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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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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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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The antiques market will take you the entire day, and you still won't see all of the stalls, but you can decide ahead what you want to shop for (art? Lace? Clocks? Furniture?) and narrow your focus. A guide is published with the hundreds of antiques sellers all listed and categorized, for ease of use. And on all the other... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Most Brit tourists will see the Paglia in Siena, but I think this, though much smaller, is every bit as charming - with the added bonus of being filled with Italians rather than tourists (excepting me, of course!!)

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This Piazza was chosen for a few shots taken for La Vita é Bella, and if you liked the movie you'll love walking around the city and specially by the Piazza. It is really a charming place which will truly make you feel inside the movie.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

One of the most beautiful and unique piazzas in Italy. Outside of the newer part of the city, nothing in Arezzo is flat and this piazza reflects that, it's on a severe grade north to south. The "newest" building on the piazza is the Vasari Loggia, built in the 1500s and most of the others far predate that. All of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Lovely town, great shops and antiques. Not as many tourist is great!! Local tourist office you can even leave your luggage there. We took a train it was great time.

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