I love Arezzo. It’s a Tuscan town that is mostly overlooked by travelers and tourists. Maybe that’s why it’s so endearing to me. You can walk around town and not hear a word of English being spoken. You’ll be surrounded by Italian families strolling through town, going about their every day activities. If you stay for more than a few days you begin to feel like one of the locals and may even be a bit perturbed when the once a month antique market sets up shop and for two days the town is overrun by visitors.
I passed by this building on Corso Italia (Arezzo’s main drag) many days as I walked around town. I’ve always been fascinated with the family crests displayed on the edifice. I often wonder about the families associated with these emblems and wonder what part they played in the history of the town.
And what about this one? Could it have belonged to the villain of Arezzo?