Week-End of August 20-22: what to do in the Arezzo area

A new weekend is coming to live in the Arezzo area, with many scheduled initiatives ranging from antiques, to music and unmissable appointments for visiting the area between art, history and activities.

Weekend dedicated to antiques with the opening of the 59th edition of Cortonantiquaria which from Saturday 21 August to Sunday 5 September offers the public a refined display of valuable works: furniture, porcelain, paintings, wooden and marble statues, fabrics, prints, silver, tapestries, Persian carpets, crockery, jewelery.
Cortonantiquaria is enriched with moments of encounter between antique dealers, specialists and passionate visitors, who here find works and stories related to them. Concerts, lectures, plays and presentations complete the program.

More: Cortonantiquaria


Arezzo: free guided tours

Until September 26 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 accompanied by expert tour guides. To book


Travel through time thanks to Arezzo Time Travel Experience

In August, every day you can participate in activities, events and initiatives that offer the unmissable opportunity to discover the history, traditions and lifestyles of this land. Sunday 22 August appointment with “I Novellattori” for an engaging walk accompanied by two actors in medieval costumes, where the language of theater and history are combined. All other events of the Time Travel Experience program are free to attend, reservation required

“Time Travel Experience” the August program

Closing art exhibitions

Last days to visit two art exhibitions and discover two of the most beautiful villages in Italy in the Arezzo province: Loro Ciuffenna in Valdarno and Anghiari in Valtiberina. Until the end of the month, the Venturino Venturi Museum in Loro Ciuffenna hosts “Il Pinocchio” a series of tables by the illustrator Roberto Innocenti that relocate Pinocchio to grandducal Tuscany, poor, modest, sober. In his works we appreciate the paths that end in nothing, the dry stone walls, the climbs and descents of villages perched on the Apennines, the cobblestones, the red bricks and gray stones of the houses, the cold of the rain at night and the wind.

The exhibition “Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci in comparison” ends on Sunday 22 August at the Battaglia and Anghiari museum, an opportunity to deepen the influence of Leonardo’s studies in Dürer’s work, with admirable comparisons between subjects such as “the great horse” of the german author and the famous fight of knights known as the Battle of Anghiari.

All temporary exhibitions open in the province of Arezzo

Music festivals

Music, music and more music. Sunday 22 August at Cassero di Castiglion Fiorentino last stop in Arezzo for Mammut Jazz Festival with a concert by Claudio Cuseri (on drums) and his band composed by Marco Pezzola on the piano, Maurizio “Bozorius” Bozzi on double bass and Stefano “Cocco” Cantini on sax.
Three classical music concerts are scheduled for the Terre d’Arezzo Music Festival: Friday 20 August in the Pieve di Galatrona in Bucine Musica a Corte between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the Accademia Ensemble composed of Diego Castelli, violin, Luca Moretti, viola and violin, Elisabetta Soresina, cello and Chiara Nicora, harpsichord
Saturday 21 August, an appointment immersed in the nature of the “Fineschi” Botanical Rose Garden in Cavriglia, with the performance of “Fiati all’Opera” by the Bazzini Consort Quintet of Winds. Final appointment of the Festival, Sunday 22 August, at the Church of San Bartolomeo in Badia al Pino (Civitella in Val di Chiana), with the concert “Birds”, with Ieva Nimane, flutes and bagpipes, from Latvia, and Markku Makinen, organist from Finland.