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Hotels in Arezzo are nothing to write home about -- they cater mainly to businesspeople passing through -- though there are a handful of smaller and more appealing B&Bs and guesthouses. Accommodation in the surrounding hills is more inviting, assuming you have a car. The Poggio del Drago Localita Poggio del Drago 18, near Ponticino on the SR69 (www.poggiodeldrago.it; tel. 331-549-8767), is a gorgeous country house just 9km (5 1/2 miles) from the city, offering simple but spotless rooms with flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, and communal breakfast. Doubles range from 70€ to 100€. Large groups should consider Casa Pippo Lignano 6, (www.casapippo.it; tel. 0575-365-555), an enchanting stone-built agriturismo overlooking the city, with room for at least eight people (rates from 2,875€ per week).

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