Piazza Grande


This lopsided and steeply sloping piazza is overlooked at its upper end by the porticoes of the Palazzo delle Logge Vasariane, completed in 1573. Construction of the churchlike Palazzo della Fraternità dei Laici in the northwest corner commenced in 1375 in the Gothic style and was completed after the onset of the Renaissance. The piazza is the hub of the city's famous antiques fair, which is held on the first Sunday and preceding Saturday of each month.

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1. Palazzo della Fraternità dei Laici

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Construction of this palazzo commenced in 1375 in the Gothic style and finished in the late 1550s after the onset of the Renaissance. Delve into its small…

3. Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve

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This 12th-century church – Arezzo's oldest – has an exotic Romanesque arcaded facade adorned with carved columns, each individually decorated. Above the…

4. Casa Museo di Ivan Bruschi

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Ivan Bruschi, a wealthy antiques dealer, restored 13th-century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo in the 1960s. After his death, the palazzo (mansion) became…

6. RICERCA Restoration Studio


Art lovers will adore visiting this conservation laboratory. The base of Art Angels Arezzo (www.artangelsarezzo.org), a group of professional art…

7. Fortezza Medicea

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Up high to the southeast of Duomo di Arezzo, across the peaceful gardens of the Passeggio del Prato, rears the Fortezza Medicea, built between 1538 and…

8. Cappella Bacci

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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…