From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Florence is available on Air France and Lufthansa. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $786.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 39 (country code for Italy) and the local number.
WHAT TO DO
Walking tour of Arezzo: The Tourism Board offers a two-hour guided tour in English on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Cost: $14.50 per person. Tours begin at the Tourist Information Office, 28 Piazza della Repubblica, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE TO STAY
La Corte del Re, 5 Via Borgunto, Arezzo; 0575-401603, http://www.lacortedelre.com. Nine studio apartments, some overlooking the Piazza Grande, all with private baths and kitchenettes. High-season weekly rates start at $1,032. Rates may be slightly higher for the antiques fair weekend.
Hotel Continentale, 7 Piazza Guido Monaco, Arezzo; 0575-20251, http://www.hotelcontinentale.com. Centrally located, renovated 1950s hotel with panoramic views from the roof garden. Doubles from $154.
WHERE TO EAT
La Torre di Gnicche, 8 Piaggia San Martino, Arezzo; 0575-352035. Small plates of tasty food (soups, antipasti, entrees, $9-15), this cozy restaurant is just off the Piazza Grande is known for its excellent wine list.
Gastronomia Il Cervo, 38/40 Via Cavour (just beyond the western edge of Piazza San Francesco); 0575- 20872. A combination take-out and eat-in restaurant. If eating in, place your order downstairs and you will be served upstairs in one of the two small dining rooms. $10-$25.
TO LEARN MORE
Arezzo tourism office, 28 Piazza della Repubblica, Arezzo; email@example.com. There is a smaller tourist office on the Piazza Grande under the loggia.