Found in the warm southeastern corner of Tuscany is one of the region’s best kept secrets. Holiday apartments in Arezzo are increasingly popular with tourists wanting to visit this historic city believed to be one of the 12 Etruscan capitals. The layers of history continue, from the Roman Ampitheatre to the 12th century Pieve di Santa Maria. Loved for not attracting the same vast number of tourists as Florence in the summer, Arezzo is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning Tuscan countryside, which surrounds the city.
Experience Arezzo like a local
While Arezzo is certainly one of the most peaceful cities in Tuscany, it is not short of things to see and do. With the centre of Arezzo stretching over a hillside you can earn your morning coffee and biscotti by walking up and down medieval alleyways to find the many palazzos and museums celebrating Arezzo’s two millennia of history. After you’ve visited the striking Arezzo Cathedral and Chiesa di San Francesco and spotted the works of the 15th century Tuscan born painter Piero della Francesco inside both stay with the same theme by choosing one of three church influenced menus – “abbot”, “friar” or “prior” – at popular restaurant, Buca San Francesco. For a genuine Italian second-hand market experience, head to Palazzo della Fraternita dei Laici on the first weekend of each month. This antiques fair was founded by local man Ivan Bruschi, who after his death donated his own impressive personal collection of historic antiquities to the museum now named after him, Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi. For people watching while enjoying an aperitivo, the Piazza Grande is the perfect spot and when stomachs start to growl seek out a traditional Tuscan restaurant like Trattoria Il Saraceno to enjoy crostini di fegato (liver pate on toast) and pappardelle pasta and of course, it’s only right that the meal is washed down with a bottle of famous Tuscan red wine like Chianti or Sangiovese.
Renting holiday accommodation in Arezzo
Finding short-term accommodation in Arezzo is easy with HouseTrip. With garden apartments in the medieval centre of the town to rent or a spacious family home and swimming pool nearby in the beautiful Tuscan countryside it is easy to find the right holiday home in Arezzo to suit your needs. Booking with HouseTrip means you have security and peace of mind in just a couple of clicks.