casentinesi, it is a home of millenary origins dating to the 9th century, although it suffered several restorations and renovations over the centuries. The castle hosts a cozy residence and an elegant restaurant for weddings, events and meetings.

ROOMS

Services: Elegant Tuscan classic style with four poster beds, frescoed walls, private marble bathroom with hairdryer, heating,

The rooms all have private marble bathrooms and are decorated in different styles. Most rooms have a panoramic view of the Pratomagno peaks. The rooms do not have a TV, minibar, air conditioning and telephone.


RESTAURANT

Services: Buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner, banquet, historical dinner, catering – open all year round

The heart of the castle is the restaurant, characterized by typical Tuscan cuisine, but enlivened by chef Simone Brodoloni and his collaborators who select monthly recipes for their creation, revisiting traditional dishes of traditional cuisine. All the pasta served in the restaurant is made directly in the kitchen of the castle, with the highest quality products. Only fresh and seasonal products are used. There are always dishes prepared for people intolerant to gluten and their own products (pasta, bread, …).

In the summer, the construction of a vegetable garden inside the castle walls allows “working” directly grown products (tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, peppers, salads, …) without the use of chemicals and in full respect of nature. In addition, the use of the Chianina breed and the choice of different types of meat, from white to sheep, through gambling, offer customers a rich variety of dishes. The cost of the dishes ranges from 10.00 to 18.00 euros.

WEDDING and EVENTS

Services: Reception, dressing-room, music, on-site ceremony, ballroom, bridal suite, terrace, catering service

Wedding at Valenzano Castle is like getting into a fairy tale. In fact there is a consecrated church inside the walls of the castle where, with the necessary permission of the competent diocese, religious functions such as baptisms, weddings, etc. can be celebrated … The square opposite the main facade, the cloister, the church, salons and park are special places for photographs of event memories. . Depending on the needs and the numbers of participants, bridal lunch is served in one of the large salons, which can accommodate up to 300 people.

The Bridal Suite is free for the first night of wedding. The rooms used for weddings can accommodate any other event such as meetings, conventions, fashion shows, product presentations.


WHERE FIND US

Hotel

Hotel A Point Arezzo Park Hotel

Locality Battifolle, 36/T – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 96041
www.apointhotelsresorts.com
info@arezzoparkhotel.com

Hotel Ac

Via Einstein, 4 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 382287
achotels.marriott.com
acarezzo@ac-hotels.com

Hotel Badia di Pomaio

Locality Pomaio, 4 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 371407
www.hotelbadiadipomaio.it
info@hotelbadiadipomaio.it
services: golf, tennis, soccer

Hotel Casa Volpi

Via Simone Martini, 29 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 354364
www.casavolpi.it
posta@casavolpi.it

Hotel Cavaliere Palace

Via Madonna del Prato, 83 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 26836
info@cavalierehotels.com

Hotel Cecco

Corso Italia, 215 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 20986
www.hotelcecco.it
info@hotelcecco.com

Hotel Chimera

Via Vittorio Veneto, 46 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 902494

Hotel Etrusco

Via A. Fleming, 39 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 984066
www.etruscohotel.it
etrusco@etruscohotel.it
services: bar, restaurant

Hotel Galileo Palace

Strada Regionale 71 – località Rigutino Est, 183 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 979291
www.galileopalace.it
info@galileopalace.it
services: bar, restaurant

Hotel Garden

Locality Battifolle, 36/B – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 363363
www.gardenhotel.it
info@gardenhotelarezzo.com
services: swimming pool, tennis court, playground, parking, TV, cocktail bar, café

Hotel Patio

Via Cavour, 23 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 401962
www.hotelpatio.it
info@hotelpatio.it
services: breakfastbuffet, wi-fi, macbook, car rental with driver, bicycle rental, garage

Hotel Continentale

Piazza Guido Monaco, 7 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 20251
www.hotelcontinentale.com
info@hotelcontinentale.com

Hotel Europa

Via Spinello, 43 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 357701
hoteleuropa@cittadiarezzo.com

Hotel I Portici

Via Roma, 18 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 294003
www.hotelportici.com
info@hotelportici.com
services: bar, TV, wi-fi, pets allowed, spaces are wheelchair accessible

