Museo di Casa Vasari

This is an illustrious example of an artist’s family home, where Giorgio Vasari celebrated his thinking and his art. Richly decorated with frescos and a priceless collection of Mannerist paintings, the interiors are a testimony to the highest expression of sixteenth-century artistic civilisation in Italy.

As he himself wrote in his autobiography, Vasari bought this house in 1541, describing it as “located in Arezzo, with room for making beautiful kitchen gardens, in the borgo of San Vito, which has the purest air in the city”.

After completing the architectural work, Vasari started applying himself to decorating it with his paintings in 1542, although he did not complete this until some time after 1568. Despite the fact that several centuries have passed since Vasari’s day, the building’s main interiors have been preserved substantially unchanged to this very day.

Vasari frescoed the rooms as a way of celebrating the role played by the artist, choosing scenes taken from the Bible or from mythology and numerous allegories, creating an exemplary testimony of the sixteenth-century civilisation of which he was such a major exponent.

At the beginning of the 1950s, a significant collection of paintings was also housed here, including works by Vasari himself, by his assistants and by other Tuscan artists, making the house into a small but priceless museum devoted to Mannerism.
Visitors are informed that the restoration work on the wooden ceiling of the Sala del Camino, which can now be fully visited, has been completed, as well as the refurbishment of the Vasari room and the little chapel.


The tours carry out in turns of 8 people each hour and need to be booked.
Monday: 2.15 pm – 3.20 pm – 4.25 pm – 5.30 pm – 6.35 pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.00 am – 10.10 am – 11.20 am – 12.30 am
(tel. 0575-354449, email


The tours carry out in turns of 8 people each hour following the time-table above and need to be booked.,
The audience can visit the museum and the garden in 60 minutes.
To enter the ticket office and the museum is compulsory to wear the face mask.
Visitors with particular need are requested to report them while booking.
We suggest you to come to the ticket office (entrance by street XX Settembre) 10 minutes before the tour starts for the procedure of admission. Only one person of a family unit or of a group can enter the ticket office.
We deeply recommend to not carry luggage or big backpacks.

Ticket office opening times

Mondays: 2:15 pm - 7:35 pm (last entrance at 6:35 pm);
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm (last entrance at midday and twenty);
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month: 2:15 pm - 7:35 pm ( last entrance at 6:35 pm);
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm (last entrance at midday and twenty);

Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You are invited to read carefully the visiting rules and the entrance time listed in this page.

Booking is mandatory.