Tuscany Sights

Casa di Giorgio Vasari

  • Via XX Settembre 55 Map It
  • Arezzo
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), the region's leading mannerist artist, architect, and art historian, designed and decorated this house after he bought it in 1540. He ended up not spending much time here, since he and his wife moved to Florence in 1554. Today the building houses archives on Vasari, and underwhelming works by the artist and his peers are on view. In the first room, which Vasari called the "Triumph of Virtue Room," a richly ornamented wooden ceiling shows Virtue combating Envy and Fortune in a central octagon. Frescoes on the walls depict, among other things, Extravagance, Charity, the Fire of Troy, and a panorama of a Rome cow field.

Sight Information


Via XX Settembre 55, Arezzo, Tuscany, 52100, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 8:30–7:30, Sun. 8:30–1:30; last entrance 30 min before closing

Published 04/24/2016


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