Hotel L’Aretino

Via Madonna del Prato, 83 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 294003
www.hotelaretino.it
hotelaretino@gmail.com
services: bar, breakfast buffet, wi-fi, parking

Hotel Le Capanne

Il Matto, 44/45 – località Olmo – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 959634
www.hotellecapanne.net
info@hotellecapanne.com

Hotel Piero della Francesca

Locality Romana, 20/22 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 901333
www.hotelpierodellafrancesca.it
info@hotelpierodellafrancesca.it

Hotel Planet

Strada Statale, 161 – Locality Rigutino – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 057597971
www.hotelplanetarezzo.com
info@hotelhp.it

Hotel San Marco

Via Giovanni Verga, 4 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 903322
www.hotelsanmarcoarezzo.it
info@hotelsanmarcoarezzo.it
services: wi-fi, bar, breakfast, solarium, spaces wheelchair accessible, pets allowed,

Hotel Truciolini

Via G. Ferraris, 27/29/31 – Locality Pratacci – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 380219

Hotel Vogue

Via Guido Monaco, 54 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 24361
www.voguehotel.it
info@voguehotel.it
services: wi-fi, breakfastbuffet, garage, small pets allowed

Farmhouse

Agriturismo Agridomus Il Mulino

Pian d’Usciano, 21 – Locality Palazzo del Pero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 369122
chiaraomarini@virgilio.it

Agriturismo Antico Podere di Pomaio

Locality Pomaio, 19 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 371400
www.pomaio.it
info@pomaio.it

Agriturismo Ca’ Lucano

San Donnino, 252 – Locality Palazzo del Pero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 369428
www.calucano.com
info@calucano.com
Services: restaurant, swimming pool, mountain bikes, Spa Room

Agriturismo Casa della Quercia

Via San Cassiano – Locality Caldesi – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 369389

Agriturismo Chiodini

Strada Statale, 71 – Locality Il Matto – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 323578

Agriturismo Fattoria La Striscia

Via dei Cappuccini, 3 – Locality La Striscia – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 26740
www.lastriscia.com
lastriscia@hotmail.it
Services: restaurant, garden, swimming pool

Agriturismo Gli Oppi

Via degli Oppi, 151 – Locality Vitiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 979236
agricolacheli@libero.it

Agriturismo Il Colle

Località Il Colle, 77 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 348 3261210
info@agriturismoilcollearezzo.it

Agriturismo Komote

Località San Zeno, 62 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 99559
www.komote.it
info@komote.it

Agriturismo Rossodisera

Via Libbia, 9 – Locality Il Vento – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361164
crisve@inwind.it

Agriturismo Villalba

San Marco Villalba, 9 – Locality Villalba – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365808
www.agriturismovillalba.it
bbagriturismovillalba@alice.it
Services: parking, wi-fi, small pets accepted

Allegro Agriturismo Argiano

Via Peneto – Locality Argiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 370168/ +39 335 8019252
info@allegroagriturismoargiano.it

Agriturismo Antecchia

Locality Campriano, 44 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361711
www.antecchia.it
agriantecchia@yahoo.it

Agriturismo Azienda Agricola Uno Verde

Locality S. Giuliano, 50/D – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 363993
unoverde@hotmail.com

Agriturismo Badia Ficarolo

Locality Palazzo del Pero, 57 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 369254
www.agriturismobadiaficarolo.com
info@agriturismobadiaficarolo.com

Agriturismo Barone Albergotti

Locality Ceciliano, 78 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 320017
www.villaalbergotti.com
ilpoderaccio@interfree.it

Agriturismo Buccia Nera

Locality Campriano, 109 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361040
www.buccianera.it
info@buccianera.it

Agriturismo Buta

Buta – Locality Palazzo del Pero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361040

Agriturismo Ca’ de Frati

Locality Molin Bianco, 25 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 1943330
www.cadefrati.com
cadefrati@alice.com

Agriturismo Casa di Bea

Locality Libbia, 28 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 057521028
casadibea@yahoo.it

Agriturismo Casa Pippo

Locality Lignano, 6 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365555
www.casapippo.it
info@casapippo.it

Agriturismo Casafredda

Locality Ceciliano, 82 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 320674
www.casafredda.com
info@casafredda.com

Agriturismo Contea di Pietramala

Locality Gello d’Antria, 12/A – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 315071
info@conteadipietramala.it

