Arezzo is an attractive city in the Italian region of Tuscany. In spite of the later addition of more modern buildings, the medieval character of the old city center has been preserved. Here you can visit many monumental churches and large parts of the city wall are still standing.
The city has 100,000 inhabitants.
Arezzo is located in the center of Tuscany, in the Chianti region. The city is situated high on a hill along the River Arno. The oldest part of the city lies on top of the hill.
Tourism plays a major part in local economy. Visitors come to Arezzo to enjoy the medieval atmosphere which is enhanced during the many festivals which are organized during summer months. From way back Arezzo is also a city of workers in precious metals, mainly goldsmiths. You'll therefore find many shops selling locally produced jewelry.
The nearest airport is Florence Airport, officially called Amerigo Vespucci Airport, but often referred to as Peretola Airport. It's situated 90 kilometers northwest of Arezzo and is easily reachable by rental car via freeway A1.
Arezzo has good public transport. Buses of the company Etruria Mobilità run to destinations within the city and to towns in the province of Arezzo.
Arezzo's old center is a pedestrian zone. You can park your rental car at one of the municipal parking lots outside the old city walls and explore the center by foot. Parking rates are low: you pay about € 10 for a whole day.
Arezzo has a good choice of accommodations ranging from a youth hostel and some basic guesthouses to luxurious hotels. You can also rent a Tuscan farm (Agritourism) in the city's vicinity and there are also several campsites. Having a rental car at your disposal is obviously convenient in this case.
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