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Casa di Giorgio Vasari

Via XX Settembre 55, Arezzo, Italy
0575/409040
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Arezzo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Centreville, Virginia
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187 reviews 187 reviews
131 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In the 1540's Vasari went about decorating his small estate in Arezzo with magnificent frescoes that still remain (So this early art historian was also experimenting with interior decoration.) The master's frescoes are evocative of the period and give insight into the way this renown artist/entrepreneur lived. For one that was so famous and wealthy the house is modest and... More

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Talla, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Liked the ambience. Great food and service. Lovely views across the main piazza and surrounded by other busy restaurants

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Washington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The famous painter/ architect's house has a very interesting display about his long and varied career. The house itself give an insight into life in the 16th century.

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Milan, Italy
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the home that Vasari built in 1547, when he became famous and rich. It was profusely frescoed by himself, and the frescoes are still there. The building is now used as a museum, and it exhibits about 60 paintings of various artists of the 16th century. Although Vasari was one of the most illustrious and paid artists of... More

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Lucca
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I read Vasari's Lives at school and am re-reading them now. To see the great man's home, a person who has contributed so much to the world and knowledge of art, and to see some of his own paintings, was wonderful. It's a beautiful house, with a peaceful garden, and well worth visiting. 4 euros for entry

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Rome
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A beautiful peak into the home of one of the Renaissance's most illustrious figures. Giorgio Vasari was an artist, architect but best known for his gossipy "Lives of the Artists" a biography of the the most famous artists of the Renaissance. Vasari personally frescoed all of the walls and ceilings in this modest, two-story building with portraits of other artists/writers... More

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Melbourne
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31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Vasari's house is unassuming from the outside but inside it is a real treasure trove. The ceiling decorations are stunning and the exhibition is well-organised with interpretive panels in Italian and English. The little garden is a delight to sit in and contemplate the beauty of Tuscany

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La Plata, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I went to Arezzo as part of my pilgrimage to sites on the Piero della Francesca Trail. Vasari was not a big draw for me, and the promotional posters or brochures I saw for Casa di Vasari were not particularly enticing. I debated whether it was worth my time. But then again, I rationalized, I loved Vasari's frescoed dome of... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Not a huge place but unusual and memorable. Small helpful staff. Entrance was 4 euros, more if a combined ticket wanted. Excellent descriptions. No photos inside are allowed, rightly so if using flash!

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Arezzo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Giorgio was appointed by the Medici in Florence but he remained always linke tho his birthplace:works by him and his art collection and library including important letters bt Michelangiolo.

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