Plan your trip to Arezzo
Every good journey starts with a good plan. In this page you will find a set of important information to help you both before and during your stay in our town.
Where is Arezzo
Listed as one of the provincial capitals of Tuscany, Arezzo is located in the middle west area of the region, drawing an ideal triangle with the cities of Siena (65Km SW) and Florence (80Km NW). Arezzo is also not far from Perugia, capital of the Umbria region (80Km SE).
The town is situated on a small hill (296m. a.s.l.) and is surrounded by four valleys: Casentino, Valdarno, Valdichiana e Valtiberina.
How to reach Arezzo
Arezzo has its own dedicated exit on A1 motorway (the highway that connects Milan to Naples). If you are coming from the Thyrreninan or form the Adriatic side you may take the SGC E78 “Due Mari Fano-Grosseto”; if you are coming from north you may take the SS69 of Valdarno; if you are coming from Grosseto, Siena or Sansepolcro (Valtiberina), you may take the SR 73 Senese-Aretina.
Arezzo is connected to the Firenze-Roma national railway line, and is also serviced by the Milano-Napoli high speed rail. The central train station is located in Piazza della Repubblica, a few steps away from the historic center.
The closest airports are: Pisa (PSA) and Florence (FLR) in Tuscany and Perugia (PEG) in Umbria. You may use national railway line connections or car rental services to cover the distance from the airport to our city.
Where to park
Arezzo parking system offers several possibilities for all kinds of vehicles.
If you are planning a full day or longer stay we suggest you to use “Pietri”, “Mecenate” or “Bardaccio” car parks. While being 10/15 minutes away from the historic center, these parking areas feature a very affordable rate. Pietri car park is located at the base of an escalator that allows a quick climb to the upper part of the town. The escalator is supplied by a free taxi service reserved for motor-impaired people.
Inside the city walls the street parking (blue lines) rate is €1,50 per hour. The majority of parking areas in the city center and in the surrounding areas is managed by Atam spa: you may check their exact rate and location on the website atamarezzo.it.
All parking areas run by Atam feature a smart payment system via a dedicated phone app called “Atam Parking”. For more info on parking in Arezzo ask by Whatsapp.
See the map to check the main parking areas.
Electric car charging stations
Arezzo supports the electric mobility. In our town you will find various charging stations dedicated to eletric and hybrid vehicles. Atam Elettropoints, placed near the main parking areas, make up the majority of charging slots in Arezzo.
NB: A dedicated contactless card is required in order to use Atam elettropoints. You may request the elettropoint card at the Atam ticket point in Piazza della Repubblica (the square in front of the centrail train station).
For all information about the subscription and to see the list of the elettropoints, visit the dedicated page.
See all charghing stations on the map.
Nine spaces situated on Via Bernaro Rossellino were arranged for tourist busses. The 24h flat rate is €20,00. Passengers may be loaded/unloaded on Via Pietri, near the parking space of the same name. An escalator placed on site will provide an easy access to the historic center.
The bus parking space is managed by Atam spa.
Visualize the parking area on the map.
Our town provides three different solutsions dedicated to camper drivers:
- Parking Tarlati: 250 slots for campers/cars, €8,00 daily rate, €0,80/hour, park only (no services).
- Camper Area Via Pierluigi da Palestrina: 19 slots , €8,00 daily rate. Includes water load and dump services.
- Camper Area Via Duccio da Buoninsegna: 30 slots, €8,00 daily rate. Includes water load and dump services and public electricity supply.
Equipped areas on Via Pierluigi da Palestrina and Via Duccio da Buoninsegna are managed by Atam spa.
Visualize the areas on the map.
Moving around in town
Limited traffic areas
You may easily move around the city center on foot, but in case you need to use your vehicle, limited traffic areas (ZTL in italian) must be taken into consideration.
There are two different limited areas (A and B), each one with its own rules that regulate both the circulation and the parking of vehicles:
- ZTL A where circulation and parking are forbidden during week days from 8:30 until 12:00 and from 17:00 until 20:00
- ZTL B where circulation and parking are forbidden every day from 8:00 until 24:00
An up to date map of limited traffic areas may be seen on the website of our municipality.
The Arezzo Car Sharing service provides a fleet of shared electric cars you may use throughout the entire city (ZTLs included). You may find the Twizy car on the Atam App, pick up or park it everywhere in compliance with the traffic code within the municipal area. The cars of the Car Sharing fleet do not pay for parking in the car parks managed by Atam. Further information about this service are available on this website
Local public bus services are provided by Autolinee Toscane, the sole operator across Tuscany, which offers an integrated system that simplifies and promotes public mobility throughout the entire territory.
City transport network counts 16 bus lines that connect the historic center to the outskirts of the town. Most of these lines stop at Piazza Guido Monaco or nearby the central train station. For all details about lines and their schedule you may check the website of the managing company Autolinee Toscane spa.
