AREZZO PROVINCE | TUSCANY Region
The province of Arezzo or Arretium, is the easternmost province in the Tuscany region of northern Italy. Its capital is the city of Arezzo. The province is bordered by the regions of Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, and the provinces Siena and Florence of Tuscany. It has a total population of about 347,000 in 37 comuni (singular: comune), and a density of 107.2 people per square kilometer. The north of the province of Arezzo contains the Pratomagno and Casentino mountain ranges and valleys, and the southern areas of the region contain the fertile Tiber and Chiana valleys. It is believed that the province was a major Etruscan urban centre known as Arretium, and a wall was built around the province in this period of rule.
The Province of Arezzo is vast and varied: the terrain ranges from flatlands to hillsides to mountains. It is where four valleys meet: Valtiberina, Valdichiana, Valdarno and Casentino. Of these, the Casentino valley boasts a National Park of Casentino Forests - Monte Falterona - Campigna, one of the twenty Italian protected areas covering 34,600 hectares between the regions of Tuscany and Emilia. Here one is free to wander and to walk the spiritual streets of the Verna Sanctuary or of the Camaldoli Monastery.