Arezzo with Keti
Once an important Etruscan trading post, Arezzo was later absorbed into the Roman Empire. A free republic as early as the 10th century, it supported the Ghibelline cause in the violent battles between pope and emperor and was eventually subjugated by Florence in 1384.
Today, the city is known for its churches, museums and fabulously sloping Piazza Grande, across which a huge antiques fair spills each month. We are again with our founder, Keti Mazzi. We asked her to take us around her hometown, selecting her favorite spots. Scroll to see the city through her eyes.
🛎 Il Borro, A beautifully restored medieval village surrounded by wooded hillsides at the heart of a 750-hectare organic estate and winery owned by the Ferragamo family: Il Borro is a destination in itself.
🛎 B&B Antichemura, Lovingly restored by the Lancini family, this 13th-century ancestral home-cum-b&b sits in the historical centre of Arezzo – an oftentimes overlooked, yet quintessentially Tuscan town. Each of the six capricious guestrooms pays homage to an iconic woman of classic literature or modern cinema.
🍝 Antica Osteria l'Agania, it offers its guests a perfect Tuscan setting. Located in one of the oldest streets of the historic center, the architecture of the restaurant itself, the dishes and wines served make this restaurant an integral part of the city and its history.
🍝 Arighen Gyoza Bar, Arighen represents a tribute to Asian flavors, music and atmospheres with ingredients from the region. A perfect combination, paired with cold Japanese beer.
🍝 Octavin, ingredients that best showcase the region, combining these in dishes that not only respect the flavours of his produce but also revive traditional local techniques and include the occasional oriental influence.
🍸 Terra di Piero, located in the heart of the historic center, in that Piazza San Francesco which manages to combine aretinity and Italianness. Cristiano Duranti opened it 18 years ago and it was a happy choice: “Top quality products, good wine, company."
🍸 Tabac Club, reference point in the city for lovers of mixology: a small boutique cocktail bar with friendly and attentive staff. Nice music and vibe: in short, the aesthetic emphasizes what the card describes.
Her top 3:
🛒 NERO design gallery, limited editions, iconic furnishings and super contemporary pieces. A precious address for collectors, professionals and interior decoration enthusiasts.
🛒 Fiera dell'antiquariato, a paradise for antiques collectors. Walking among the stalls gives one surprise after another. It is a journey into timeless beauty among rare and unobtainable pieces of art, old prints and books. Sacred objects, military and naval relics.
🛒 SUGAR, a concept store located in the city centre, designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis boasts an exclusive selection from the best designers of clothes , shoes, bags and accessories for men and women.
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