Arezzo, Tuscany - what to see and where to stay in Arezzo




Arezzo - main sights and vacation accommodation

Arezzo is an attractive town located high on a hill above the upper reaches of the River Arno in eastern Tuscany. The cathedral, the town hall, the Medici Fortress and numerous other architecturally interesting structures are in the ancient higher area of Arezzo. The main streets lead outwards from the piazza towards the city gates. The old part of Arezzo maintains its mediaeval appearance and is host to an annual medieaval festival called the Joust of the Saracens (Giostra del Saracino). Knights on horseback representing different areas of the town charge at a wooden target attached to a carving of a Saracen king and score points according to accuracy. Large numbers of Arezzo’s inhabitants dress up in mediaeval costume for this event.

Worth an extended visit. More about Arezzo.

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Full day private minibus transport to Cortona and Arezzo from Florence and Chianti

Maurizio Manuelli offers full day private minibus transport for your group of up to 8 persons going to Cortona and Arezzo, or to ArezzoSansepolcro and Anghiari beginning at and returning to your vacation accommodation in Florence or the Chianti Classico area. Convenience and comfort with your own driver and air-conditioned minibusMore about minibus tours to Arezzo.

Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.