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At No.4 of this street lived Alessandro del Vita. Self-educated, he was a talented man of letters and, fascinated by local history, he dedicated himself to spreading information about the artistic and cultural heritage of Arezzo. His many interests, which ranged over different fields (literature, art, history, archeology), brought him important appointments and recognition, such as the ‘premio nazionale Marzotto’ for essay-writing, which he received a few years before his death. He particularly distinguished himself in his study evaluating Giorgio Vasari and Pietro Aretino. In this ambit he founded in 1927 a magazine of history and art criticism called ‘Il Vasari’. President of the Tourist Board for the Province of Arezzo, during the last war he dedicated himself to the protection of works of art and many of these were saved thanks to his commitment.


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