Agriturismo Fattoria di Gragnone

Locality Gragnone, 47 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365312
www.fattoriadigragnone.it
info@fattoriadigragnone.it

Agriturismo Fattoria di Gratena

Locality Pieve a Maiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 368664
www.gratena.it
gratena@katamail.com

Agriturismo Fattoria San Fabiano

Locality San Fabiano, 33 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 24566
www.fattoriasanfabiano.it
info@fattoriasanfabiano.it

Agriturismo I Campri

Locality Albiano, 35 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 84420550

Agriturismo Il Castelluccio

Locality Badia San Veriano, 7 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 360524
www.ilcastelluccio.net
info@ilcastelluccio.net

Agriturismo Il Cipresso

Il Cipresso – Locality Rigutino – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 328 8351336
www.ilcipresso.com
info@ilcipresso.com

Agriturismo Il Giogo

Palazzo del Pero – Locality Castellonchio – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 369259

Agriturismo Il Palazzo

Locality Libbia di Tregozzano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 315016
www.tenutailpalazzo.it
ilpalazzo@ilpalazzo.toscana.it

Agriturismo Il Pasqualino

Locality Vitiano, 177 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 352126
servizi: piscina

Agriturismo Il Saracino

Locality Stoppe d’Arca, 46 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 360767
www.ilsaracino.it
info@ilsaracino.it

Agriturismo La Castagneta

S. Donnino, 253 – Locality Palazzo del Pero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 8676496

Agriturismo La Fabbrica

Via S. Maria alla Rassinata, 46 – Locality Palazzo del Pero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 319012

Agriturismo La Vialla

Via di Meliciano, 26 – Locality Meliciano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 477811

Agriturismo Le 3 Rose

Via Libbia, 22/E – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361208
www.le3rose.it
info@le3rose.it

Agriturismo Le Tre Querce

Muciafora, 12 – Locality Giovi – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 362477
Services: swimming pool

Agriturismo Lo Spicchio Casa Vittoria

Locality Cincelli, 36 – Arezzo (AR)
vittoria.petru@tin.it
Tel. +39 0575 965090

Agriturismo Magnanini Massimo

Via Fontebranda, 47 – Locality La Cella – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 27627
agriturismo.magnaninimassimo@gmail.it

Agriturismo Podere delle Querci

Poggio Ciliegio, 37 – Locality Vitiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 347 8025980
podere.querci@libero.it

Agriturismo Rancaccio

Locality Pieve a Ranco, 12 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365231
www.rancaccio.com
rancaccio@gmail.com

Agriturismo Relais La Torre

Locality Chiassa Superiore, 360 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 040067
info@relaislatorre.it

Agriturismo Tenuta di Vitiano

Via dei Rossi, 93 – Locality Vitiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 603128
www.tenutadivitiano.com
info@tenutadivitiano.com

Agriturismo Val di Colle

Via Scopeto, 22 – Locality Bagnoro – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365167
valdicolle@tin.it

Agriturismo Villa Cilnia

Via Montoncello, 27 – Locality Bagnoro – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365017
villacilnia@interfree.it

Agriturismo Villa Morelli

Locality Molinelli, 38 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 371507
info@villamorelli.it

Agriturismo Villa Toppole

Badia San Veriano, 12 – Locality Molin Nuovo – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 916909
www.villatoppole.it
info@villatoppole.it

Agriturismo Villa Vivarelli

Via dei Rossi, 92 – Locality Vitiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 22085
www.villavivarelli.com
villavivarelli@hotmail.com

Bed and Breakfast

B&B A Casa Tua

Via Montale, 85 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 3291774790
simone-alessio@libero.it

B&B Al Settimo Cielo

Locality Guido Monaco, 92 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 339 8723721
www.alsettimocielo.it
fstatuti@hotmail.it

B&B Antiche Mura

Via Piaggia del Murello, 35 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 20410
www.antichemura.info
info@antichemura.info

B&B Antico Podere di Pomaio

Locality Pomaio, 19 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 371400
www.pomaio.it
info@pomaio.it

B&B Caffelatte

Via Pescioni, 48 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 339 2483363

B&B Campo di Fiore

Via Sassaia di Rigutino, 23/24 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 97355
www.campodifiore.it
campodifiore@yahoo.it

B&B Casale Marilian

Via Chiari, 22/A – Molin Bianco – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 333 3471020
www.casalemarilian.it
info@casalemarilian.it

