Things to see and do - Arezzo
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Arezzo Travel guide
Arezzo : Michelin's recommendations
Known since Antiquity for its Arezzo vases, this was the birthplace of the renowned patron of the arts, Maecenas. The town’s famous citizens include artists such as the monk Guido d'Arezzo, inventor of the modern musical scale; the writers Petrarch andAretino; and the painter-sculptor-architect Giorgio Vasari. However, Arezzo owes its reputation as an important art centre to Piero della Francesca and his magnificent frescoes in San Francesco church.
Tourist attractions Arezzo : Things to see and do
P.za San-Francesco I - 52100 Arezzo
Painted on the walls of the chancel of the basilica (typical in Gothic Franciscan churches), these frescoes are considered a milestone in Tuscan Renaissance painting. Illustrating the Legend of the True Cross, as related by Jacobus de Voragine, these..
v. San-Lorentino 8 I - 52100 Arezzo
This collection set up in the palace of Bruni-Ciocchi is made up of sculptures, gold and silver ware and paintings from the Middle ages - 19C by artists such as Guido da Siena, Luca Signorelli, Andrea Della Robbia, Vasari and representing the 19C the..
Piazza-Grande I - 52100 Arezzo
This square is surrounded by medieval houses with crenelated towers, the Romanesque apse of Santa Maria della Pieve church, Gothic and Renaissance palaces (like the palace of the lay brotherhood or palace of the Loggia, by Vasari). Here, many stooges..
Piazza Guido Monaco 7 I - 52100 Arezzo
Offering a furnished rooftop terrace overlooking the historic centre, Hotel Continentale is just 250 metres from Arezzo Railway Station and 5 minutes' walk from the Basilica of San Francesco. The Continentale Hotel has been fully refurbished both in..
Via Fiorentina 4 I - 52100 Arezzo
Prix Prices from : 68 €
Arezzo's Hotel Minerva offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with a satellite TV with Sky channels, a fitness centre, and a traditional restaurant. Located just outside the city centre, it is a 15-minute walk from the Cathedral. The Minerva restau..
Via Marco Perennio 56 I - 52100 Arezzo
Prix Prices from : 29 €
Just a 10-minute walk from Arezzo’s historic centre, the family-run Hotel La Toscana features a relaxing garden. It offers classically furnished rooms with a flat-screen TV. These rooms have tiled floors, a work desk and either a private or shared b..
piazza Sant'Agostino 16 I - 52100 Arezzo
A contemporary-style restaurant with a few typical rustic features. Modern cuisine takes pride of place on the menu with Japanese specialities also available in the evening.
piazza San Francesco 7 I - 52100 Arezzo
Close to the Basilica di San Francesco, this restaurant flaunts an original look: the floor is part wood, part resin, not to mention the 1960s swivel chairs and others of Danish design! A glass wall allows you to glimpse the work in the kitchen. Serv..
via Fleming 39 I - 52100 Arezzo
Via Loc. Battifolle 36/T I - 52100 Arezzo
via Fiorentina 4 I - 52100 Arezzo
via Einstein 4 I - 52100 Arezzo
piazza Giovi 25 I - 52100 Giovi
Find several small dining rooms in this restaurant that was fully renovated a few years ago. It serves traditional local specialities - make sure you try the anguilla al tegamaccio (eel). There is also a rotisserie serving take-away dishes.