Exclusive Visit to a Restoration Laboratory in Arezzo Don’t miss the chance to see firsthand how a true 14th century masterpiece is being brought back to its original beauty and splendor!

Exclusive visit to a restoration laboratory

Exclusive visit to a restoration laboratory

Restoration laboratory in Arezzo

Restoration laboratory in Arezzo

Pietro Lorenzetti’s Polyptych

Pietro Lorenzetti’s Polyptych


Exclusive Visit to a Restoration Laboratory in Arezzo - CODE: ACAR09

Restoration is a long and delicate process that usually happens behind closed walls. In Arezzo, you get the chance to witness firsthand how a team of professionals is taking care of a 14th-century altarpiece by Pietro Lorenzetti, master of the Sienese secular art school.

Originally placed in the Pieve di Santa Maria (the 12th-century Romanesque church where it will return), the altarpiece is known as Arezzo polyptych or Tarlati polyptych (Tarlati being the surname of the bishop that commissioned the work) and consists of a number of wooden panels with marvelous gold background. At the center, it depicts a Virgin and Child surrounded by pictures of various saints, among which there is Saint Donato, patron of Arezzo. The Tarlati polyptych illustrates one of the most notable features of Pietro Lorenzetti’s art, his ability to represent and convey the emotional state of human figures. 


Please note: The restoration process has been going on since 2015 and it’s still looking for funding. By visiting the laboratory you are making it possible to bring back Lorenzetti’s polyptych to its original splendor. Your name will be included in the list of donors, in a volume in the archive of the Parish, as a permanent recod.



Approx. 1 hour


What's included:

  • Private visit to a restoration laboratory.
  • English-speaking licensed tour guide.
  • Private transfer from/to your accommodation (optional).

Price on request




A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total amount is required at the TIME OF BOOKING to secure your reservation. The balance is then due 72 hours BEFORE experience beginning.

Bookings made LATER THAN 72 hours BEFORE experience beginning must be paid by lump-sum settlement.



Any cancellation by you must be notified by email to info@acrosstuscany.com.

We will acknowledge your cancellation by email.

Cancellations received UP to 72 hours BEFORE experience beginning: 10% CHARGE (deposit).

Cancellations received LATER THAN 72 hours BEFORE experience beginning, late arrivals and no shows: NO REFUND.

This is applicable to any participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after experience beginning.


Rain policy:

This experience runs rain or shine.

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