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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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Milan, Italy
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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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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Lucca
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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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Rome
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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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Melbourne
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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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Bethel, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The home of the artist & archtect Giorgio Vasari is worth visiting if you are interested in art. The paintings are beautiful & the museum is well laid out with good explainations of the artwork. There is also a walled lovely garden with a goldfish pond that you can enjoy in good weather.

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Winchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Vasari was (is) a well known 16th century artist, art historian (the first) and architect (the Uffizi).There is a good wikipedia article on him. He bought this house in 1540 and decorated it with frecoes on all the walls and ceilings. The first room is a riot of colour and pattern. It is not so successful in some of the... More

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pescara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

The house itself is not too big. However, it is a real jewel. The ceilings and walls are all frescoed - and are lovely examples of Vasari's work. Apart from a few objects, the house is not furnished but this does not mean less interesting. it might be a plus since you can walk around without the fear of knocking... More

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