Chiesa di San Domenico
A short detour from the duomo, this church has an unusual, asymmetrical facade and an austere interior dominated by a haunting...
Museo Statale d'Arte Medievale e Moderna
A repository of art from churches in the Arezzo diocese, this time-worn museum is in urgent need of some tender loving care. If it...
Duomo di Arezzo
Though construction started in the 13th century, Arezzo's duomo (cathedral) wasn't completed until the 15th century. In the northeast...
Caffè dei Costanti
Arezzo's oldest and most atmospheric cafe is located directly opposite the Basilica di San Francesco, so it's a perfect coffee stop...
Trattoria del Leone
A perfect example of the trattoria model that is trending in Tuscany today, del Leone is found in a slightly obscure location on some...
Casa Vasari information
Lonely Planet review
Built and sumptuously decorated by the Arezzo-born painter, architect and art historian Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), this small museum is where Vasari lived and worked, and where the original manuscript of his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1550) – still in print under the title The Lives of the Artists – is kept.
The most important room is the Sala della Virtu (Room of Virtue), which he decorated in 1548 while writing LIves . It features episodes in the lives of the most famous painters of antiquity. Vasari's contemporaries were celebrated in the Camera della Fama e delle Art (Room of Fame and Art), where the seven portraits include Michelangelo, Andrea del Sarto and – in a display of hubris – Vasari himself.
Ring the bell to be granted entrance.