Museo Archeologico Nazionale 'Gaio Cilnio Mecenate'
Basilica di San Francesco
This chapel, in the apse of 14th-century Basilica di San Francesco , safeguards one of Italian art's greatest works: Piero della...
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve
This 12th-century church – Arezzo's oldest – has an exotic Romanesque arcaded facade adorned with carved columns, each uniquely...
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...
Tucked away from Arezzo's churches and museums, this much-loved trattoria is particularly cosy in winter when its vaulted, red-brick...
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale 'Gaio Cilnio Mecenate' information
Overlooking the remains of a Roman amphitheatre that once seated up to 10,000 spectators, this museum in a 14th-century convent building exhibits Etruscan and Roman artefacts. The highlight is the Cratere di Euphronios, a 6th-century-BC Etruscan vase decorated with vivid scenes showing Hercules in battle. Also of note is an exquisite tiny portrait of a bearded man from the second half of the 3rd century AD, executed in chrysography whereby a fine sheet of gold is engraved then encased between two glass panes.