History & Heritage

From the Stone Age to the 20th century, history filled Arezzo and its surroundings with beauty. Visit the local museums, where relics, works of art, memorabilia and vintage objects take you to different eras. From the Etruscan and Roman period to the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Follow the route of local and national events on the facades of public and private buildings in the streets and squares of historic centres and villages.

Etruscans and Romans built the foundations of the splendor of Arezzo. An era that relives at the Amphitheatre and the site of Castelsecco every day. The National Archaeological Museum Gaio Cilnio Mecenate gathers in its exhibitions the best of the treasures that archaeologists have brought to light in the territory of Arezzo. The National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art, there are masterpieces that you should definitely see in person. MUMEC, on the other hand, showcases machines and tools of the past that marked the history of communication from telephone to cinema to photography.

In Montevarchi you will be able to see the skeleton of a mammoth at the Palentologico Museum.

In Cortona, the Etruscans host you inside the powerful walls of the city and reveal to you an exceptional widespread necropolis between the Archaeological Park of Sodo and the surrounding hills.

Explore the Castiglion Fiorentino you do not expect. From the Cassero of this village of the Valdichiana, an underground path leads you in front of historical testimonies more unique than rare. These are the archaeological remains of the Museums of Castiglion Fiorentino, exposed in an itinerary that takes you close to history.

Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance of Arezzo. Get ready to meet the Battle of Anghiari and the parish churches of Capolona.

Enjoy at least one of the historical events of the territory. The Saracino Joust in Arezzo, the Palio dei Rioni in Castiglion Fiorentino, the Palio della Balestra in Sansepolcro, the Archibaldo Joust in Cortona, the Medieval Festival in Laterina. But also the Play of the Well in Montevarchi, the Palio dei Lumi in Pieve Santo Stefano, the Festival of the Grapes in Subbiano and the Maggiolata in Lucignano are now known events throughout Italy.

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