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  • 1 Piero della Francesca Frescoes (Basilica di San Francesco) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza 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..

  • 2 Piazza Grande Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Santa Maria della Pieve Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Corso Italia 7 I - 52100 Arezzo

    This Romanesque Church topped by the campanile of "a hundred holes" (a name justified by its 40 gemeled windows), has a Pisan-style façade. You are sure to admire the symbols of the twelve months of the year that decorate the archivolt of t..

  • 4 Museum of Medieval and Modern Art Interesting

    Museums and art

    Via 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..

  • 5 Via dei Pileati (Pileati Street)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via dei Pileati I - 52100 Arezzo

    Running parallel to the façade of church Santa Maria della Pieve, this street bordered by palaces (such as Pretorio palace, which is decorated with the coats of arms of governors), Gothic towers and old houses is most charming.

  • 6 Basilica of San Francesco

    Religious buildings

    Piazza del Duomo I - 52100 Arezzo

    Whilst the façade is Neo-Gothic, most of the building was constructed between 1278 and 1511, boasting a pretty Romanesque-Gothic portal. Inside there are many beautiful artworks, but the ones that stand out include the stained glass windows by Guilla..

  • 7 Saint-Dominic's church

    Religious buildings

    Via di Sassoverde 59 I - 52100 Arezzo

    This 13C Gothic style church has an asymmetrical façade and accommodates frescoes from the Duccio and Spinello Aretino schools. The admirable Crucifix by Cimabue dominating the high altar is certain to command your attention - A work heavily influenc..

  • 8 Casa del Vasari (Vasari's house)

    Museums and art

    Via XX-Settembre 55 I - 52100 Arezzo

    Painter, sculptor, architect and writer Giorgio Vasari born at Arezzo in 1511, was a rounded artist typical of the Renaissance... In 1540, he decorated the house with paintings by Tuscan Mannerists.

  • 9 Archaeolgical Museum (archaeological museum)

    Museums and art

    Via Margaritone 10 I - 52100 Arezzo

    This museum beside the Roman Amphitheatre accommodates collections of Roman and Etruscan statuettes in bronze dating from the 6-3BC, Greek vases and ceramics from the Hellenic and Roman ages.

  • 10 Santa Maria delle Grazie

    Religious buildings

    Via Santa-Maria-delle-Grazie 1 I - 52100 Arezzo

    In front of the church rises a graceful portico by the Florentine, Benedetto da Maiano (15C). The interior accommodates a marble retable by Andrea della Robbia, which frames a Virgin of the Misericord by Parri di Spinello.

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