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Piazza Grande

Piazza Grande, Arezzo, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Arezzo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, Shopping
Description: The spacious and lovely main square features the Town Hall, which dates back to the 6th century.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stumbled upon the piazza by descending some very unassuming steps in the centre alleyway so we really did go "wow" when we saw where it led. Looks very much like a little Siena, but much less crowded.

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SF Peninsula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It's a pretty big piazza. It's surrounded by some very impressive old buildings. It's also quite a slope, the first thing Americans might think of when laying out a plaza in a town is "get the laser levels and the Cat D9s out here and let's get this place level" but that obviously wasn't a priority for Arezzans back in... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Beautiful old square with some quaint antique shops around and a range of restaurants 'under the arches'.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Arrived on the day of the monthly Antiques Fair; more like a huge Car Boot. This made seeing the frontage of many building extremely difficult and also meant the town was crowded.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited Arezzo recently and really enjoyed the whole area. Piazza Grande is the main square which is so nice. It has impressive buildings, restaurants and cafes surrounding it where you can sit and take in the wonderful sights and the atmosphere. It is very clean and has an `up market` feel to it. It is very classy. Would certainly recommend... More

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Gorgeous piazza. Beautiful little stores but not too crowded. Great place to grab a apertivo or do a little window shopping. Does not have the crowded feel of the piazzas in Siena, Firenze, or Lucca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I spent a lot of my recent week in Arezzo sitting under the loggia in Caffé Vasari gazing out across the piazza. We were there in early May. The weather was cool, so sometimes in the mornings and evenings we would have the piazza completely to ourselves. The church of Santa Maria della Pieve is one of my two,or three... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Piazza Grande is the wonderful heart of Arezzo, one of Italy's most charming towns. Surrounded by shops and cafes, flanked by an arcade and surrounded by medieval buildings decorated with the flags of the various families or clans of the town, it is often the site of open air concerts and various "spettacoli", as it was the day we were... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I honestly have no idea why Arezzo isn't more popular with tourists. The town's main piazza, Piazzaa Grande, where scenes from La vita e' bella were filmed, is stunning. The church of San Francesco is beautiful, and there are several shops and restaurants to choose from. If you are interested in the local wine industry, there are many estates to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Arezzo is called an anomaly among hill town which is precisely the the reason for its magnetic draw for this intrepid visitor. It stands above the meeting place of three fertile Tuscan valleys near where the Arno veers north towards Florence. Fragments of its walls describe its perimeters in Etruscan,Roman and medieval times,but now the city has spilled beyond the... More

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