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Vasari house: photos, description Casa di Vasari)

Vasari house - another tourist attraction in Arezzo. In 1540, the year of the famous artist and architect Giorgio Vasari bought the house, located on via 20 Settembre and is at the stage of construction. Vasari was himself the author of the project and was responsible for its decoration and atmosphere. Today this building is a fine example of the style of Tuscan mannerism.

In 1548, the year a two-storey house was completed, and by 1550-mu was completed finish. However, Vasari could not permanently live in the house - he was traveling between Rome and Florence, in 1554, the year his wife finally settled in Florence, where he died 20 years later. House in Arezzo he used to store his collection of works of art.

In the 19th century, the Vasari House was expanded and for a long time was transformed into a private residence. Only in 1955, the year it was renovated into a Museum, which houses the letters of Michelangelo, Pope Pius V and Pope Cosmo I, paintings by Tuscan painters of the 16th-century frescoes and portraits of the Vasari, a model of the Palazzo della Loggia and the works of the Flemish masters. The current facade of the building has not preserved its original appearance, once the right of the entrance was the stairs. The house itself is small - it consists of five rooms and a pretty garden in the Italian Renaissance style. A staircase leads to the first floor, where stands a bust of Vasari. The first room on the left is a hall with a Fireplace, fully painted with allegorical representations of peace, love, and fertility. A stone fireplace was probably designed by Vasari - on top of a statue of Venus. The door on the right leads into the small sweet room - La Cappellina, which served as a chapel. There remained decorated with majolica floors and several images of saints and the virgin Mary with the Baby. The room to the left of the Fireplace there was a bedroom Vasari, which he called the Room of Abraham, as in 1548, the year she was painted with biblical scenes from the life of Abraham. Another door leads to the corridor, where you can get to the garden. The kitchen was decorated only in 1827, the year, and you can see several paintings, including a portrait by Vasari of the 17th century. Room Apollo got its name for the main plot of wall paintings, and Hall of Fame dedicated to the arts - architecture, sculpture, painting and poetry. Vasari himself wrote that in 1542, the year has personally decorated this Room. Finally, in a small room which was added later, you can see the wooden model of the Loggia, made by Vasari in 1572, the year.