Surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan hills, some could say that Italy’s hidden historic gem really is Arezzo. Born in the Etruscan era (9th and 2nd centuries BC) and considered one of the most important cities of the time, this ancient city centre plays host to some of Italy’s most beautiful churches, works of art and surrounding countryside. Set on a peak and with a majestic cathedral and medieval fortress, Arezzo offers a wealth of cultural pursuits and many unmissable local trattoria, not to mention its enviable location on Italy’s ‘fashion highway’ where you will find the likes of Prada and Gucci at your fingertips. Located close to Florence, Pisa and Rome and easily reachable by the main public transport hubs, its central location on the Italian peninsula makes it a perfect pit-stop on your Italian road trip.
Il Borro Relais Chateau | Località Borro 1 – 52024 Loro Ciuffenna AR
Owned by the Ferragamo family, Il Borro features antique splendour from bygone times. Here you will find private luxury villas, restored country houses and cosy apartments which offer exclusive accommodation in this green, peaceful corner of Tuscany.
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Logge Vasari | Piazza Grande 19 – 52100 Arezzo
Recognised by the distinguished Accademia Italiana Gastronomia Storica as ‘The Best Restaurant in Italy’, Logge Vasari started out as a simple local trattoria before moving into the realms of fine dining. Today this restaurant welcomes a host of notable names and prepares high end traditional dishes in the heart of the historic city centre.
Caffè dei Costanti | Piazza San Francesco 19-20 – 52100 Arezzo
Dating back to 1804, Caffè dei Costanti is considered as a steadfast feature of the ancient city centre. It is an iconic restaurant and café and once the classic destination for noble families and intellectuals of the city who met at the café to discuss literature and politics.
Without doubt the most popular and perhaps fascinating square in town, Piazza Grande is located behind the Romanic church (1200 AC) of Santa Maria della Pieve. It is now the location of the majestic Giostra del Saracino; a Medieval tournament held twice a year in June and September.
Built between the 13th and 16th centuries, this majestic Gothic style Cathedral overlooks the town from the top of the hill.
Located next to the Cathedral and set in a beautiful park, the impending Medieval Fortress is one of the most famous examples of XVI century military architecture in Europe and it has recently reopened to the public after a long renovation process which restored much of its original beauty.
November 17th 2016