Week-End of 31 July-01 August: what to do in the territory

The weekend that closes July and begins August brings with it wonderful appointments to discover and visit the territory of Arezzo. A weekend with ideas of art, archeology, music, to live with energy the billboard of the summer.

The historical center of the city of Arezzo for the entire weekend will be animated by the Fiera Antiquaria, the monthly appointment that for over fifty years has presented objects of art, furniture, jewelry, books and antique prints, scientific and musical instruments, including modern, vintage and quality craftsmanship. In this edition, an exceptional collateral appointment with “Bicinfiera”, which closes the exhibition  Arezzo Bike Festival and flanks the Fair offering an unmissable opportunity for all fans of historic bikes, parts, accessories, vintage clothing to find rare and unobtainable items.
In addition, to visit Arezzo in the days of the Antiques Fair, until November is active the promotion on the portal of destination www.discoverarezzo.com that offers three different types of vouchers (worth 49, 69 or 89 euros) valid for overnight stays in hotels in the weekends of the event and for those travelers who will prove to have spent at least 200 euros in one or more stalls of the Fair or in antique stores in the city, get your Cashback of the value of the Voucher purchased (info to join on www.discoverarezzo.com).
To discover Arezzo in this particular weekend, a suggestion is to participate in the free guided tours of the city. Between morning and afternoon, every Saturday and Sunday there are six appointments accompanied by tour guides. To book https://www.discoverarezzo.com/eventi/discover-arezzo-tour/



A journey through art in Casentino

Two exceptional temporary exhibitions invite you to a special visit in Casentino. In Poppi takes place “Nel Segno di Dante. Il Casentino nella Commedia”, the first exhibition of the “Terre degli Uffizi” program, a tribute to Alighieri in exile from Florence, in the land that first welcomed him into exile and where he wrote part of the Divine Comedy.
On display are works of art that come from the Uffizi Gallery and allow us to retrace the story of the Supreme Poet in this area. The event Uffizi Diffusi with the exhibition in Poppi in these days has been included by the prestigious Time Magazine in the 100 most beautiful places in the world to visit: “the timeless charm of Tuscany is combined with the innovative idea of the project to spread works and visitors in the ancient villages of this land,” reports the international magazine.” Discover the exibithion.
Remaining in Casentino and going up to Chiusi della Verna, in the rooms of the Podesteria of Michelangelo it will be possible to admire the work of Pinturicchio a fragment of a more important mural painting, made in the private apartments of Pope Alexander VI Borgia (1431 – 1503). Belonging to a private collection, the exhibition is a rare opportunity to see this Renaissance masterpiece and learn about its fascinating history of intrigue and betrayal in the Vatican rooms of the fifteenth century.(info here).

The Nights of Archaeology

This weekend closes the review “The nights of Archaeology” appointments in the museums and archaeological areas of Tuscany, dedicated to rediscovering our most ancient past. On Saturday 31st July at 9.30 p.m. guided tours to the treasures and the municipal museums of Lucignano and Sestino; on Sunday 1st August in Castiglion Fiorentino guided tours to the castle of Montecchio Vesponi through archaeology for the whole day, while in Cortona at 5.30 p.m. guided tours to the Archaeological Park of Sodo and at 6.00 p.m. the theatrical performance “Storia di un uomo e della sua ombra” by Principio Attivo Teatro.

Negrita in concert

Saturday, July 31 at 21.00 at the Roman Amphitheater in Arezzo, Negrita in concert to celebrate 25 years of career. The date in Arezzo is part of the event “Anfiteatro sotto le Stelle” (Amphitheatre under the Stars) that until September 10 brings music in the heart of the city with many concerts.