B&B Casalea

Locality San Polo, 35/N – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 315283
tonimorena@ntc.it

B&B Cavalli

Via Rossini, 18 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 381838 +39 349 6306741
info@gruppocavalli.it

B&B Dolce Etruria

Via Benedetto Croce, 26 – Locality Pescaiola – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 352437
www.dolceetruria.it
dolce.etruria@virgilio.it

B&B Domus Aurorae

Scopeto, 8 – Locality Pieve al Bagnoro – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 339 4505962
domus.aurorae@alice.it

B&B Giusy

Via di Meliciano, 21 – Locality Meliciano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 328 7421033
www.giusybb.it
info@giusybb.it

B&B Il Giglio d’Oro

Via Piero della Francesca, 35 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 392 5421836
www.gigliodoro.com
info@gigliodoro.com

B&B Il Glicine

Pozzo Nuovo, 37 – Locality Patrignone – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 321264
www.ilglicinebedandbreakfast.it
il-glicine@hotmail.it

B&B Il Pionta

Via Masaccio, 32/B – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 349 0556875

B&B La Casa di Elide

Via Alessandro Dal Borro, 51/D – Locality Pescaiola – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 3387355
grujon.dorothee@libero.it

B&B La Chimera

Via del Saracino, 8 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 354105/ +39 338 5813661
www.beblachimera.com
info@beblachimera.com

B&B La Tabaccaia

Via Molin Bianco, 8 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 8942998
www.latabaccaia.com
info@latabaccaia.com

B&B La Terrazza

Via Guido Monaco, 25 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 28387
laterrazza@lycos.it

B&B La Torre

Locality Chiassa Superiore, 360 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361722

B&B La Traccia

Via Crispi, 33 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 1653648
pfonnesu@hotmail.it

B&B Le Cannucce

Locality Il Torrino, 10 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 328 6654707
buck@lecannucce.com

B&B Le Mura

Via Tarlati, 97 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 1012216
bblemura@libero.it

B&B Loriana

Via Libia, 9 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 335 1278331

B&B Nonna Beppa

Via G. Pascoli, 12 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 033 5257105
nonnabeppa@yahoo.it

B&B Ortali Country

Via Ortali, 550 – Quarata – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 364705
www.ortali.it
info@ortali.it

B&B Petrarca

Via Vittorio Veneto, 101 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 942196
www.bebpetrarca.it
info@bebpetrarca.it

B&B Rasenna

Locality Antria, 32/C – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 347 7755822
info@rasennaintuscany.com

B&B San Martino

Via Piaggia S. Martino, 7 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 27788
info@riccardomisesti.com

B&B Soft Arezzo

Vicolo del Marcianello, 27 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 451207
g.chiaretti@katamail.com

B&B Villa Tacco

Podere La Casina, 285 – Locality Quarata – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 364476
dicocco73@yahoo.co.jp

B&B Ca’ de Cio

Locality Stradone di Ca’ de Cio, 90 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 320542
enrichetta.vecchiettipoltri@poste.it

B&B Casa Bidini

Via Pescioni, 54 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 347 1000930
www.casabidini.com
info@casabidini.com

B&B Casa di Sasso

Locality San Marco Villalba, 40/G – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365235
www.casadisasso.it
info@casadisasso.it

B&B Casa Livenza

Via Orciolaia, 14 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 355252
info@casalivenza.it

B&B Elda Country House

Locality Chiassa Superiore, 224 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361768
eldacountryhouse@tiscali.it

B&B Francesco Redi

Via Francesco Redi, 3/G – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 350198
omeromugnai@francescoredi.com

B&B I Due Cedri

Via Poggio Bracciolini, 1 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 26735
iduecedri@fastwebnet.it

B&B Il Murello

Via Piaggia di Murello, 17 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 1851500
chiccobeni@yahoo.it

B&B L’Olivo

Locality Antria, 45 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 489581
rodgiova@alice.it

B&B La Casa del Ginko

Locality Ceciliano, 52/A – Arezzo (AR)
info@lacasadelginko.it
Tel. +39 0575 320234

B&B La Fontanella

Locality Ponte Alla Nave, 16 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 998821
la-fontanella@libero.it

