1 – Piazza Grande
Piazza Grande, also known as Piazza Vasari, is the heart of Arezzo. Its most notable feature is its trapezoidal form and its slope that follows the lay of the land. The square is fronted by buildings from different eras, from the medieval to the Baroque. In June and September, it is the venue for the Giostra del Saracino, or Saracen Joust, a historic re-enactment that recalls the battles of the medieval knights against the Arab raiders.
2 – The Legend of the True Cross
In Piazza San Francesco, in the basilica of the same name (in actuality, a small church in stone and brick), you’ll find the Bacci Chapel with its extraordinary frescoes by Piero della Francesca narrating the Legend of the True Cross. Absolutely not to be missed: the fresco cycle is justly considered one of the absolute masterpieces of Italian art.