Distance from Florence: 1 hour by train - 40 minutes by car
For over 40 years The Arezzo Antiques Fair is known by fans and curious.
All first weekend of every month, the center is filled with colorful stalls in a fantastic blend of antique furniture, prints curious of modern furniture and objects of our childhood.
The Antiques Fair in the inclined and irregular Piazza Grande, surrounded by crenellated towers and noble palaces, by the gallery designed by Vasari, returns to being "market" and is filled with antique dealers, collectors and curious. The courtyards of palaces and lodges come alive with stalls overflowing with all sorts of objects invade the streets and lanes, alleys and squares around the old town.
The exhibitors come from all parts of fixed and Italy are now more than 500 with their furniture, paintings, porcelain, books and antique prints, watches and clothing.
And for all the pleasure of seeking, like a big treasure hunt!
Founded in 1968, created by the antique and collector Ivan Bruschi (whose house, an immense treasure trove of valuable collections, is now a "house-museum" to visitors), the Antique Fair in Arezzo, monthly and long-term success and consolidated time.
And thanks to the success of outdoor exposure, only in Arezzo today there are over 100 antique shops, a number that in thirty years Fair has increased almost tenfold, suffice to say that in 1968 in the city, were not more than fifteen.
In addition to these workshops for researchers and collectors, many shops display selected pieces of great value and offer more marked specialization for collectors and connoisseurs, furniture and furnishings, still lifes, religious subjects in paintings, paintings of all time, and also jewels, watches silverware, books and prints, modern, scientific instruments, radios and gramophones, musical instruments, toys.
The hunt for precious object, the curiosity, the missing piece of a valuable collection, it is already open in the evening before the opening of the market - when the goods are still packed on trucks - and closes, often after heated negotiations at sunset on Sunday.