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Arezzo - Arezzo, Italy

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Arezzo - Arezzo, Italy

Arezzo - Wikipedia

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Arezzo (UK, ae’r-/ @RET-soh. arr-ET–soh. US: /a/'r/ ah–RET-soh. [3] Italian: “a’retso”] is a comune and city in Italy. It is also the capital of the Tuscany province. Arezzo lies approximately 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Florence, at an elevation 296 metres (971 feet) above sea level. The population was approximately 99,000.

Livy described Arezzo as one of the Capita Etruriae, or Etruscan capitals. [Who?] One of the 12 most important Etruscan cities, the so-called Dodecapolis (part of the Etruscan League), was it? The Etruscan remains show that the Etruscans occupied the small hill above San Donatus that was the acropolis San Cornelio. Other important Etruscan evidence includes parts of walls and an Etruscan Necropolis on Poggio del Sole (still called \"Hill of the Sun\") and, most famously, the two bronzes \"Chimera of Arezzo\", (5th century BC), and \"Minerva\", (4th century BC), which were both discovered in the 16th Century and brought to Florence. The Etruscan nobles of Arezzo also received elite goods from Greece through increased trade links. Unsurpassed is the Euphronios-painted krater depicting a battle with Amazons (in Museo Civico Arezzo 1465) [citation needed]

In 311 BC, Arretium was conquered by the Romans and became a military post on the via Cassia. This road allowed Rome to expand into the basin of Po. Arretium supported Marius (157-86 BC) during the Roman Civil War. The victorious Sulla, c. 138-78 BC, established a colony from his veterans in the half demolished city of Arretium Fidens (\"Faithful Arretium\"), which was the road that allowed Rome to expand into the basin of the Po. Gaius Cilnius Mecenas, the name that has been eponymous as \"patron for the arts\", was a noble Aretine Etruscan descendant. Arretium Vetus (\"Old Arretium\") was the third-largest Italian city during the Augustan period. It was well-known for its distinctive Arretine pottery, bucchero-ware made of dark clay, and red-painted vase (the \"coral\" vase).