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About Arezzo

Arezzo is well positioned between Florence, Siena, Montepulciano, Perugia, Assisi… so it makes the perfect base for touring both Tuscany and Umbria. There’s a good range of accommodation to be found here, from townhouses and palazzos in the city’s historic centre, to a converted abbey, and huge Tuscan estates on the outskirts. Where you book will depend on whether you like to stay in the heart of the action, or whether you prefer things a little more low-key and rustic!

Arezzo doesn’t sit at the top of a hill, it runs along the side of a hill, so it still has that Tuscan stepped look, but without as many development restrictions as some of its neighbours. This means that while the historic centre offers rich pickings of Renaissance palazzos and Romanesque churches, the city’s periphery offers more in the way of conveniences. Most visitors come to admire the architecture and the Piero della Francesca murals in the Bacci Chapel of the Basilica San Francesco, but it is also well known for its great shops where you can pick up anything from clothes and jewellery to antiques. Indeed it hosts one of Italy's biggest antique fairs on the first weekend of every month.

Don't forget that Tuscany is hugely busy in the peak summer months, so if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Arezzo, you'll need to get organised and book early.

The Best Places to Stay in Arezzo

Within Histoic Arezzo

  • The Graziella Patio Hotel is an historic townhouse, sympathetically converted into a 13 room hotel. The rooms and suites feel contemporary, but feature the odd original feature — terracotta tiled floors, beamed ceilings etc — so that it still feels like a grand place to stay. Some of the rooms have private hot tubs or saunas, and they offer massages and other beauty treatments, so we recommend the Graziella to couples, but it’s also a great value pick within Arezzo.

For a Villa in the Countryside

  • Il Borro is a 700 hectare Tuscan estate, once owned by the Medicis, with an elegant villa turned hotel, and adjacent farm buildings turned apartment suites. The magic of Il Borro is the way modern comforts have been wound into the estate’s original, medieval features. All in there are 22 rooms and suites. Plus three restaurants: one a cafe, one gourmet and one traditionally Tuscan. You'll also find a billiards room, a pool and sauna, and incredible views.
  • Badia di Pomaio is what you get when you cross a beautiful, rough hewn Tuscan stone abbey, with Scandinavian design aesthetics, and it works really well. Soft plastered walls and exposed beamed ceilings look fresh against pale wood floors, crisp white linen and minimal furnishings. Its 14 rooms and suites are all unique, but all light and spacious, and there’s a very elegant lounge, plus a bar, restaurant and terrace, so lots of communal space. The Tuscan cuisine is authentic, and the wine cellar excellent. A luxury, romantic pick.

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Travel Information

  • Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi International Airport is the closest international airport to Arezzo, and from there it’s about an hour away by train or car.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.
  • Summer is the most popular time to visit Arezzo, when temperatures head for around 27° C each day, and there’s plenty of sunshine and clear skies. This corresponds with the busiest time to visit Tuscany generally, so if you want Arezzo to yourself we recommend coming a bit before, or a bit after summer. Or Christmas which is beautiful and cheerful, or Easter, which is a huge celebration — both offer plenty in the way of festivities.

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Best Hotels in Arezzo

  • Graziella Patio Hotel Arezzo 13 rooms from £117

    Local exploring  -  The property is right in the historic centre of Arezzo, so all the highlights are close by
    City Style  -  Individually designed rooms, all inspired by travel writer Bruce Chatwin
    Romantic Break  -  For romantics there are rooms with private in room hot tubs or saunas
    Sights nearby  -  Basilica of San Francesco, Cathedral of Arezzo, Vasari's House are all close by

    A spectacular historic townhouse with beautiful contemporary classic interiors. Rooms and suites have elegant furnishings, some with private hot tubs, and all the mod cons. Specialist thermo beauty treatments and massages. A romantic spot for couples that want to be pampered head to toe. See More

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  • Il Borro Arezzo (San Giustino) 22 rooms from £226

    Historic  -  The home of various Italian dynasties, including the Medici family, and also at an important geographical juncture in Tuscany
    Garden  -  Over 100 acres of vineyards, olive groves and verdant hills
    Restaurant  -  3 different restaurants for quick lunches, gourmet or traditional cuisine
    Views  -  Views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside from all over the estate
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Relais & Chateaux

    700 hectares of medieval Tuscan estate rich in history. Whether apartments in the farmhouse or suites in the villa, Il Borro's magic is its ability to transport you back centuries while having all the hallmarks of a luxury hotel, as reflected in authentically rustic rooms and unrivalled amenities. See More

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  • Badia di Pomaio Arezzo 14 rooms from £260

    Romantic Break  -  With beautifully styled rooms and suites, plus gourmet food and views to die for, romance is in the air!
    Local exploring  -  A great base whether you want to explore the surrounding countryside or pop in to nearby Arezzo
    Boutique  -  This stunning property boasts plenty of period features seamlessly combined with slick modern interiors
    Restaurant  -  Traditional Tuscan classics with many of the vegetables and herbs grown on site
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A fantastic luxury hotel in the heart of Tuscany, this renovated 17th century abbey boasts chic romantic bedrooms and beautiful gardens, an excellent wine cellar and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Perfect for a lazy summer holiday exploring the region. Honeymooners, couples, and destination weddings. See More

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