Capolona, which rests on the border with the Pratomagno, is a beautiful spot "where the Arno turns up its nose to the Arezzo people" according to Dante. Take a look at the Parish church of Santa Maria a Sietina, dating back to the eleventh century, which preserves intriguing Gothic and Renaissance frescoes. The church can be reached along the ancient Via Romea Germanica; it’s here that the itinerary of the Tuscan stretch is divided into 7 stages.
Every March, the Marzuolo Truffle Show, dedicated to the cultivation and harvesting of the Marzuolo (or bianchetto) truffle, takes place here.
If you head along the Strada dei Setteponti del Valdarno from Arezzo, you’ll reach Castiglion Fibocchi. The village is intrinsically linked by name to the sons of Ottaviano Pazzi - otherwise known as “Bocco” - who became the owner of the castle that once stood there.
The town is, above all, renowned for its traditional Carnival, during which there are elegant and sumptuous mask parades, allowing Castiglion Fibocchi to become a miniature Tuscan Venice.The Arezzo region preserves a vast amount of Etruscan heritage, particularly in Casentino and Valdichiana Aretina, which were both chosen by the Etruscans as settlements due to their privileged geographical position.
Why not take a journey to discover the Etruscans? Here’s an itinerary from Arezzo to Cortona.
The local spots in the Valtiberina are all incredible, and we’ve decided to include some of our top recommendations here: Anghiari, an evocative medieval village famous for the depiction of the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci; and San Sepolcro, which is famous for the works of Piero della Francesca.