B&B Maison Nardone

Via Cavour, 133 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 350240

B&B Orto di Coriolano

Locality Cincelli, 22 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 364249
ortodicoriolano.gm@gmail.com

B&B San Lorentino House

Locality Marco Perennio, 67/A – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 1611286
www.sanlorentinohouse.com
info@sanlorentinohouse.com

B&B Santo Spirito

Via Ticino, 3 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 340 1402679
santospirito1@supereva.it

B&B Sassoverde

Via Sassoverde, 13 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 080408
www.sassoverde.it
sassoverde.arezzo@gmail.com

B&B Villa Il Melo

Via Cerfone, 21 – Locality Palazzo del Pero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 080574
stefania@villailmelo.it

Residence

Casa vacanze Antica Dimora Borgunto

Via Borgunto, 15 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 335 5849643
info@anticadimoraborgunto.it

Casa vacanze Antica Pieve

Strada vicinale Gambreggia , 176 – Locality Vitiano –  52040 Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 979658  /  +39 3384880964
www.ristoranteanticapieve.eu
info@ristoranteanticapieve.eu
Services: the rooms are located in a building of Roman origin

Casa vacanze I due Gigli

Via Cavour, 170 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 8661934
www.iduegigli.it
info@iduegigli.it

Casa vacanze La Locanda di Giulia

Scopetone, 31 – Locality Fonte di Scala – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0577 360002
www.lalocandadigiulia.it
info@lalocandadigiulia.it

Casa vacanze Resort il Vignale

Locality Vignale, 18/D – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 966396
www.resortilvignale.it
info@resortilvignale.it

Casa vacanze Villa Rossi Mattei

Via Castelsecco, 11 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 3934921
www.villarossimattei.com
masieri@villarossimattei.com

Casa vacanze Foresteria I Pratacci

Via Edison, 25 – Locality Pratacci – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 383338
www.foresteria.com
info@foresteriaarezzo.com

Casa vacanze Foresteria San Pier Piccolo

Via Bicchieraia, 32 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 324219
info@foresteriasanpierpiccolo.it

Casa vacanze Antica Villa

Via Fondaccio, 235 – Locality Vitiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 345 0511611
www.casevacanzeanticavilla.it
info@residenceanticvilla.it

Casa vacanze Arezzo Resort

Via Poggio Mondo, 12 – Locality Staggiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 360175
www.resort.it
info@arezzoresort.it

Casa vacanze Borgo di Usciano

Località Usciano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 369504
www.borgodusciano.it
info@anticoborgodusciano.it

Casa vacanze Ca’ de Marce

Stoppe Darca, 56 – Locality La Giostra – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 075 8520045
www.cademarce.it
info@cademarce.it

Casa vacanze Malatesti

Locality Pieve a Quarto, 31 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 333 3783356

Casa vacanze Teresa

Via Pescaia, 5 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 333 1126889
teresa.grani@alice.it

Casa vacanze Via Fiorentina

Via Fiorentina, 45 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 302585
giannottistefano63@libero.it

Casa vacanze Cascina Girallargo

Locality Capanne, 57/C – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 339 3425459
cascinagirallargo.weebly.com
cascinagirallargo@gmail.com

Casa vacanze Holiday House Orti Redi

Via Francesco Redi, 17 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 335 7243135
stefano@studiorossi2003.it

Casa vacanze Il Boschetto

Locality Libbia, 50 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 361072
ilboschetto.ar@gmail.com

Casa vacanze Il Mandorlo

Locality Monastero – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 339 4110871
info@alunnoemarcantoni.it

Casa vacanze Il Pascione

Via Sette Ponti, 404 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 356128/ +39 334 9557291
www.ilpascione.it
info@ilpascione.it

Casa vacanze Il Rocolo

Locality Pratignone – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 321361
ilrocolo@alice.it

Casa vacanze La Corte del Re

Via Borgunto, 5 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 401603
www.lacortedelre.com
info@lacortedelre.com

Casa vacanze La Scuderia

Via dei Mori, 52 – Locality San Zeno – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 998776
www.la-scuderia.it
info.la-scuderia.it

Casa vacanze La Sosta

Piazza Guido Monaco, 10 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 1823018
info@lasosta-arezzo.it

Casa vacanze Le Gagliarde

Via delle Gagliarde, 17 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 040680
www.residencelegagliarde.com
info@residencelegagliarde.com

