Arezzo 2.5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2.5 hours
per group up to 2
per group up to 2
From US$ 133.52
During this 2.5-hour private tour, your expert guide will take you through the most important and interesting sports in the beautiful city of Arezzo. Although still far from most of the touristic flows, this mid-sized Tuscan city is truly beautiful and its historic center represents a hidden gem of the Tuscan region. Follow your expert guide and discover the Cathedral of St. Peter and Donato, then walk St. Francis Square until you reach the Church of St. Mary of the Pieve. After that, you'll find yourself surrounded by the beautiful Piazza Grande, the beautiful square appearing in Roberto Benigni's most famous film La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful). Continue your walk and spot the monument dedicated to the famous poet Francesco Petrarca, then stop a bit to admire the majestic Medici's fortress. One final tip: you might want to bring your camera along.
During the tour, you can explore the narrow and charming streets of Cortona and you can visit the most picturesque and hidden corners of this beautiful and unusual town. Together with your guide, you will also be able to retrace the places of the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" and take a look at the famous Villa Bramasole. After Cortona, you can visit Arezzo, another beautiful Tuscan town and one of the richest of the region, situated at the top of a hill. Here you will see the Basilica of San Francesco, well known for its wonderful cycle of frescoes and the "Legend of the True Cross" a masterpiece by Piero della Francesce. Also visit the city's cathedral, with its beautiful stained glass windows and the Piazza Grande, famous for being the set of Roberto Benigni’s movie "Life is beautiful".
After gathering at the tour meeting point with your guide, your walking tour through Arezzo will begin. You will learn how this city arose in the pre-Etruscan era in an area which had been inhabited since prehistoric times. This is evident through the discovery of stone tools and the so-called "Man of the Elm", which dates back to the Paleolithic. This took place near the hamlet of Olmo which occurred throughout the excavation works of a short segment of the Rome-Florence railway line in 1863. Arezzo was then one of the main Etruscan cities, and you will learn about how throughout the Roman era, especially in the republican period, Arezzo became a very important symbol of Roman expansion to the north. It was also a defensive bastion of the unborn empire. Throughout your tour you can discover the history and secrets of this city and this territory as you admire findings which date back ...
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The tour guide (Anestis) tried his very best for us. We really enjoyed it. We highly recommend him and the tour.