Roman Amphitheatre Arezzo

The Roman Amphitheater of Arezzo is located in the southern part of the walled part of the city. Today, the city’s Archaeological Museum sits on the ruins of the monument. Built in the 2nd century, the amphitheater was excavated in 1915.

Roman Amphitheatre Arezzo

Address, opening hours and admission

The address of the Anfiteatro Romano is Via Margaritone 10 – 52100 Arezzo (tel. +39 057520882). Bus: BAAS, LF1D, LF1S, LF2, LF3, LF4, LF5, LF6, LF8, LF9, LF11, LF15, LF21, LFCS2, SI330, SI381,SI391. Opening Hours (Museum): Every day from 08.30 to 19.30. Entrance fee: 6 Euro (discount: 3 Euro). Accessible to disabled people.

History and description

Roman Amphitheatre Arezzo
Roman Amphitheatre Arezzo

The Roman Amphitheater of Arezzo was built in the 2nd half of the 2nd century, when Hadrian was emperor. Excavated in 1915, it was restored several times after World War II.

Blocks of sandstone, laterizia (a longish, flat brick commonly used in Roman times) and marble were used as building materials for the oval-shaped construction. The dimensions are 121 meters in length and 68 meters in width. The 8 to 9 thousand spectators were seated on two levels.

As often happened after the collapse of the empire, the ruins of amphitheater were looted to build new structures. This happened, for example, in the 16th century with the San Bernardo Monastery, which now houses the Museo Archeologico “Gaio Cilnio Mecenate.

Stones from the amphitheater were also used in the construction of the city walls decreed by the Medici.

Only part of the grandstand and the aisles can still be seen.

Roman Amfitheatre – Via Margaritone 10, Arezzo

Palazzo delle Logge Arezzo

The Palazzo delle Logge is a historical building on the higher side of Arezzo‘s sloping central Piazza Grande. It was designed by Vasari in the 16th century. To make its construction possible, the entire square had to be modified.

Palazzo delle Logge Arezzo

Address, opening hours and admission

Address: Piazza Grande – Arezzo. Opening Hours and Admission: The building can only be viewed from the outside.

History and description

Palazzo delle Logge Arezzo
Palazzo delle Logge

The Palazzo delle Logge was designed by Vasari in 1573, one year before his death. Construction was not completed until 1595, under Alfonso Parigi.

In order to build the palace, part of the square had to be completely redesigned.

The first floor is characterized by a portico under which the entrances to a number of historic stores are located. It is also thanks to this portico that the square shows architectural balance.

In the central part of the loggia is a small staircase, which leads to the higher Piazza del Praticino.

On the left is the entrance to the Court of Assizes, which since the 19th century has had its seat in a former theater from the 16th century.

The Palazzo delle Logge is also called Logge del Vasari.

Palazzo delle Logge – Piazza Grande, Arezzo

Fortezza Medicea Arezzo

The Fortezza Medicea is located at the top of the Colle di San Donato, on the outskirts of the center of Arezzo. Thanks to its high position, one has a magnificent panorama of the entire city from the fortress. It was built in the 16th century. Napoleon had it partially destroyed three centuries later.

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