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Casa di Giorgio Vasari

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Address: Via XX Settembre 55, Arezzo, Italy
Phone Number: 0575/409040
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Well worth seeing for the house and art. Garden would be lovely with some work.

This house, decorated by Vasari with amazing ceilings in all the rooms, and wonderful art from the time period hanging on the walls, is well worth seeing. The raised garden is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This house, decorated by Vasari with amazing ceilings in all the rooms, and wonderful art from the time period hanging on the walls, is well worth seeing. The raised garden is lovely, but strangely has been let go and doesn't seem to be being taken care of. I hope that is remedied soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Giorgio Vasari is Arezzo's home oy, her favorite son. Born in Arezzo in 1511' he went on to become a painter, architect, and engineer. He is most famous for his book on artists, but it is hard to go anywhere in Italy without a Vasari sighting, whether it is a monumental painting, an aqueduct, or Th Vasari portico. The house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The house designed by Giorgio Vasari for himself. Full of beautiful frescoes by Vasari and paintings by himself and other artists. Gives some idea of just how talented Vasari was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Vasari is rightly famous for his history of the great Italian artists. The house is a museum, crammed with his works and others of the period, which retains something of the atmosphere and style of his time. The adjoining gardens are also delightful. This is a must-see for anyone with a couple of hours to spare in Arezzo.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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