The oldest and largest
The Antiques Fair of Arezzo is the oldest in the country. Since 1968, uninterruptedly, every first Saturday and Sunday of the month, the Piazza Grande and streets of the historic city center are home to a wide variety of items that make up the historical heritage of our identity, giving fans and employees the pleasure of la trouvaille, i.e. finding rare and unusual pieces.
The first Antique Fair was held on 2 June 1968, the day of the Republic, becoming the first event of its type in Italy. Even after so many years, it remains the largest in the country, and has been held uninterruptedly from one month to the next. After the WWII bombings that destroyed a number of buildings, the higher part of the city was run down and neglected. The Fair helped bring back life to the Piazza Grande, after even the historic Saturday market was discontinued.
You’ll find plenty of opportunities to find something to buy among the 300 antique stalls, selling modern and vintage antiques. Hundreds of exhibitors offer thousands of visitors from all over the world their artwork, furniture, jewelry, watches, books and antique prints, musical scores and instruments, toys, and every kind of collectibles. If you’re not passionate about antiques, fear not, the fair offers a vast assortment of modern, vintage and quality craftsmanship.
The Antique Fair of Arezzo has always been and to this day is considered “the largest and best” of antique outdoor markets, thanks to the extraordinary historical and architectural context in which it takes place.