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Arezzo

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Arezzo (UK: /əˈrɛts, æˈr-/ ə-RET-soh, arr-ET-soh, US: /ɑːˈr-/ ah-RET-soh,[3] Italian: [aˈrettso])[lower-alpha 1] is a city and comune in Italy and the capital of the province of the same name located in Tuscany. Arezzo is about 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of Florence at an elevation of 296 metres (971 ft) above sea level. As of 2022, the population was about 97,000.[6]

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Arezzo
Comune di Arezzo
Piazza Grande; from left: Santa Maria della Pieve, the old Tribunal Palace and the Lay Fraternity
Location of Arezzo
Arezzo
Location of Arezzo in Tuscany
Arezzo
Arezzo (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°27′48″N 11°52′42″E
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceArezzo (AR)
Frazionisee list
Government
  MayorAlessandro Ghinelli (FI)
Area
  Total386.25 km2 (149.13 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2020)[2]
  Total100,734
  Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
DemonymAretini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
52100
Dialing code0575
Patron saintSaint Donatus of Arezzo
Saint day7 August
WebsiteOfficial website
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Known as the city of gold and of the high fashion, Arezzo was home to artists and poets such as Giorgio Vasari, Guido of Arezzo and Guittone d'Arezzo and in its province to Renaissance artist Michelangelo.[7] In the artistic field, the city is famous for the frescoes by Piero della Francesca inside the Basilica of San Francesco, and the crucifix by Cimabue inside the Basilica of San Domenico.[8] The city is also known for the important Giostra del Saracino, a game of chivalry that dates back to the Middle Ages.[9]