Welcome to holiday in Arezzo
Beautiful city set on a hill in eastern Tuscany, Arezzo is a city rich in art, the visitor has the opportunity to admire the Basilica di San Francesco the extraordinary cycle of frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross painted by Piero della Francesca and the Church of San Domenico , Made a beautiful cross by Cimabue.
Every first Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday, Piazza Grande and the streets around it are home to the Antiques Fair, one of the largest exhibitions of antiques and important at the national level. Certainly not lacking major events and festivals in Arezzo : In the months of June and September, the city comes alive with the most heartfelt celebration of the city, the Giostra del Saracino, a spectacular horse race that has its roots in the Middle Ages.
Historical notes on Arezzo
Arezzo was born in the moment of maximum expansion etrusca towards the north (VI cent. BC). Rose on a small hill, located between the hills of San Peter and St. Donato, in the middle of passes
bound to the north and east (Emilia Romagna) and south (Latium and Umbria).
Because of its location it was the natural center of the farming population scattered in fertile Valdichiana .
It is a city that boasts ancient origins as evidenced by its architecture, one of the major Etruscan cities and a strategic Roman city, and, most important, continued to be inhabited and to be of some importance from its origins to the present day.
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