Arezzo is the city where Francesco Petrarca and Giorgio Vasari were born. Casa Vasari is today a museum where Vasari's masterpieces are collected together with the family archive and some paintings. The church of San Francesco is the ideal point of departure for discovering Piero della Francesca. The church safeguards his masterpiece "The Legend of the true Cross", an amazing sequence of frescoes. Arezzo is well-known for its goldsmith’s art and for the Antique fair. It takes place during the first weekend of every month in Piazza Grande since 1968.
Giostra del Saracino:
The tournament takes place twice a year, on June (Giostra di San Donato) and on September (Giostra della Madonna del Conforto), on Piazza Grande. The cavaliers of each city quarter must show their ability with a spear against the "fantoccio-puppet" of Saracino. The first documents concerning similar tournaments date back to 13th century.
Some of the treasures You will find in Arezzo: Cathedral, Roman amphitheatre, Church of San Domenico, Museum of Modern and Medieval Arts.