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Festivals and Events in Arezzo

Saracen Joust Arezzo annually puts on events that attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. With his soul Goliardia and medieval, his noble spirit, Arezzo will show the tourists as a city friendly and festive secretly. The most important folkloric events of Arezzo is the Saracen Joust , Held in Piazza Grande the first Sunday in September.

Here we put at the disposal of tourists who chose Arezzo as its goal the holidays, a list of major festivals and events held at Arezzo during the year.

To fully enjoy the folk events, we advise tourists to book at one of the many hotels or bed and breakfast at least one week before the event, given the large influx of tourists that recall.


Old town, every first Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday.

Saracen Joust

Piazza Grande, penultimate Saturday of June and the first Sunday in September.
Equestrian game that has its roots in the Middle Ages, which simulates the struggle of knights against Arab marauder.

Polyphonic choral

Last week of August
Dedicated to Guido Monaco, participating choirs high level come from all over the world.

Useful numbers for tourists

Agency for Tourism of Arezzo
Piazza Risorgimento, 116
Telephone 0575 23952 / 3 - Fax 0575 28042

Tourist Information
Piazza della Repubblica, 28
Phone 0575 377678 - Fax 0575 20839

Getting there

In Car

By Train
Railway: Roma-Milan stop Arezzo.
The Railways LFI bring into communication with Arezzo Casentino and Valdichiana.

In Plane
The airport of Pisa is far from Arezzo about 167 Km
The Florence airport is far from Arezzo about 77 Km

Joust of the Saracen