What is about to begin is a perfect weekend to visit the Arezzo area with a calendar full of cultural events, art exhibitions, activities in nature and food and wine.
Pieve Award, the diaries tell about Italy
Until Sunday 19 September the town of Pieve Santo Stefano hosts the 37th edition of the Pieve Saverio Tutino 2021 Award. “No story is small” is the title chosen by the National Diary Archive which in the center of Pieve inside Palazzo Pretorio from 1984 welcomes and preserves more than nine thousand diaries, written by ordinary people, intimate and personal testimonies, who manage to tell many little stories of Italy. The program includes events and in-depth meetings every day during which the stories kept in the Archive are revealed. Sunday 19 September is the highlight with the readings of the eight finalist diaries and the assignment of the Pieve 2021 Award. In the afternoon, the delivery of the Città del Diario Award won this year by Walter Veltroni.
Pieve Award 2021 – the program
The call of the deer in the Casentinesi Forests
The Casentinesi Forest National Park is home to one of the most numerous deer populations in peninsular Italy. The arrival of autumn allows you to experience a very suggestive natural experience, that of the “Roar of the Deer”, the strong call of adult males during the mating period. Starting from this weekend (and until the second half of October) you can participate in guided excursions to get excited at dusk and in the early hours of the night with the strong call of the deer. Accompanied by expert guides, in complete safety, you can visit the areas with the greatest presence of animals. Excursions departing from Lierna (Poppi), Stia, Badia Prataglia (Poppi) are scheduled for Saturday 18 September; Sunday 19 September excursions departing from Badia Prataglia (Poppi) and Pratovecchio-Stia. Mountain clothing required, reservations required.
A journey between history and art, the charm of exhibitions
The charm of history and art is the leitmotif of three exceptional temporary exhibitions that can be visited in the Arezzo area. In Monte San Savino at the Logge dei Mercanti “Between Popes and Grand Dukes”, an exhibition that allows the general public to know the history of the city in its most splendid period, the Renaissance, through works from the Uffizi Gallery and the Museum National of the Bargello.
In Anghiari, as part of the Uffizi diffusi project, in the rooms of the Museo della Battaglia and Anghiari, “The civilization of weapons and the Courts of the Renaissance” takes place until next January 6, an opportunity to reveal a new story on men of arms, the social class that distinguished Anghiari between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The works from the Uffizi Galleries are significant for recounting that period and for describing the success of Leonardo’s idea in the representation of cavalry battles. In Poppi, until November 30th “In the sign of Dante. The Casentino in the Comedy “, a tribute to Alighieri exile from Florence, in the land that first welcomed him in his exile, the Casentino and where Dante wrote a part of the Divine Comedy.
Wine and harvest in the land of Arezzo
Weekend with extraordinary visits to the cellars of the Strada del Vino Terre di Arezzo during the harvest period. On Sunday 19 September in the afternoon, appointments with “I Giorni del Vino”, the calendar that leads to the discovery of wineries and companies in the area where you can participate in unique tastings. The itineraries start at 3.00 pm in Arezzo, Castiglion Fibocchi and Cortona. Reservations required.
The Days of Wine – complete program.
Time Travel Experience
The Time Travel Experience program continues, offering the unmissable opportunity to discover the history, traditions and lifestyles of this land. Friday 17 September “Make your own fresco painting”, to discover the secrets of fresco painting, a technique also used by Piero della Francesca for his paintings. Saturday 18 September “Master craftsmen at the museum” an event where you can discover the secrets of the ancient manufactories with a glass craft workshop and Sunday 19 September “A horse dreaming of the carousel”, an experience to enter the magical atmosphere of the Giostra del Saracino in Arezzo. Participation in program activities and events is free. Reservation required.
Until 26 September, every weekend, Arezzo offers city tours with free participation. There are six guided tours with guaranteed departure between Saturday and Sunday and allow you to get to know the city, discover lesser-known places, in the company of expert tour guides. To book