Renowned as one of the wealthiest cities in Tuscany, Arezzo is perched atop a hill at the crossroads of four valleys. With a considerable history and a famed cuisine, holidays to Arezzo are as aesthetically pleasing as they are captivating – enticing both your taste buds and your thirst for knowledge. Although its medieval centre was destroyed during World War Two, Arezzo holidays will still reveal you to a plethora of monuments, landmarks and museums that aid you in delving into its colourful past. With the vibrant city of Florence just a short journey away, this is the ideal spot to base yourself if you’re looking to immerse yourself in that world-famed culture that Italy is renowned for.
Churches and Markets
As with most areas throughout Tuscany, Arezzo is home to an array of religious buildings, with several churches appearing throughout the city. It is well worth heading into the Cathedral during your holidays in Arezzo for its spectacular architecture, and you’ll find some particularly striking stained-glass windows in the Basilica of San Francesco, built in the 14th century. Arezzo is also well known for its regular antiques fairs held in the majestic Piazza Grande. Featured on the first Sunday of each month, you’ll be greeted with over 500 stalls, selling everything from antique furniture to one-off pieces of jewellery – just make sure you keep some room in your suitcase for souvenirs!