Corso Italia

Corso Italia, Arezzo: Address, Corso Italia Reviews: 4/5

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Frank Geisler 🇨🇭
Zurich, Switzerland12,838 contributions
Great shopping
Oct 2019 • Family
We spent some time during our visit in Arezzo on this nice shopping street.

All sellers were very friendly and attentive.

Reasonable prices and excellent medieval buildings made our stay very enjoyable.

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Written 5 October 2019
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Ariana
Cleveland Heights, OH139 contributions
Main Street
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is the main street in Arezzo. Lots of shops and restaurants. It's quite long and worth walking the full length to see what's going on in town.
Written 22 June 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Pedestrian shopping street
May 2019 • Couples
This is the prime shopping street in Arezzo, filled with clothing shops (especially the lust worthy Sugar - even a visit to the caffe there is worthwhile), restaurant, food shops, antiques, and more. Lovely uphill stroll.
Written 5 June 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Nice pedestrian street
Sep 2018 • Couples
Like in many other Tuscany towns, this is the main pathway that connects the lower part of the city to the historic one, usually located at the top of the hill. The street is a very nice walk, with many shops and bars along the way and even more historic sights that will draw the visitor’s attention.
Written 18 October 2018
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Paul B
Abbotsford, Canada848 contributions
Great street for strolling ...
May 2018 • Couples
Corso Italia is the main street in Arezzo. It leads from the town center up the hill towards Palazzo Pretorio and the gardens surrounding Fortezza Medicea. There are several shops and restaurants, ranging from inexpensive pizza bars to high end eateries. The paving slabs are uneven in places, but generally good for walking.
Written 30 June 2018
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,106 contributions
Corso Italia as a document of the renewal of the idea of ​​medieval Arezzo.
Apr 2018 • Business
As is proven by many previous reviews, Corso Italia attracts attention mainly because, constituting the main street that connects the oldest historical nucleus (in particular the Piazza Grande area) with the nineteenth-century expansions around the railway station, it constitutes a privileged axis for the pedestrian paths towards the historical center, by both citizens and tourists.
Furthermore, its character as a pedestrian transit route has produced on it the maximum concentration of shops (often of high level) of the ancient city, and therefore of afternoon and evening strolling; phenomenon also this noticed by many reviewers.
Having participated in a guided tour specializing in the old city's study, I was able to see Corso Italia also in a new light. Namely, as a document - along with other parts of the city (Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Grande) where the phenomenon is even more conspicuous - of architectural restorations operated in the first half of the twentieth century, and particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.
These restorations often present themselves as radical remaking rather than conservative interventions. In Corso Italia the phenomenon occurs for example in the façade of San Michele church, in the Torre della Bigazza, in the Palazzo Camaiani-Albergotti (almost in front of the "Pieve").
The maker of these interventions, or inspirer of them, is architect Giuseppe Castellucci (1863-1939), who in the last years of his life works with the strong support of the then podestà Pier Ludovico Occhini (during the fascist regime the "podestà", appointed by the government, had replaced the elected mayor).
The intention of these interventions was to give back to the city of Arezzo a stigma of medieval city with a glorious past, stigma clouded in previous centuries, when, after the conquest by Florence (1384), it was considered a secondary city. In this way it was intended to claim the significance of the city, in particular in comparison with the nearby Siena.
So, it's no coincidence the exhumation at that time (1931) also of the "Saracen Joust", a medieval martial game that, unlike the Palio di Siena, had not been practiced continuously after the eighteenth century.
Overall, a walk through Corso Italia, well oriented, allowed us to shed light also on this "reinvention" of medieval Arezzo.
Written 24 June 2018
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houstontravelingfool
Houston, TX3,491 contributions
Interesting walk
May 2018 • Friends
A lovely street lined with the typical array of shops and restaurants that leads all the way up to the duomo. We were there for the monthly antiques market and it was packed with vendors and shoppers.
Written 22 June 2018
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Peter C
Newark, DE362 contributions
Shopping Street
Apr 2018 • Couples
It extends from the modern part of the city up into the old city. A good place to walk and look at shops.
Written 29 April 2018
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Bobulus
Hampton, VA40 contributions
Main street leading to Piazza Grande
Nov 2017 • Couples
Corso Italia is located just across the street from the train station and leads directly to Piazza Grande. A large section of the street has limited acces to vehicles, so it is a pretty safe walk up the hill. The street is lined with the normal variety of shops, cafes and restaurants one finds in most Italian cities. We visited on a Saturday, so the street was full of people sitting at one of the many coffee shops, shopping, just enjoying the day.
Written 19 November 2017
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