Not To Be Missed

■ Basilica di San Francesco: Don't let the grumpy entrance guards put you off enjoying the Legend of the True Cross (see page 206).

■ Passeggio del Prato: Peaceful park at the top of the city with stunning views over the Val di Chiana (see page 208).

■ Duomo: Imposing Gothic mass flanked by the steps of Life is Beautiful fame (see page 230).

■ Coffee breaks Renaissance-style: Pull up a chair in Vasari's celebrated loggia for views over the gently sloping Piazza Grande (see page 212).

■ Creative streets: Take a wander up Via Borgunto to see the artisans at work (see page 211).

■ Santa Maria della Pieve: Check out the church's funky tower (see page 207).

■ Antique central: Back to the future with Arezzo's renowned antiques market (see page 211).

■ Cool tunnels: Escape the summer heat in the Fortezza Medicea (see page 333).

■ Chiesa di San Domenico: Barren church with a gilded treasure (see page 209).

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