Take a break from mainstream Tuscany tourist paths and join us on a full-day tour of Arezzo and the eastern part of Tuscany. This is a full immersion into medieval and rinascimental history and includes visits to Sansepolcro and Anghiari.
What to Expect
We’ll take you in one of our deluxe vehicles to show you the best of eastern Tuscany. This full-day tour begins with a drive to the medieval city of Arezzo.
In the 11th century the commune of Arezzo became an independent city-state and remained so until it yielded to Florentine domination in 1384. This was the birthplace of the painter and architect Vasari, who is credited with the realization of the Loggia of Palazzo degli Uffizi in Florence. It was also the birthplace of the poet Petrarch and Guido of Arezzo - the inventor of modern musical notation.
Arezzo has often been chosen as a movie location. "Life is Beautiful" is one of the popular movies that was filmed here. Among the many notable highlights of Arezzo is the late medieval Basilica of San Francesco, dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. It features frescos by Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance.
We continue driving through the Tuscan countryside to visit the hill towns of Sansepolcro, with its Medicean fortress, and Anghiari considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in all of Italy. It was the location of a battle that decided the destiny of Tuscany.
What's Not Included
- Museum entrance tickets
- Lunch and drinks
- Anything not mentioned in the “included" list