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Arezzo: history

Arezzo was born as an Etruscan settlement in the 4th century B.C...


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HISTORY

In the Roman period it had a great importance as a military station along Via Cassia, but it began to decay in the early Middle Ages.

Arezzo was born as an Etruscan settlement in the 4th century B.C. and ows its name to this people.

In the Roman period it had a great importance as a military station along Via Cassia, but it began to decay in the early Middle Ages.

Its recovery as a town was due to the bishops’ power between the 9th and the 12th century.

The battle of Ciampaldino, in 1298, exactly against Florence, cost Arezzo a big defeat.

In 1098 it became a free medieval commune and started fighting against Siena and Florence.

The battle of Ciampaldino, in 1298, exactly against Florence, cost Arezzo a big defeat.

In the 14th century the town passed under the control of the Medicean signoria. Only with the unity of Italy Arezzo flourished again, both from the economic and the administrative points of view.





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