The two most important museums of Arezzo are the State Museum of Medieval and Modern Art and the former house of Vasari converted into a museum. The city’s Archaeological Museum is also well worth a visit.
Casa del Vasari
The former House of Vasari (Casa del Vasari) is located on Via XX Settembre, near Piazza San Domenico. Today it houses the Museo di Casa Giorgio Vasari, dedicated to the artist. Much of the house was painted with frescoes by the artist and writer himself.
Medieval and Modern Art Museums
The State Museum of Medieval and Modern Art (Museo Nazionale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna) is housed in the Palazzo Bruni Ciocchi. The collection ranges from the 8th (tombstones) to the 20th century. Many works of art once hung or stood in the churches of Arezzo.
National Archaeological Museum
Arezzo’s National Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Statale Gaio Cilnio Mecenate) is housed in an old 14th century monastery built on the ruins of a Roman Amphitheater. The oldest objects in the collection date back to Etruscan times.
Ivan Bruschi Museum
The Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi is housed in the 14th century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. The exhibition consists of the highly eclectic collection of art left by this antiquarian at his death.
Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art
The Museo Diocesano D’Arte Sacra is located in the small square behind the bell tower of the San Donato Cathedral. The museum exhibits spiritual art. The collection covers the period from the 12th to the 19th century.
Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery
The Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea has been in existence since 1962. The seat of the museum is a former hotel, the art is mainly Tuscan.