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An easy day trip from Florence, Arezzo has all the charm of popular Italian towns, minus all the crowds. It has plenty of Roman history (including an amphitheater and an archaeological museum), churches and cathedrals and art museums. The city comes alive in the summer with festivals like the Joust of the Saracen, in which the town is divided into four groups that compete for a grand prize. If you're in Italy to shop, Arezzo's Piazza Grande hosts a 500-exhibit antiques fair every month.