Guided tour of Arezzo


Arezzo: a town of artists

From Giorgio Vasari to Academy Award-Winning actor Roberto Benigni

The expert tour guides of Cortona Tourist Guide will show you the Tuscan town of artists and poets: Arezzo. You will be surprised and fascinated by the magnificent monuments and the huge number of works of art in this city. Arezzo is the city where painter and architect Giorgio Vasari was born, but also the hometown of other illustrious people who distinguished themselves in the fields of music and literature like Guido Monaco and Francesco Petrarca.

While taking a stroll along the city streets and squares you will be surprised in admiring the Cathedral dedicated to San Donato, the city patron saint, as well as the Romanesque Parish Church of Santa Maria, the Churches of San Domenico and San Francesco dating back to the 13th century and the spectacular Piazza Grande where the Joust of Saracino takes place and where Roberto Benigni's movie Life is beautiful was shot.

Those who love antiques and vintage objects cannot miss the Antiques Fair of Arezzo, which is held in the historic center on the first Sunday of every month and on the previous Saturday. Since 1968 it hosts over five hundred antiques exhibitors who sell pieces of furniture, chinas, jewels, glass objects, fabrics, watches, sculptures, paintings, iron and copperware, ornaments and curious items of any kind!