Best Photography Locations in Arezzo

Arezzo is a city of about 100,000 inhabitants. Its origins date back to the Etruscans, who changed the living nucleus from a pastoral village to the city. Then became a Roman station on Cassia Street, between Florence and Cortona. The origin of the name is still dubious. Ancient Arretium, is assumed inhabited in a distant past by the Umbrian people. It seems that the base of the name, Arra, has Etruscan origins but there are no official sources to confirm the facts. The oldest traces on the territory are neolithic. In fact, a human skull was found in that period. Other traces are represented by stone splinters that were used at that time to clean up animal skins. The city is located in the eastern part of Tuscany, the ancient Etruria. Arezzo still preserves its ancient walls and with it the doors of access. Built on a hill of 290 meters high, on the highest part of the residential core we can find the ancient fortress, the Municipal Palace and the cathedral. The latter with its Gothic structure, with the high bell tower projected to the sky, make this monument a distinctive and identifying element of the city of Arezzo. It is noticeable from a distance especially if you come from one of the three valleys, Casentino, Val di Chiana and Valdarno. You can not watch the cathedral coming from the fourth valley, the Val Tiberina, because it is too far from the city. In ancient times Arezzo was one of the twelve Etruscan Lucumonie. It was 500 years before Christ.

Arezzo is also remembered as the hometown of Guido d’Arezzo, a Benedictine monk and songwriter, who invented musical notation on tetragrams, what is now called pentagram. The name of musical notes came from the first syllable of the verses of a hymn. This was dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Arezzo and its musical identity is today affirmed with many events related to music, such as

Arezzo Wave, a festival dedicated to music and polyphonic competitions dedicated to Guido d’Arezzo. The city is also an important city for the birth of the Italian language: Guizzone d’Arezzo was born in 1235. He was the author of a vernacular songwriter, considered to be a milestone in the Italian language. Even Francesco Petrarca, an innovator of 300 poetry, is originally from the city of Arezzo. The Tuscan city being rich in churches is one of the cities chosen by many couples for the celebration of their marriage.

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