Casa vacanze Palazzo del Pero

Locality Palazzo del Pero, 61 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 393 0473632

Casa vacanze Villa Luce

Locality S. Firenze, 20/21 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 335 6745074
servizi: parcheggio

Casa vacanze Villa Rossi Mattei

Via Castelsecco, 11 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 3934921
lilianamasieri@hotmail.it

Casa vacanze Villamato Centro Benessere

Locality Antria, 32/B – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 338 4810068
info@villamato.it

Casa vacanze Villa Burali

Strada Statale 71 – Locality Policiano – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 979045
www.villaburali.it
info@villaburali.it

Residence Le Corniole

Viale Michelangelo, 142 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 3730214
www.lecorniole.it
info@lecorniole.it

Historic houses

Residenza Antico Borgo Frosini

Via Pratantico, 57 – Locality Pratantico – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 368216
www.anticoborgofrosini.com
borgofrosini@gmail.com
Services: swimming pool

Residenza Dimora De’ Medici

Via Cavour, 105 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 357322

Residenza Villa Guadagni Cappelli

Locality Borgo a Giovi, 57 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 403443
www.borgoagiovi.it
info@borgoagiovi.it

Residenza Villa I Bossi

Locality Gragnone 44/46 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 365642
www.villaibossi.com
villaibossi@gmail.com

Camping

Campeggio Le Ginestre

Locality Ruscello, 100 – Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 363566
www.campingleginestre.it

Where to eat in Arezzo

Castello di Valenzano Restaurant

Castello di Valenzano – castle, restaurant and wedding

Address: Locality Valenzano, 97 – Subbiano (AR)
Phone: +39 0575 487294
Website: www.castellodivalenzano.it
Email: info@castellodivalenzano.it

Services: elegant rooms, bar, restaurant, buffet breakfast, conference room, parking free, park, garden, terrace, wi-fi, swimming pool at 2km, horse riding 5km, tennis court 10km, golf course 20km

Castello di Valenzano is just a few minutes from Arezzo in the municipality of Subbiano. Set in a beautiful valley near the park of Foreste Casentinesi, it is a home of millenary origins dating to the 9th century, although it suffered several restorations and renovations over the centuries. The castle hosts a cozy residence and an elegant restaurant for weddings, events and meetings.

RESTAURANT

Services: Buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner, banquet, historical dinner, catering – open all year round

The heart of the castle is the restaurant, characterized by typical Tuscan cuisine, but enlivened by chef Simone Brodoloni and his collaborators who select monthly recipes for their creation, revisiting traditional dishes of traditional cuisine. All the pasta served in the restaurant is made directly in the kitchen of the castle, with the highest quality products. Only fresh and seasonal products are used. There are always dishes prepared for people intolerant to gluten and their own products (pasta, bread, …).

In the summer, the construction of a vegetable garden inside the castle walls allows “working” directly grown products (tomatoes, aubergines, cucumbers, peppers, salads, …) without the use of chemicals and in full respect of nature. In addition, the use of the Chianina breed and the choice of different types of meat, from white to sheep, through gambling, offer customers a rich variety of dishes. The cost of the dishes ranges from 10.00 to 18.00 euros.

WEDDING and EVENTS

Services: Reception, dressing-room, music, on-site ceremony, ballroom, bridal suite, terrace, catering service

Wedding at Valenzano Castle is like getting into a fairy tale. In fact there is a consecrated church inside the walls of the castle where, with the necessary permission of the competent diocese, religious functions such as baptisms, weddings, etc. can be celebrated … The square opposite the main facade, the cloister, the church, salons and park are special places for photographs of event memories. . Depending on the needs and the numbers of participants, bridal lunch is served in one of the large salons, which can accommodate up to 300 people.

The Bridal Suite is free for the first night of wedding. The rooms used for weddings can accommodate any other event such as meetings, conventions, fashion shows, product presentations.


WHERE FIND US

Restaurant

Ristorante Locanda  Antica Pieve

Strada vicinale Gambreggia , 176 – Locality Vitiano –  52040 Arezzo (AR)
Tel. +39 0575 979658  /  +39 3384880964
www.ristoranteanticapieve.eu
info@ristoranteanticapieve.eu
Services: traditional Tuscan cuisine, extensive and impressive wine cellar, pizzeria, terrace.