Top Choice Museum in Arezzo

Museo Archeologico Nazionale 'Gaio Cilnio Mecenate'

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 Euphron…
Top Choice Church in Arezzo

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 decorated. Above the central doorway are 13th-century carved reliefs called Cyclo dei M…
Top Choice Church in Arezzo

Cappella Bacci

This chapel, in the apse of 14th-century Basilica di San Francesco, safeguards one of Italian art's greatest works: Piero della Francesca's fresco cycle of the Legend of the True Cross. Painted between 1452 and 1466…
Top Choice Cathedral in Arezzo

Duomo di Arezzo

Construction started in the 13th century but Arezzo's cathedral wasn't completed until the 15th century. In the northeast corner, left of the intricately carved main altar, is an exquisite fresco of Mary Magdalene (…
Museum in Arezzo

Museo di Casa Vasari

Built and sumptuously decorated by Arezzo-born painter, architect and art historian Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), this museum is where Vasari lived and worked, and where the original manuscript of his Lives of the Most …
Museum in Arezzo

Casa Museo di Ivan Bruschi

Ivan Bruschi, a wealthy antiques dealer, restored 13th-century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo in the 1960s. After his death, the Palazzo became a house-museum showcasing Bruschi's eclectic personal collection of fu…
Piazza in Arezzo

Piazza Grande

This lopsided and steeply sloping piazza is overlooked at its upper end by the porticos of the Palazzo delle Logge Vasariane, completed in 1573. The church-like Palazzo della Fraternità dei Laici in the northwest co…
Fortress in Arezzo

Fortezza Medicea

Up high to the southeast of the cathedral, across the peaceful gardens of the Passeggio del Prato, rears the Fortezza Medicea, completed in 1560 and offering grand views of the town and surrounding countryside.
Palace in Arezzo

Palazzo della Fraternità dei Laici

This palazzo, with its churchlike facade, was started in 1375 in the Gothic style and finished after the onset of the Renaissance.
Palace in Arezzo

Palazzo delle Logge Vasariane

Cobbled Piazza Grande is overlooked at its upper end by the porticoes of this wonderful palazzo, completed in 1573.