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Arezzo is a Tuscan town rich in history, able to offer its visitors a unique atmosphere and beautiful views. Situated along the Via Cassia, has always had an important role in the history of Tuscany. It was founded in pre-Etruscan and has grown in importance to become one of the twelve Etruscan lucumonies.
The symbols of the city are represented by the statue of the goddess Minerva and the Etruscan bronze Chimera, found in the city in the sixteenth century and today, preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Florence. There are many things to see in Arezzo, from museums to churches to the works of art, making unique this city.
In the upper part of the city stands the Duomo of Arezzo, dedicated to San Donato, visible from all sides for its awesome size. Nearby is the Fortezza Medicea, 1500, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view; along with the gardens of the "Prato" is used as a public park.
Always in the upper area you can visit the Church of San Domenico and the House of Vasari. The church is one of the most famous sacred buildings for the presence within it of the Crucifix painted by Cimabue. Vasari's house, which he built in 1540, allows you to see many works created by him and his pupils, distributed over three floors. Another famous house is Petrarca's House, the birthplace of the famous writer.
Further there is Piazza Grande, the oldest square in the city and one of the most beautiful in Italy, made famous by the movie "Life is Beautiful" by Roberto Benigni. The Square, is the home to the monthly Antique Fair and, twice a year, the Giostra del Saracino.
The buildings that line the square are Palazzo Lappoli, Palazzo Casatorre dei Cofani, the Loggiato del Vasari and Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici with the astronomical clock still works.
Still in the square there is the characteristic church of Santa Maria, whose bell tower is said of the 100 holes, for its special processing.
Continuing on Corso d'Italia you get to the city center; here is the Basilica of San Francesco, small church in stones and bricks, famous for Bacci Chapel in which there is a cycle of frescoes of the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca.
Arezzo is a city of art, perhaps less famous of other Tuscan towns, but no less beautiful, so it deserves to be visited.