• Marvel at Piero della Francesca’s frescoes in the Church of San Francesco
  • Witness the thrilling Giostra del Saracino medieval joust
  • Explore the imposing Medicean Fortress and enjoy panoramic city views
  • Discover ancient history at the Roman Amphitheatre


Arezzo stands proudly at the intersection of four enchanting valleys. This charming hilltop city, with roots dating back to the Etruscan period, offers an authentic Tuscan experience. Wander through winding streets lined with medieval architecture, and embrace the town’s deep connection to St. Francis, evident in the magnificent frescoes in the Church of San Francesco.

Off Trail
296 meters
Services Available:
ATM / Bancomat
Pharmacy (Farmacia)
Grocery & Market
Church & Sacred Sites
Food & Bar

Culture & History

Arezzo, a city rich in ancient and modern history, is a treasure trove of Etruscan, Roman, and medieval artifacts. The town’s Etruscan origins can be traced back to the 9th century B.C., and its strategic location along the Roman Via Cassia ensured its significance throughout the centuries. The Church of San Francesco houses the renowned Early Renaissance fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca, depicting the Legend of the True Cross. The grand Piazza Grande hosts the Giostra del Saracino, a medieval jousting tournament that takes place twice a year, featuring knights from rival neighborhoods competing for the prestigious Golden Lance.

Events & Festivals

The Giostra del Saracino takes place on the third Sunday of June and the first Sunday of September. This authentic medieval jousting tournament, complete with historic costumes and lively medieval music, attracts numerous spectators. Be sure to book accommodations in advance to secure a spot during this popular event.

Churches & Sacred Sites