Investing in Arezzo
L 'Arezzo economy is characterized mainly by the tertiary sector, the main economic engine of the province, followed by' industry which represents 36% of provincial value added, qualified small business specializing in the manufacture of textiles and jewelery.
The province of Arezzo covers 14% of Tuscany UAA (Utilized Agricultural Area), although a ' economy is predominantly secondary and tertiary, is a province of the most agricultural of the region.
The Province of Arezzo has a very good condition with regard to the labor market: an unemployment rate equal to 4.4% (in 2004), with an average of less than 5.2% at regional level.
In a socio-economic, agriculture has a 'very important despite affecting only 2.5% to regional level and 4% at provincial level, it being an essential component of agro-industrial sector: the whole business of agriculture constitutes 20% of the GDP of the 'whole economic system.
Agricultural businesses have applied for new routes in terms of production techniques and diversification of business, leading to improved quality of production and encouraging the development of ' agricolura environmentally friendly and the expansion of the agri sector.
Agricultural production structure
The Province of Arezzo is a surface of 3232 square km, equivalent to 14.1% of the region.
39% of the territory is covered by forests, 39% of agricultural area, with 22,980 farms surveyed in 2000, and the remaining 22% is urbanized territory.
Main areas of agriculture:
- permanent crops
- herbaceous crops
- industrial plants
- service delivery
E 'un sector still booming across the province, for entrepreneurs and the farm sector still represents a new source of income, with wide margins.
Art and Culture in Arezzo: monuments, churches, works of art
Santa Maria delle Grazie: is a church of Arezzo. In the past just where today stands the Church was a pagan shrine. The church was built between 1435 and 1444 from designs by Domenico factor of a single nave with vaulted ceilings and apse little deeper.
Dating between 1477 and 1481 is the fresco of Pope Sixtus IV on the throne with the Cardinal Gonzaga and Cardinal Piccolomini in place to grant the request by Priori indulgence for those who frequent the shrine of Lorentino d'Andrea. On the right side, after the death of San Bernardino (1444) was added to the chapel dedicated to him.
The Basilica of St. Francis is another important church in Arezzo, famous for the legend of the True Cross, a cycle of frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the chapel. The basilica, in stones and bricks, is situated in Piazza di San Francesco.
On the walls of the chapel between 1453 and 1464 Piero della Francesca painted "The Legend of the True Cross."
The Church also contains a crucifix, a work by a contemporary of Cimabue.
The Medici Fortress, located on the hill of San Donato is some significant example of 'defensive military architecture of the sixteenth century.
The building is included in the boundary wall and consists of an irregular pentagonal shaped to fit the ground with the ramparts of different setting of considerable height. The Fortress is a view of the city on the Arno Valley.
Arezzo are also many museums of great interest town.
The archaeological museum, housed in a building of the sixteenth century, built on the ruins dell 'Anfiteatro Romano. Inside are preserved Etruscan and Roman numismatic collections, Etruscan and Greek vases, sculptures, and especially of the precious "vases coral" in relief, prehistoric. Front of the museum you can admire the ruins of the Roman imperial era.
The Diocesan Museum houses works of religious art from the cathedral and the churches of the diocese. It contains gold, vestments, choir, illuminated by 13-19 century, frescos, sculptures and paintings by artists like Spinello Aretino, Bartolomeo della Gatta, and Lorentino d'Arezzo Vasari.
Special events: exhibitions, events, music festivals
- Fair: in the historical center on the first Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday.
- Fair dipper: 9, 10 and September 11.
- Polyphonic choral dedicated to Guido Monaco. Held on the last week of August, participating in high-level choirs from all over the world.
- Arezzo Wave: expression of avant-garde music that recalls every summer music lovers from all over Italy. For information visit www.arezzowave.com