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Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo

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Castiglion Fiorentino - ARSituated on a hilltop (345 m. above sea level), Castiglion Fiorentino has splendid views overlooking the Val di Chio and Preappenines, silvery, up to a certain altitude, with beautiful olive groves. The strategic location near the Arezzo-Chiusi way and the connection between Val di Chiana and Valtiberina, enabled the growth of a residential complex in Etruscan times (VI-V c. b.C), till it became an important castrum in Middle Ages.
It is ideally located on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, making it easy to get to the main cities in central Italy.

The old town, overlooked by the Torre del Cassero and surrounded by the city walls, preserves its medieval structure along with valuable artistic and historical works dating back as early as Etruscan times.

Castiglion Fiorentino is a lively city and hosts a series of interesting annual events.
In Easter time don't miss the Processions of Holy Week and the re-enactment of the Passion of Christ every two years. The city also hosts a whole series of events during the month of May (the Castiglionese May), which include a trade fair, exhibitions, concerts, sports competitions, festivals, and various other cultural events.
The most relevant event is maybe the Palio dei Rioni horse race that takes place every third Sunday of June. On this day, the three Rioni (districts) parade through the streets in historical costume, waving flags, ending the event with a horse race.
Finally, in Christmas time don't even miss the Live Nativity scene (Presepe Vivente), a sacred re-enactment through the most characteristic streets of the old town that takes place on the Sunday before Christmas and Boxing Day.

Tourists can also enjoy typical genuine cooking and find local organic produce, as well as a variety of craft products.

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