Points of Interest in Arezzo
Arezzo is a very ancient town, even older than Alexandria in Egypt. It was one of the major Etruscan centers and later it became a Roman strategic town. It was the center of flourishing economic activities and rich in valuable monuments, like the Amphitheater with its remarkable remains. 
In the Middle Ages, Arezzo was a free commune where the interests of the “Ghibellini” often prevailed, in antagonism with the near Florence. After a number of events, it ended up succumbing and became a Florentine dominion (1384). As such, it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany with the rest of Tuscany.
 
Few places in Italy can offer such a great naturalistic and cultural heritage in such a small area. The frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the Duomo are worth a visit to the city. But also the middle of the medieval village witnesses the great seasons of art and architecture of Arezzo. Next to the medieval towers stand the imposing Loggia Vasari, Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici, a combination of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. In the Basilica of San Domenico the painted cross of Cimabue is a remarkable art work. Many other churches and palaces testify, with their stylistic originality, the importance of the town.

Good to know: Piazza Grande, the penultimate Saturday in June and the first Sunday in September, hosts the Giostra del Saracino, a medieval knightly tournament. The same square and a large part of the historical center hosts an ancient fair every first week-end of the month. Bargaining the price is a very fine art for the Aretine traders. It is interesting to get along. Do not miss the Chianina cows, huge beasts with a typical white / black coat, in the countryside around the town.
 

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