The city of Arezzo is the provincial capital of the province of the same name, Arezzo, Tuscany. The historic centre, which still dominates the centre of the city is very attractive, and holds a number of attractions which cannot fail to endear visitors. As beautiful as any of the Tuscan towns, Arezzo benefits from its relative obscurity in the tourist market, giving visitors to Arezzo accommodation the highly enviable combination of beautiful surroundings, great access to the tourist hot spots of Tuscany and a real sense of peace and space.
The centre of the Arezzo, Tuscany, has a strong medieval heritage, giving the town a less flamboyant feel than the famous Tuscan centres of Florence, Siena and Lucca. There are however, some absolute gems within the town centre, and the best way to explore from your self catering Arezzo holiday rental apartment is to get a self tour map from the Arezzo tourist information centre and take a leisurely stroll through the winding streets. The large Roman amphitheatre and the dominant Arezzo Cathedral are particularly worth investigating, as it holds a number of masterpieces from artists who used to call Arezzo home. The Church of San Francesco holds some remarkable frescoes, and the Museo Statale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna makes for essential viewing for any art lover staying in an Arezzo apartment or villa in Arezzo’s surrounding countryside.
Many people will have heard of Arezzo due to the famous antique fairs which occur on the first Sunday of every month. If you manage to coincide your visit to an Arezzo holiday rental villa or apartment with the fair, you could easily be returning home with a real treasure. The annual free music festival, the Arezzo Wave Festival also attracts a huge number of visitors each year.
The surrounding mountain scenery is lined with vineyards and open countryside, which is perfect for walkers, mountain bikers and those with a desire to sample some of the finest wines of Tuscany.
With the attractions of Florence, Perugia and Siena so close to a villa in Arezzo, it is easy to find entertaining day trips from your Arezzo accommodation. There is a train line which runs through the town connecting Siena to Florence, meaning you can have complete freedom to explore the more famous attractions of Arezzo with ease.
In summer, average temperatures soar to over 30˚C, and there is remarkably little rain during the long summer months. During January and February, temperatures still remain above 10˚C for the vast majority of the time.
Both Florence Airport (FLR) and Perugia Airport (PEG) can be reached in well under an hour from an Arezzo holiday rental apartment. Flights from the UK are very easy to find to either airport, as there are flights from many airports, largely provided by Ryanair.