Arezzo is a city in Tuscany, Italy that was an important Etruscan town.

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Casa di Vignolo

All the floors of this villa are in 'cotto toscano' (original Tuscan tiles) and the walls are the original stones or painted with natural colour. The large living room has an enormous fireplace still working (you can ask for the wood), the beautiful veranda is the original stones and bricks. All the furniture is antique and originally property of the family. The house has four bedrooms which can sleep 7 people : 2 doubles, 1 with two single beds, another one with a single bed. There are 2 bathrooms both with shower.

Hotel Continentale

Piazza Guido Monaco n.7. Operating for more than 50 years. Elegant atmosphere with professional and qualified staff, recently renovated, both outside and inside. The hotel has 73 rooms, three suites, three conference rooms, elegant and spacious living rooms, a lobby bar and a wide breakfast room.

SLEEP   —  +39 0575-20251 —  Map

Enoteca Charleston

An enoteca run by the Mearini family with good selection of wines in eastern Tuscany. Let Stefano or Paolo help you find a bottle - something for dinner or that special occasion - or enjoy wines by the glass. Open for coffee and pastries at breakfast time.

DRINK   —  Via della Chimera 121

Terra di Piero

A very small wine bar with a selection of wines by the glass that change daily and a wider selection of bottles. They also have an assortment of items in a deli case in case you want some antipasti.

Podere il Doccio

Località Cicogna 112 Terranuova Bracciolini. Typical Tuscan farmhouse with pool divided in self-catering apartments. Rates from 50€/night per apartment.

SLEEP   —  +39 3389010271 —  Map

Il Boccon del Re

Just off the Piazza San Francesco this place offers a menu of Tuscan fare and pizzas. Try the Pici or anything with a truffle sauce.

EAT   —  +39 0575 22542 —  Via Carvour 42

Il Saraceno

Great place featuring local Aretine and Tuscan favorites. Good selection of wines. Lots of locals, not so many tourists.

EAT   —  +39-0575 27644 —  Via Mazzini 6

Relais Villa I Bossi B&B

Bed and Breakfast in Tuscany, in a relais with a beautiful and quiet Italian-style gardens with two swimming pool.

SLEEP   —  +39 0575 365642 —  Map

Church of San Francesco

This Medieval church is famous for the frescoes of the ''Legend of the True Cross'' by Piero della Francesca.

Trattoria del Leone

This restaurant offers high-quality modern adaptations of traditional favorites with aplomb.

Farm Holidays in Tuscany Il Pino

Farmhouse in Tuscany and organic farming, production of wine, olive oil.

SLEEP   —  +39 055 9703807 —  Map

Il Paradisino

Delle paniere. Rates: Double €50-60.

SLEEP   —  +39 348-6412433 —  Map

Casa di Vignolo

Pergine Valdarno.

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House-Museum of Ivan Bruschi

Corso Italia 14

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About Arezzo

Arezzo's origins as a place of human habitation date far back into the Stone Age. Its history begins no later than the 4th century BC, when it was called Aretim and was one of 12 hill towns of the Etruscan League (the list also included what are now called Perugia, Chiusi, Cortona and Volterra). After the Romans took over Etruria, they called this city Arretium. In the 11th century, Arezzo was made a free commune, siding with the Ghibellines. Arezzo is also famous for Guido d'Arezzo, the Medieval abbot who originated solfeggio (the mnemonic music system known to many from the song in The Sound of Music that starts "Doe, a deer") at the Duomo in the early 11th century.

Nowadays, Arezzo is an agricultural trade centre; has machine, clothing, gold, and jewellery industries; and is a tourist centre.

Source: wikivoyage