Arezzo is a jewel set in the Tuscan hills and it is packed with attractions. Follow our little guide to choose What to See in a Day to fully learn about this city’s art, history and life.
Arezzo is one of Italy’s most fascinating tourist destinations. It is rich with art works from some of the world’s greatest cultural masters such as the Basilica of Saint Francis and the Cathedral where you can admire works by Piero della Francesca like the Madonna del Parto, one of Tuscany’s most significant art treasures, as well as the fresco cycle of the Legend of the True Cross. The famous Crucifix by Cimabue can instead be seen at Palazzo delle Logge.
The Medici Fortress is also an unmissable experience. It is an imposing 16th-century fortified castle built on a hill overlooking the city which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
A day strolling along the quaint streets of the the old town, visiting the artisan shops, cafes and restaurants (be sure to try acquatta and potato tortelli!) will allow you to to savor Arezzo’s way of life in all of its most genuine variations. While you are there, you must discover the goldsmith district (the largest in Italy) and admire the masters working on their sparkling creations.