On this holiday you will have the opportunity to discover one of the cities still untouched by mass tourism, one of the little-known jewels of Tuscany: the wonderful city of Arezzo. It has been held here continuously since 1968, every first Sunday of the month and the previous Saturday, in Piazza Grande and along the streets of the historic city center, the oldest and largest Antiques Fair in the whole national territory. In his conception and organization, the Arezzo antiquarian Ivan Bruschi was inspired by the famous open-air markets of Portobello in London and the Flea Market in Paris.
A guide will tell you the legends and stories behind the incredible architecture of the city and you can visit some of the craftsmen who still create works following almost disappeared traditions. Goldsmiths, weavers and painters will accompany you within a world that will remain in your heart forever.
The satisfaction for the sweet tooth who will be able to taste our first fruits in inns and typical restaurants is inevitable. In this experience, a beautiful ride in a vintage car could not be missing in order to better appreciate the landscapes of the Tuscan hills and transform this holiday into an interior journey that will change your life forever.
in the early afternoon, guided tour of the city of Arezzo and its greatest treasures. We will start from the famous Piazza Grande with the Fraternita dei Laici and Vasari's colonnade and then visit Santa Maria della Pieve and the Duomo. A walk in the majestic Medici Fortress and then get to the Church of San Francesco with the incomparable "History of the True Cross" by Piero della Francesca.
At the end of the walk, visit to the Ivan Bruschi Museum, creator of the Antiques Fair and short stop in one of the most beautiful terraces in the city.
Dinner in a typical tavern in the historic center.
we will start immediately with a guided tour of the Antiques Fair. The Fair entertains its visitors with a great variety of objects that constitute the historical heritage of this area, giving to enthusiasts and professionals the pleasure of the "trouvaille", that is the discovery and research of the rare or curious piece. Hundreds of exhibitors offer thousands of visitors from all over the world their art objects, furniture, jewelry and bijoux, watches, books and antique prints, scientific and musical instruments, toys, linen d'antan and all kinds of collectibles. But not only. For those who are not fond of antiquity, the Fair offers a vast assortment of modern antiques, vintage and quality craftsmanship.
Lunch with tasting of typical local products. In the afternoon, shopping tour in the craft shops. We will meet the renowned goldsmiths of the city who are a source of pride worldwide, but also weavers, papier mache masters and painters who will reveal the secrets of Piero della Francesca's fresco technique.
Dinner in a braceria in the historic center.
on this last day, we will leave immediately with a ride in a vintage car to conclude worthily our journey in the past. You will be accompanied along the roads that will lead you to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. The Chianti hills, the endless countryside and the fragrant vineyards.
Lunch with tasting of Chianti Colli Aretini wines and in the afternoon tasting of microbrews.We will end our experience with a dinner in a typical restaurant in the historic center.
- 3 nights stay in a charming apartment
- 3 dinners in taverns or typical restaurants in the center
- Tasting of typical products
- Aperitif and tasting of microbrews
- Light lunch and tasting of Chianti Colli Aretini wines
- Guided tour of the city of Arezzo
- Guided tour of the Antiques Fair
- Entrance to the Ivan Bruschi Museum
- Shopping tour of craft shops
- Tour in a vintage car
- Tourist tax to be paid on the spot
- Extra meals in addition to those mentioned