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Close to the Cathedral, we can also see the Communal Building, that it the old Palace of the Priori, dating back to 1333, with a powerful, adjacent Tower from 1337. From here, going down towards vai Cesalpino, we come to the Church f S. Francesco, a Gothic construction, which in its interior, houses one of the masterpieces of the history of Italian painting: the Cycle of Frescoes by Pieor della Francesca, which tells the story of the Legend of the Cross, carried out between 1453 and 1464.

The other main road of Arezzo is the Corso Italia, which in the higher part, preserves its medieval aspect and allows entry to the Pieve di S. Maria, the most beautiful medieval church of Arezzo, and one of the best Roman examples in Tuscany. The apse side of the church (a noteworthy example of logge architecture) stretches out into the Piazza Grande (G. Vasari Square): a huge, irregular square, surrounded by porches and lined with houses and mansions from both the Medieval and Renaissance eras, which belonged to the Bourgeois and Nobility.

Arezzo is a typical Italian City, which you can mainly explore by keeping to its narrow streets and exiting from its canonical routes; because they offer characteristic glimpses and above all, because their appearance has remained unchanged. Like this, we can also find other interesting places to visit: the via Garibaldi, with its semi-circular course, which surrounded the old nucleus of the City, the Medieval Church dedicated to S. Domenico, and which houses the beautiful painted Crucifix, work of Cimabue (1260/65), the Archaeological Mecenate Museum (Etruscan and Roman Exhibitions) and the Gallery and Museum of Medieval and Modern periods, (Tuscan works from the 13th-19th Centuries).

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