Tickets may also be purchased using the dedicated app, TABNET.
Taxis have their own operations center in front of the main train station, in Piazza della Repubblica. The service is available 24/7. Contact number: 0575 382626.
Further information may be found on the official website TaxiArezzo.
The AR Bike sharing service offers nine points where you may rent/return a bike you may use to go all around the city area. You may access this service using a dedicated app.
All information is on the website atamarezzo.it.
If you want to efficiently plan your mobility on two wheels, see the interactive map of cycling roads in our municipality.
Visiting the surroundings
Puclic trasportation network is able to widely cover the main locations of our province, offering complementary solutions that take advantage of both road and rail transport.
Bus service is provided by Autolinee Toscane, the sole operator in Tuscany for both urban and extra urban bus mobility. On their website you may check all the time tables for long distance lines or you may use their useful Trip Planner to generate the best solutions available for the destination you are willing to go to.
Besides being connected to the Milan-Naples railway line, which is serviced by Trenitalia, Arezzo has a local train network managed by the company TFT Spa.
For your convenience here is a set of useful information about how to reach some of the major places of interest in our province. Time tables for all bus lines are avilable on the Autolinee Toscane webiste unless otherwise specified.
Links with Casentino are granted by the railway line Arezzo – Pratovecchio-Stia, managed by TFT spa.
Chiusi della Verna: take the Arezzo – Pratovecchio-Stia railway line until Bibbiena stazione + bus line H11 (Corsalone – Pieve Santo Stefano) or line H12 (Bibbiena – Chiusi della Verna).
Camaldoli: take the Arezzo – Pratovecchio-Stia railway line until Bibbiena stazione + bus line H3 (Poppi – Bibbiena).
Anghiari and Sansepolcro: bus line SI381 (Città di Castello – Arezzo) or line BAAS (Arezzo – Sansepolcro).
Monterchi: bus line SI381 (Città di Castello – Arezzo) NB: not all bus rides of this line will stop at Monterchi.
Castiglion Fiorentino: Trenitalia regional/fast regional train (trains heading for Foligno, Roma Termini or Chiusi Chianciano Terme).
You may alternatively use bus line LS6 (Arezzo – Cortona).
Cortona: Trenitalia regional/fast regional train (trains heading for Foligno, Roma Termini or Chiusi Chianciano Terme) until Camucia-Cortona. You may then reach the upper town using lines SU4 (Cortona – Castiglione del Lago) or SU5 (Cortona – Ospedale Fratta).
As an alternative you may go to Cortona using bus line LS6 (Arezzo – Cortona).
The main cities of the area are serviced by the Arezzo – Firenze railway line. Timetables on Trenitalia.com.
Loro Ciuffenna: bus line P109 (Arezzo – Loro Ciuffenna)
Public services can address any need that a visitor may have. Here is a list of the most important ones.
Free public toilets are available inside the Discover Arezzo tourist information office, which is located in via Giorgio Vasari 13, nearby Piazza Grande, and is open all days.
Visitors coming from the escalator of via Pietri may use the toilets inside the small info point located in Piazza Emiciclo Giovanni Paolo II. Being a secondary office this point is not always open so it is better to check its opening times in advance contacting the telephone number 0575 377468 (Discover Arezzo tourist information office).
In the historic center you will find four different pharmacies along Via Corso Italia. These pharmacies are only open during daytime on weekdays:
- Romanelli pharmacy, Corso Italia 263
- Merelli pharmacy, Corso Italia 157
- Redi pharmacy, Corso Italia 120
- Al Corso pharmacy, Corso Italia 73
Municipal pharmacy n.1 on via Campo di Marte 7 ( 5 minuti away from Corso Italia) is open 24/7.
The complete list and opening times of all municipal pharmacies of Arezzo is available here.
Our main hospital is San Donato hospital, which also represents the largest hospital in the entire province. Main entrance to the complex is on via Pietro Nenni 2. ER access is on via Alcide de Gasperi.
In case of emergency you may contact the Single European Emergency Numer : 112
Carabinieri provincial command, Via Generale C. A. dalla Chiesa 12
Police headquarters, Via Filippo Lippi snc.
You may contact both using the Single European Emergency Number: 112
See emergency services on the map.
Several ATMs may be found, but only in the lower part of the historic center. Check the map to see their exact position.
Visualize the map.
Tourist guide service
If you are willing to do a guided visit to our city with a certified tourist guide, you may get in touch with guide associations that operate on our territory. A group of professional guides will be glad to provide customized services to satisfy all tour requirements.
Centro guide Arezzo e Provincia: 0575 403319 | +39 334 3340608 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Confguide: +39 331 646 6780 | email@example.com
Omnia Guide: +39 329 1264769 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our town offers many green areas: the perfect place for outdoor activities where you can relax, walk, play, do some sport etc.
See the main green areas on the map.