Guided tour of the archaeological sites in Arezzo

Arezzo Archaeological Tour

The Etruscan town of Arezzo

From the Amphitheater to the complex of San Cornelio Castelsecco

max 6 hours


entrance ticket to the “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate” National Archaeological Museum

The Arezzo Archaeological Tour organized by Cortona Tourist Guide will make you discover what remains of the ancient Arretium, which was an important Etruscan town governed by a Lucumone and member of the Etruscan League formed by twelve city-states.

This guided tour starts from the Roman Amphitheater built in the 2nd century A.D. and from the adjacent “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate” National Archaeological Museum, which is housed in a former monastery dedicated to San Bernardo. The museum is dedicated to Mecenate, who served as political advisor to Emperor Augustus. It opened in 1823 and has been considerably enlarged over time thanks to the acquisition of several collections and archaeological finds coming from local excavation sites.

The Archaeological Guided Tour of Arezzo may continue upon request towards Piazza San Francesco: here it is possible to see underneath the churchyard some traces of old buildings attributable to an area of the old city.

Finally, it may be possible to visit upon request the imposing archaeological complex of San Cornelio Castelsecco, which is located on a hill a few kilometers away from the city center, in a suitable position to control the people that used to go from Arezzo to the Valtiberina valley, where the remains of a theater-temple used in the 2nd century B.C. but built earlier are still visible.


Half a day (max 3 hours). Upon request it is possible to extend the tour to a full day (max 6 hours).