Boccaccio – Arezzo

Giovanni Boccaccio, the Italian poet and writer, died on 21 December 1375. He was born near Florence and spent most of his life in that city, but he also travelled widely in Italy.

We came across a connection to Boccaccio in the Tuscan city of Arezzo, where there is a well related to one of his stories in the Decameron. It is known as Pozzo di Tofano (Tofano’s Well) and is in the via dell’Orto, and quite close to St Donato Cathedral.

Pozzo Tofano Arezzo

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