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Arezzo

Arezzo is a city with extremely ancient origins: it was an important centre under the Etruscans and then the Romans. It still has all of the appeal of its illustrious past and its main monuments are enriched by the works of great medieval and Renaissance artists, such as Cimabue, Piero della Francesca, Andrea della Robbia and Giorgio Vasari.

It was the birthplace of such distinguished figures as Petrarch and Michelangelo Buonarroti. Today, the local people express their creativity through the ancient flavours of cuisine, high-quality craftsmanship and the goldsmithing experience for which Arezzo is famous across the globe.

The unmissable sights include Piazza San Francesco and the church of the same name. The former was used as a location for several scenes in Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning film “Life is Beautiful”. Another essential place to visit is the remarkable, sloping Piazza Vasari. Alongside it is Palazzo delle Logge, which was designed by Giorgio Vasari and has a grandiose structure that is reminiscent of another masterpiece by the same architect: the Uffizi complex in Florence.