A walk through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the city of Arezzo, a shopping trip through the outlets of the biggest names in the Italian and international fashion scene. A bike ride to admire the hills and the nature of the Valdichiana. An afternoon in Cortona to feel the scent of history or a moring in total relaxation at the spas of Rapolano.
Enrich your holiday, discovering the beauty of this corner of Tuscany!
City of ancient origins. The center of Arezzo preserves splendid monuments, churches, palaces and museums. The Basilica of San Francesco is perhaps the most famous church in the city. Inside it preserves the cycle of frescos of The Legend of true Cross by Piero della Francesca, a Renaissance masterpierce of inestimable value. Then you can visit the Piazza Grande with the Logge del Vasari and the apse of the Pieve di Santa Maria which in a beautiful example of romanesque architecture, the Medici Fortress, the Cathedral, the Church of San Domenico with the wooden Crucifix by Cimabue, the Roman Amphitheater with the close Archaelogical Museum.
Giostra del Saracino
The Giostra del Saracino is an important and famous medieval event that place in the city of Arezzo, in Piazza Grande, twim a year: the thiird Saturday of June and the first Sunday of September. The Giostra is an ancient Knightly competition, which has its origins in the Middle Ages and consists of hitting a target, placed on the shield of Buratto, representing a Saracen warrior, with a lance at the end of a fast race on horseback.
The Arezzo Antique Fair is the oldest on the national territory. Since 1968 continuously, every first Sunday of the month and previous Saturday, in Piazza Grande and in the streets of the historic city center, the Fair entertains its visitors with a great variety of objects that make up the historical heritage of our identity, giving to fans and employees at work the pleassure of the “trouvaille”, or the discovery and research og the rare or curious piece.
The powerful Etruscan walls encicle Cortona, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy! To find out more about this majestic ancient civilization, visit also the e xtraordinary tomb called “Melons” for their domed shape and the famous Etruscan Museum MAEC. The city also offers many other attractions: the authentic medieval houses, the Diocesan Museum with the Annunciation of Fra Angelico and the paintings of many artists born in Cortona over the centuries, such as Luca Signorelli and Gino Severini, etc. Cortona is also the stage for important internationa music and cultural festivals (Cortona Mix Festival).
In this land of artisitc, architectural and landscape beauties, fashion could not be missing. A few miles from Villa Vivarelli you can enjoy shopping at affordable prices, thanks to the outlet of Prada in Levanelle, the famous The Mall in Incisa Valdarno and Valdichiana Outlet Village, which offer you the biggest names in the Italian and international fashion scene.