A land rich in art, history, science and magic. A landscape of rare charm dotted with medieval parish churches and castles, where Etruscans and Romans once lived. You will walk in the footsteps of Piero della Francesca, Signorelli, Michelangelo, Masaccio, Cimabue, Petrarca, meeting Guido Monaco, Giorgio Vasari, and Francesco Redi. Villa La Ripa is located in Antria, at the foot of Arezzo in the most hidden and fascinating Tuscany. Not far from Florence and Siena, the province offers extraordinary cultural and landscape attractions, without the chaos that you will find in other areas of Tuscany in Summer.
In the majestic Piazza Grande in Arezzo and in the streets of a historic town centre, where time stands still, you can breathe culture and charm. We cannot forget the great antiques fair (which is held on the first Sunday of the month and the Saturday before) as well as the ancient battle of the “Giostra del Saracino” (Saracen joust).
And all around, the unique landscapes of Casentino, Valdarno and Valdichiana.
The province of Arezzo is also characterised by territories with a high wine vocation.
These lands have always produced excellent wines, the eight Denominations of Controlled Origin (DOC) are a clear demonstration of it. Red wines have always been the most known and appreciated ones, thanks to their freshness, but also the white wines denote great personality and a unique territorial expression.
The variety of climates in the different valleys makes Arezzo an extremely varied microcosm and rich in terms of wine production, ranging from Pinot Nero to Sangiovese to Syrah, from sparkling wines to the rich Trebbiani and Chardonnay.
Actually, as Carducci said, "Arezzo would be enough for the glory of Italy".
The Wine Route is characterised by naturalistic, cultural and historical attractions, as well as by vineyards and cellars of single or associated farms that are open to the public and promoted and governed by the regulations of Tuscany Region.
The Wine Route “Terre di Arezzo” is a way to strengthen the culture of the quality of welcome and hospitality. It is a non-profit association established in May 2000 with the aim of promoting and creating initiatives to give value to the wine of “Terre di Arezzo”. It enhances the oenological, gastronomic, historical and environmental peculiarities that distinguish the Wine Route “Terre di Arezzo”; it informs and assists its members; it directly and indirectly carries out informative and training activities aimed at giving value to the oenological, gastronomic, historical and environmental peculiarities that distinguish the Wine Route.
The Wine Route “Terre di Arezzo” organises and coordinates the individuals’ advertising work and specifies standardised quality criteria common to all members.