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Arezzo: explore the city with poggio del Drago!

By |2024-05-13T14:34:40+02:00May 13th, 2024|Around Us, Tourist Informations|

Arezzo, in the heart of Tuscany, is a city with Etruscan roots and a rich history ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Through a one-day itinerary, you can discover architectural wonders such as the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Donato, which houses priceless works of art such as "La Maddalena" by Piero della Francesca. The Basilica of St. Francis is famous for its frescoes of "The Legend of the True Cross," while the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art offers an artistic overview from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Significant areas also include the birthplace of Francesco Petrarca and the House Museum of Giorgio Vasari. Piazza Grande, the heart of Arezzo's social life, hosts historic events such as the Saracen Joust. Concluding with Prato Park, Arezzo offers a complete immersion in Tuscan history, art and culture.

Basilica of St. Francis in Arezzo: A Treasure for the City.

By |2024-04-26T11:39:46+02:00January 25th, 2024|Around Us, Tourist Informations|

The Basilica of St. Francis in Arezzo, an emblematic place of history, art and spirituality, is known for its unfinished facade and the artistic treasure inside. Prominent among its works is the fresco cycle "The Story of the True Cross" by Piero della Francesca, located in the Bacci Chapel. Begun in 1290, the construction reflects the Romanesque architecture of the time, although the facade remained unfinished due to lack of funds. Despite periods of neglect and damage, the basilica has been restored and now shows its interiors enhanced, testifying to its cultural and historical importance for Arezzo and its visitors.

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