Week-End of 13 – 15 May 2022: What to do in the Arezzo area

It will be a weekend to experience outdoors that is coming up in the Arezzo area, with excursions, guided tours and activities among history, nature and tradition. At the weekend there will also be “La Notte dei Musei” with events and extraordinary openings.

Arezzo, a city and its Joust

The Giostra del Saracino means tradition and true passion for the people of Arezzo. In May, every Saturday and Sunday morning, themed guided tours will be organised, where passion is renewed and crosses time. Thanks to an itinerary that will take you to the most significant places of the Joust of the Saracen, you will be able to take a plunge into the Middle Ages among knights and ladies, ancient tournaments, drum rolls and colourful flags, to learn about the tradition of the Joust and discover Arezzo as you have never seen it. In addition, this year we are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the district societies, which were founded on 23 March 1932, and special guided tours of the four city districts are scheduled for the weekend. On Saturday 14 May (3.00 pm), the tour will focus on the Quartiere di Porta Sant’Andrea, while on Sunday 15 May (also 3.00 pm) it will be the turn of the Quartiere di Porta del Foro.
Arezzo, a city and its Joust, guided tours

Nature with Outdoor Experience

The spring programme of activities and excursions in the nature of Outdoor Experience, a calendar designed specifically to immerse oneself in the colours and scents of Arezzo, comes to life. This weekend, on Friday 13th May, “In a canoe in the Ponte Buriano Nature Reserve” with departure at 6.00 pm from Ponte Buriano (Arezzo) to paddle silently along the banks, passing under suggestive rock walls, discovering hidden ravines and waterfalls until reaching the Penna artificial reservoir.
Saturday 14 May (departure at 9.30 a.m.), excursion “Lo sguardo di Leonardo, tra storia e natura a Ponte a Buriano” (Leonardo’s gaze, between history and nature at Ponte a Buriano) for a leap into history and nature walking along the banks of the Arno and on the hills where the castles that dominated this stretch of the Arno rose. Sunday 15 May (departure at 9.30 a.m.) excursion to the municipality of Talla for a visit to the remains of the Abbey of Santa Trinità in Alpe immersed in the woods and to learn about the history of an important place of monasticism in Casentino. Also on Sunday 15 May, in the afternoon, two guided tours lead to the visit of as many hermitages in the territory; in Valtiberina “L’Eremo di Cerbaiolo” departing from Arezzo and in Valdichiana the “Eremo Francescano delle Celle” departing from Cortona.
Outdoor Experience, enrolments and programmes

Plants, hunters, secrets… Escape to Aboca Museum

A double appointment on Saturday 14 May among plants, ancient secrets and the halls of the Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro. At 4 p.m. “Plant Hunters”, an event dedicated to children on the occasion of the KidpassDays. Little adventurers will turn into young explorers to recreate the precious map of the unimaginable journeys that plants have made over many centuries up to the present day. At 9 p.m. appointment with “Escape Aboca Museum” on the occasion of the “Night of Museums”, for an exclusive and dynamic visit of the museum involving a team game.
Week-end in Aboca Museum

European Night of Museums

European Museum Night on Saturday 14 May with extraordinary openings and dedicated events. The Casa Bruschi will host the free evening show for families “Mario Lodi: il castagno e altre storie” (Mario Lodi: the chestnut tree and other stories), an itinerary through the museum rooms with the telling of fairy tales and stories by the well-known children’s author, narrated by actor Samuele Boncompagni.
At the Museum of the Means of Communication in Arezzo “Holograms, Science in 3D”, a show of contrast between narrated history and communicative modernity with projections at 9.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. (booking recommended museocomunicazione@comune.arezzo.it).
Night of Museums, scheduled events

The month of roses in Cavriglia

May is the month of roses: you can discover this wonderful flower at the Fineschi Rose Garden in the Cavriglia area. A unique collection of antique and modern, rare and collectable roses, a real natural museum that preserves more than 6,500 different varieties. On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May, the Rose Garden will be open to the public to experience the moment of blossoming and learn more about the history of this flower, unique for its beauty, richness and variety. Visiting hours are 9.30-12.30 and 15.00-18.00. For reservations: info@rosetofineschi.it, or 338.4062717.
Fineschi Rose Garden Spring