The Collesu is located in Arezzo, Chianti, embraced by the woods of the Tuscan Apennine and plains of the Val di Chiana. It is perfect for a holiday in nature, or to feed the mind with beautiful landscapes.
Cooking lessons, wine tasting and beautiful music. Hospitality, passion for the tuscan tradition and music are just some of the ingredients expertly blended by Raffaella, sommelier and lyrical soprano, to make your holiday at Collesu an unforgettable experiences.
You will be greeted by Barbagli's family, and like many before you you will remember an atmosphere of serene conviviality. At Collesu you can enjoy the privacy of a 65 square meter apartment, but also the warm embrace of an old-style hospitality.
The State Archaeological Museum Cilnio Gaius Maecenas.
This is the most important archaeological museum in Arezzo.
Dedicated to Gaius Maecenas Cilnio from Arezzo, important character of Rome in the time of Augustus, from which comes the word patronage, since 1937 is housed in the former monastery of San Bernardo, built on the ruins of the Roman amphitheater of the II century AD.
The museum is spread over two floors, the ground floor is dedicated to Etruscan and Roman times, with the first two rooms displaying artifacts of Arezzo and its area, from the Villanovan to Hellenism.
On the first floor are kept the objects of applied art and everyday.
The Bacci's chapel
It is located inside the Basilica of San Francesco.
"Legend of the True Cross" is a cycle of frescoes preserved in the main chapel of the Basilica of San Francesco. Started by Bicci di Lorenzo, he was painted especially by Piero della Francesca between 1452 and 1466, which made it one of the masterpieces of Renaissance painting.
The Ivan Bruschi foundation
This Foundation is a benchmark in the field of antiques and provides a quality support to the many cultural activities of Arezzo.
The House Museum of Ivan Bruschi, located in the fourteenth century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo in front of the parish church of Santa Maria, home to the eclectic collection of Ivan Bruschi made up of ten thousand pieces of furniture, paintings, sculptures, books, real, ceramics, Argenteri, jewelry , work tools and coins.
The house also dedicates children a guided tour route by special content, culminating in recreational and educational activities within an area set up specifically for the "small collectors".
The Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art
This museum of Arezzo was established in 1963, but regularly opened to the public only in 1985.
It is located above the sacristy of the Cathedral of San Donato. In 2011 he was transferred within the Bishop's Palace.
The Museum displays works of art and liturgical objects, dating from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, from the cathedral and the churches of the diocese, significant for the history and knowledge of the religious and artistic culture of Arezzo.
The State Museum of Medieval and Modern Art
The State Museum of Medieval and Modern Art in Arezzo is located in the Renaissance Palazzo Bruni-Ciocchi and houses paintings, ceramics and glass objects of medieval and renaissance eras.
The museum contains works coming mostly from collections belonging to the Lay Fraternity, charitable association founded in 1262, and the Municipal Art Gallery of Arezzo. The exhibition is spread over three floors of the building.
The two rooms on the ground floor guard sculptures and fragments of medieval tombstones, columns, capitals and statues from the Cathedral and other churches of Arezzo.
The rooms on the first floor are dedicated to the art mediaval and Renaissance, while the second floor displays paintings from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.
The exhibition is completed collections of Renaissance majolica with some pharmaceutical vessels coming from the Monastery of Camaldoli.
It is a palace of Arezzo located in Via XX Settembre 55. It was the family residence of the painter, architect and art historian Giorgio Vasari and preserves valuable frescoes.
The artist bought this house around 1540 and lived there for short periods, either by intervening directly in the finishing work, that of decoration, including the dispersed group of furnishings. Vasari also designed a facade that was never realized.
As among the best preserved in the artist's home region and home of Mannerism, it was owned by the heirs of the Vasari until their extinction in 1687, when it passed to the Lay Fraternity.
Sold to a private family, Brozzi, in 1897 he passed to Paglizzi and eventually was bought by the state in 1911, who made it a public museum. it is also home to the Vasari Archive.