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The Legend of the True Cross, the masterpiece fresco painted by Piero della Francesca, stems from the Golden Legends (1205) by Jacobus de Varagine, narrated through 10 main episodes painted in the Bacci Chapel.
Basilica of Saint Francis / Piazza San Francesco

The museum is in the Bruni-Ciocchi palace, one of the most beautiful Renaissance palaces of the city. Inside it there are paintings, majolicas and artefacts from the mediaeval and Renaissance times. Along with these, the museum also keeps works by Giorgio Vasari, Spinello Aretino, Luca Signorelli and Andrea della Robbia.
Bruni Ciocchi palace / Via San Lorentino, 8

Near the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the museum has 26 rooms with collections of pottery and jewellery from the Etruscan and Roman epochs.
Via Margaritone, 10

Giorgio Vasari’s manor honours his thought and his art. The rooms are luxuriously frescoed and, among these, there is a precious painting collection of Mannerism, the most important expression of Italian art from the 1500s.
Via XX Settembre, 55

The museum “I colori della Giostra” keeps 13 costumes designed by Vittorio Nino Novarese and a video that narrates the Joust of the Saracen.
Piazza della Libertà

On the ground floor of the Palace of the Fraternita dei Laici there is the Gold Museum; inside it there are unique masterpieces of gold art designed by painters, sculptors, designers and famous artists.
Palace of the Fraternita dei Laici / Piazza Grande, Via Vasari

The façade was built following Giorgio Vasari’s project. The astronomical clock, the only of its kind in Italy for its functions and dimension, of inestimable value and one of the rarest throughout Europe. This clock displays the lunar phases, the Sun and the Earth. Inside the palace there is a permanent exhibition of paintings, artefacts and a wonderful portrait gallery.
Palace of the Fraternita dei Laici / Piazza Grande

This is an example of military architecture, built following the project of Giuliano and Antonio da Sangallo between 1538 and 1560, as Cosimo I de’ Medici ordered. The Fortress was erected on the highest point of the city. From its walls it is possible to watch a breathtaking landscape that goes from Arezzo to the Arno valley, the Pratomagno mountain and the Catenaia Alp.
Medici Fortress

This was the house of the founder of the Antique Fair of Arezzo and keeps a diverse collection of archaeological finds, sculptures and paintings made by famous artists, ancient books and a precious section of numismatics.
Corso Italia, 14

The history of the means of communication with around 1000 objects. From the early stages of cinema, cinema, sound systems, telegraphy, writing and calculus to the modern technologies.
Via Ricasoli, 22

The museum keeps works of art and religious furnishings, done at different points in time from the 12th century to the 19th century and collected from the Cathedral of Arezzo and other churches inside the municipal territory. These works are important for understanding the religious and artistic cultures of Arezzo.
Piazza del Duomo

Petrarca’s house keeps big Renaissance paintings done by Tuscanian painters, mementos and documents about Petrarca, a collection made up of 250 ancient coins and a library containing books about Petrarchism, an Italian cultural movement of the 1600s.
Via dell’Orto, 28