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After you have visited Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena youre thinking about how to find some of the less visited sites and learn more about the lifestyle and culture.In this, the most comprehensive Arezzo guidebook in English. This guide helps youMoreAfter you have visited Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena youre thinking about how to find some of the less visited sites and learn more about the lifestyle and culture.In this, the most comprehensive Arezzo guidebook in English. This guide helps you . . .• decide if a site interests you,• cook with authentic recipes, many from my Italian family,• learn about Tuscan culture,• find a place to stay,• eat at good restaurants and pizzerias,• use GPS coordinates to find your way around,• participate in the evening passeggiata and Saturday market,• get an idea on the mobile accessibility of sitesAdvantages of Arezzo1 Location. Arezzo is a short 45 minute train ride to Florence- 30 minutes by car from Cortona- 60 from the Val dOrcia where many of the calendar page photos of Tuscany are found- and 90 from the wine region of Chianti. Nearby is Ponte Buriano, the bridge in the background of the Mona Lisa.2 Less Expensive. With Florence only 45 minutes away by train, you can stay in Arezzo for less. Moderately priced hotels and3 Festivals. Arezzo hosts a monthly Antique Fair, considered by many the most important in Italy with over 200 dealers winding all around the old city center. Twice a year the four neighborhoods compete in the Joust of the Saracino, complete with full Medieval regalia.4 Markets of all types. Saturday mornings are for the large open air market selling everything from food to shoes to toys to kitchen wares.Praise from Readers for earlier editions• I was delighted to find your book on the area on Amazon before our visit earlier this month.• We went to Arezzo a few years ago, but this time, armed with guidebook we visited again. I wanted to let you know how helpful the book was. I had not noticed the bas-reliefs on the barrel vault of the main door of Pieve Santa Maria or visited the Museo Ivan Bruschi before, let alone the Telecommunications Museum which, like you, we stumbled on unexpectedly.• I just finished your book and wanted to tell you I enjoyed it very much. I am planning to go to the Tuscany area next June for a wedding and it gave me a lot of usual information. Because of your book I plan on setting up shop in Arezzo for a few days.• I have your guide books which have been very useful.