Discover the charming historic centre of Arezzo with this private guided tour departing from Florence, which follows the trail of the places where Roberto Benigni filmed his masterpiece "Life is Beautiful" (La Vita è Bella), winner of the best foreign language film Oscar at the Academy Award!
This private guided tour departing from Florence to discover the medieval town of Arezzo will take you to the places where Roberto Benigni filmed several scenes of his cinematographic masterpiece "Life is Beautiful" (La Vita è Bella), which won the David di Donatello Award and three Academy Awards (for best foreign film, best actor and best soundtrack).
Explore the most characteristic streets and squares of Arezzo
Depart from Florence: your private driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation. This private guided tour begins in the historic centre of Arezzo, dominated by the Cathedral (Duomo) and the Comunal Palace (Palazzo della Provincia), which both served as background for many of the scenes of the first part of the movie, starring Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi.
You will continue along the descent from the Piazza del Duomo, where has been filmed the unforgettable scene in which the protagonist, Guido Orefice, stretches an endless red carpet so that his "princess" descend the stairs. From there you will head to the next stop, which is the famous and spectacular Piazza Grande. This is one of the most impressive squares in Arezzo: here, the first weekend of every month the Antiques Fair is held, and twice a year takes place the tradition of the Saracen Joust (Giostra del Saracino), a medieval reenactment preceded by a scenic historical parade.
Join an original private visit to Arezzo, following the locations where "Life is Beautiful" was filmed
Then, you will move in front of the Loggia of Vasari (one of the most important Italian artist artist, native of Arezzo), an important example of high Renaissance architecture, just few meters from the Palace of the Lay Fraternity: here, some of the most beautiful scenes of the moviewere filmed!
A few steps away from the square you will also have the opportunity to visit the "Cartolibreria Orefice", the book shop that in the film is owned by the protagonist, Guido Orefice, the imaginative bookseller committed to defending the innocence of his child, whose life is overwhelmed by the horror of war.
Discover the hidden corners of the historical city centre
Your private guided tour departing from Florence continues through the old streets of Arezzo, searching for other places that served as the backdrop to the film, such as the Square of San Francesco, where in front of the homonymous church, is located the historic "Caffè dei Costanti", other important location of “La Vita è Bella”.
Our journey will end at the Abbey of Sts. Flora and Lucilla, a historic treasure of the city. Join this amazing tour of Arezzo through history and Italian cinematography, and discover how “life is truly beautiful in Arezzo”! At the end of the day, your private driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Florence.
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