Weekend of 15-17 October: what to do in Arezzo area

A new weekend is coming, offering many opportunities to discover the territory of Arezzo.
Guided tours to explore the theme of water, history and art with some important exhibitions that end this weekend. Excursions to experience the colors of autumn and taste the typical products of this season.

Autumn Fai Days

On the occasion of the FAI Fall Days 2021, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th in Arezzo there will be guided tours on the theme “Arezzo and its waters: places and images from the origins to the present day”, an open-air urban route to discover monuments and hydraulic works.
Saturday afternoon and Sunday for the whole day, every 30 minutes groups will leave accompanied by students of the Liceo Classico Petrarca of Arezzo and the Istituto Fossombroni Buonarroti, young guides prepared also thanks to the FAI section of Arezzo. The proposed itinerary investigates the relationship between the history of the city of Arezzo and the access to drinking water, the best example of which is the Vasari Aqueduct, the main water conduction construction that takes up the ancient examples of Roman aqueducts. The itinerary foresees the visit of the main water sources inside the historical city center: from the Well of Tofano to the Fountain of Piazza Grande, from the Fountain of the Canal, up to the inside of the Basilica of San Francesco to admire the fresco of Lorentino D’Andrea with the stories of San Bernardino.Fai Days of Autumn – program

At Anghiari appointment with the Intrepida

A weekend in mid-October with the Intrepida in the village of Anghiari, the non-competitive bike tour that every year attracts many enthusiasts and that takes place on the roads that on June 29, 1440 hosted the battle made famous by Leonardo da Vinci. The cycling tourism develops on three different tracks of the length of 42 km, 85 km and 120 km.
The program of the 2021 edition includes many side events with meetings at the theater (Friday at 21.00), exhibitions of vintage bikes (Saturday all day), guided tours (Saturday morning and afternoon). Sunday, October 17th in the morning, the departure from the historical center of Anghiari of the awaited appointment with the vintage cycling.

The intrepida 2021 – program

Outdoor Experience, autumn guided tours

For the entire autumn season you can discover the territory of Arezzo with the calendar Outdoor Experience, a program of excursions and outdoor activities designed specifically to immerse yourself in the colors and scents of the territory of Arezzo. Environmental guides will let you know the most beautiful paths to be taken in this season and will accompany you in the heart of a wonderful nature. In this weekend, Saturday, October 16 with departure at 15.30 “Ancient transhumance: Monte Calvano and Compito”, walking on an ancient Etruscan transhumance route between Casentino and Valtiberina. Sunday 17 initiative dedicated to children and families with “Che Spasso a spasso con gli Asini”, a walk to the Alpe di Poti. You go for a walk with the donkeys, with their saddlebags along an easy path of 3 km to a chestnut wood, where there will be a picnic.
The excursions of the Outdoor Experience program, promoted and organized by the Fondazione Arezzo Intour, are free of charge with compulsory reservation.

Outdoor experience – all the tours program

Art exhibitions closing this weekend

Last weekend to visit some art exhibitions that have animated the territory in recent months. In Arezzo, Sunday, October 17, the exhibition “L’Oriente in Casa. Works from the collection of Frederick Stibbert” at the Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi, an exhibition with precious pieces coming both from Frederick Stibbert’s armory and from his house-museum.
Luci dalle tenebre, dai lumi degli Etruschi ai bagliori di Pompei” (Lights from the darkness, from the lights of the Etruscans to the glow of Pompeii), the first exhibition dedicated to lighting in the Etruscan world, will close its doors at the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona on Sunday 17th October. A journey through finds from the most prestigious Italian museums.
In Chiusi della Verna, Saturday and Sunday, the last days to admire Pinturicchio’s painting “Il Bambin Gesù delle mani” and its extraordinary story. A fascinating work commissioned by Pope Alexander VI to decorate the Borgia apartment in the Vatican, which reappears after 500 years since its disappearance.
In Monte San Savino, the last days to visit the exhibition “Between Popes and Grand Dukes”, with works from the Uffizi Gallery and the Bargello Museum that allow you to delve into the history of the town of Valdichiana in its most splendid period, the Renaissance.
All scheduled exhibitions on Discover Arezzo

October the month of chestnut

The Marrone DOP of Caprese Michelangelo is the protagonist of the weekend dedicated to the chestnut. Caprese Michelangelo is surrounded by secular chestnut trees that in the month of October offer their fruits. The chestnut has always been at the center of the life of the population, so much so that in the historical archives of Caprese there are documents on chestnut cultivation that date back to the eleventh century. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October during the festival, it will be possible to buy chestnuts at the stands of the producers and to taste refined dishes prepared with the use of chestnuts and their derivatives. Moreover, guided tours are scheduled at the House Museum of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Chestnut Festival – Caprese Michelangelo