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(200) Piazza Grande in Arezzo | by Franz St.
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(200) Piazza Grande in Arezzo

Arezzo (Latin Arretium) is an old city in central Italy.

Arezzo is set on a steep hill rising from the floodplain of the Arno. In the upper part of the town are the cathedral, the town hall and the Medici Fortress (Fortezza Medicea), from which the main streets branch off towards the lower part as far as the gates. The upper part of the town maintains its medieval appearance despite the addition of later structures.

Arezzo may have been one of the twelve most important Etruscan cities, the so-called Dodecapolis. It was described by Livy as one of the Capitae Etruriae (chief Etruscan cities).

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Taken on April 4, 2007