Supported by the extraordinary geographical position in the center of Italy and four strategic valleys, Arezzo is the Province Capital more ancient than the whole Tuscany.
Powerful Lucumonia of the Etruscan “Decapolis”, Roman municipium country of Gaio Cilnio Mecenate, flourishing and cultured thirteenth-century fortress, Arezzo is known all over the world for the towers, the churches, the buildings and the walls that contain immortal artistic beauties.
Inside the Basilica of San Francesco are preserved the famous Piero della Francesca’ frescos of the “Legend of the True Cross” cicle, according to the art-reviewers the most beautiful artwork of every time after the Gioconda of Leonardo da Vinci.
Also absolutely to visit: the Crucifix of Cimabue in St. Domenico, the astonishing Pieve of Santa Maria with frescos of Lorenzetti, the Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheater with Museum inside, the Medicean Fortress, the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Vasarian Porticos, the House of Francesco Petrarca and the numerous medieval buildings that stud the Historical Center.
But in the heart of every “Aretino” there is Piazza Grande, the magnificent central medieval square surrounded by towers and buildings of incomparable beauty: here Arezzo, twice the year, rediscovers the medieval soul, during the unforgettable “Giostra del Saracino“, the famous chivalrous tournament in which the 4 districts of the city, called “Quartieri“, are measured in an exciting and intrepid challenge for the conquest of the “Golden Lance.”