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The Casa Vasari Museum is located in Arezzo, the birthplace of the famous artist and writer Giorgio Vasari. The house on four levels houses: the basement, the noble floor, the second floor and the attics. Next to the house extends the Italian garden, originally larger and dedicated to the cultivation of vegetables. Vasari frescoed the rooms of the apartment with representations and references to the role and iconography of the artist, mythologies, the bible and allegories. In 1950 the Museum was used as a museum and the respective rooms set up with a small picture gallery. The museum collection consists of murals on the walls and vaults and other panel paintings that Vasari made to decorate his home. The picture gallery houses the collection of the “studio painters”, as well as the artists who collaborated with Vasari. In particular we remember Jacopo Zucchi, Mirabello Cavalori, Francesco Morandini, Perin del Vaga, Giovanni Stradano, Carlo Portelli and Mirabello Cavalori. Vasari's house retains very few elements of original furniture, such as: the plaster Venus attributed to Bartolomeo Ammannati and the terracotta with the Roman emperor “Galba”. Inside Casa Vasari there is the Vasari Archive which preserves the documents of the "Memories" and the "Zibaldone". The Chapel and Vasari's Stanzino have been rearranged and restored in recent years and made accessible again.

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via XX settembre, 55
52100 Arezzo

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