PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA

Piero della Francesca (12 October 1492) was an Italian painter...

 

AREZZO

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AREZZO

 City of ancient origin, Arezzo was an important Etruscan and then Roman.
Arezzo in the Middle Ages became a powerful free city frequently in conflict with Siena, but especially with Florence, who subdued in 1384. From this date, except for two large rebellions in 1502 and 1529 to 1530, its history merges with that of the dominant city and then with that of Tuscany.
The current historic center still conserves the charm of the illustrious past with the main historical monuments enriched by the works of the great medieval and Renaissance artists such as Cimabue, Piero della Francesca, Andrea della Robbia and Giorgio Vasari.

WORTH VISITING


The Basilica of San Francesco, with its splendid painting cycle of "The Legend of the True Cross" painted by Piero della Francesca.
The Church of San Domenico, with the magnificent thirteenth-century crucifix by Cimabue
Birthplace of Francesco Petrarca
Birthplace of Giorgio Vasari
Piazza Grande: set of the movie "Life is Beautiful" as well as the theater of fascinating medieval event "Joust of Saracen"

Arezzo, the birthplace of the great poet Francesco Petrarca also has an international reputation well known as a natural stage of a famous film: the most beautiful sights of the historic center were the cinematographic set of some scenes of Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful , "winner of three Academy Awards in 1999.

Arezzo is a city of the Antiques Fair and the International Polyphonic Competition "Guido d'Arezzo".

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