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Tribunale Arezzo #3 Arezzo is a small and cozy town that has managed to keep its medieval glory tenderly and cover it with wonderful modern tendencies. The most notable place from the historic point of view is Arezzo square. Here is located the local cathedral. The square is used for all most famous social events, festivals and trade fairs. However, when it comes to describing the local life, the best words here will be “measured” and “calm”. You will not find noisy discos or huge trading centers here. The main entertainment for tourists in Arezzo is sightseeing and different excursions.
The most luxurious and prestigious hotel of Arezzo is Villa Poggio Patrignone Arezzo. It’s set in a pretty villa built in 1915. The place is surrounded by a lush garden with old trees. … Open
Art connoisseurs can visit galleries and museums, there are exhibited the works of famous Italian sculptors and painters. The town is full of ancient castles and churches that can be called real examples of medieval architecture. Active rest fans will definitely enjoy visiting several sports complexes or play on one of football fields, golf fields or tennis courts. Both locals and visitors enjoy using bicycles in Arezzo as using them you can reach any part of the town. This is possible because the streets of Arezzo are not full of transport and cars.
Gourmet tourists will surely enjoy visiting multiple restaurants that serve food from all parts of the world. Here you will be served best Italian delicatessens and deserts, while people, who enjoy exotic cuisine, will find what they like in Thai or Indian restaurants. While taking a walk in Arezzo suburbs, you can see olive groves, vineyards and rural zones. Don’t forget to participate in an excursion to one of local wineries or olive farms. You can also visit wine cellars, where is stored so called “holy” wine used in churches. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Many popular hotels of Arezzo are set in restored historic buildings, thus former has managed to preserve unique atmosphere of the past centuries. Luxurious Hotel Continentale is in a couple … Open
Among the preserved ancient churches in the city, Santa Maria del la Pieve deserves special attention. This beautiful church was built in the 12th century, with part of its original design elements miraculously preserved to this day. In the church you can see some beautiful ancient frescoes, which were created by the works of masters of the Giotto school. Also there remains a lot of beautiful bas-reliefs, as well as the polyptych, worked by a famous painter Pietro Lorenzetti in 1320. 
. While walking around the city you can see many wonderful ancient palaces, including the Palazzo Pretorio. It was built in the 15th century, and in the 16th century underwent a full-scale reconstruction. For many years this palace housed the head of the city administration, and now a municipal library occupies the luxurious historic building. Beautiful palace has almost completely retained pristine facade, which is decorated with bas-reliefs and crests. 
Arezzo is a perfect place for romantic vacations, which can be arranged in hotels of different categories. One of the most romantic places in the city is a modest hotel BibiArezzo. Each of … Open
One most interesting cultural institutions of Arezzo is considered to be the Archaeological Museum. It is located in the old building of the Benedictine monastery, which was founded in the 15th century. Earlier is this place was located an ancient amphitheatre, the fragments of which today form part of the monastery exhibition. Within the walls of the museum there is an interesting collection of ancient artefacts, including Roman and Etruscan sculptures, as well as beautiful antique vases. All of these findings have been discovered by researchers directly in the city and in its surroundings. 
Tribunale Arezzo #1 Those who like to a take a stroll along the picturesque places will find it interesting to visit the park in Prato, it is one of the oldest parks in the city. The park is located on the top of the hill, and there are some excellent viewing platforms on its territory. There you can walk for hours, admiring the beautiful old trees, as well as make great panoramic pictures of the city. 
Valdichiana Outlet Village is the most popular outlet in Arezzo, where your favourite brand clothes is available with big discounts at any time of the year. The outlet presents clothing … Open
Typically, this historic park is considered as a single complex with a nearby Medici fortress. It was built in the 16th century and for centuries served as a reliable protection of the city. This fortress is well preserved to this day, with some very interesting exciting tours being shown around it, during which you can see the many hidden places of fortifications.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Arezzo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Rondini' Arezzo), 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortezza Medicea' Arezzo, 2.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castelsecco' Arezzo, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castelnuovo di Subbiano' , 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Pieve a Ranco' Arezzo, 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Arezzo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini' , 115.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Arezzo and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo statale d arte medievale e moderna' Arezzo, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Pinacoteca Comunale' Sansepolcro, 25.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Arezzo from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Old Town of San Gimignano

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
On the territory of the historical centre you also can find some marvellous palaces. One of them is the Communal Palace, which was built in the first part of the 14th century. Nowadays it is a home for an outstanding art gallery. Gamucci Palace and Ficarelli Palace have placed in their halls the items from the main city museum. Experienced tourists try to visit San Gimignano at last weekends of July for the traditional art festival. … Read further

San Gimignano

From the series “The Last City-Fortresses Survived to This Day”
Apart from the old buildings in the town were saved many old squares. One of the most beautiful is the Piazza del Cisterna Square. Next to the Piazza del Duomo Square there are a lot of outstanding buildings. The wonderful Popolo Palace is one of them. It is dated from the end of the 13th century. In our time the old city is known for its variety of unique museums and cultural venues. San Gimignano Museum has placed in two marvellous palaces. This museum is the largest in the town. The exposition is placed in 10 galleries. The most outstanding item of the museum is the reduction of the old town. … Read further

Historic Center of Florence

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Another name of Florence is ”the second Rome”. It has more unique historical things than the Eternal city. The Ufficio Gallery is the oldest European museum in the world. There you can see thousands of beyond price works of art. Visitors can adore wonderful antique full sculptures, Medieval Gobelins and portrait sculptures of Roman Emperors. The gallery’s decoration itself has huge artistic values. … Read further
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