One more day before the end of our trip.Time flies so fast when you are having fun. Our 4 days get away were soon coming to an end . As we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast at the beautiful Villa La Borghetta where we were staying, we decided to drive up to Arezzo in the afternoon. Having visited Florence a couple of times in the past we wanted to venture out a bit more this time.
The drive to Arezzo was relaxing and in a way theraupetic as we listened to our favourite songs on the radio just me ,my husband and the Tuscan hills. I stared out my window at the beautiful picturesque Tuscan countryside rolling by …
Arezzo is indeed a vibrant and beautiful city. The city is set on a hill and we walked up slowly and steadily eagerly anticipating what awaited us at the top. There were not so many tourists like you would see in Florence so it felt really serene and peaceful as we walked around taking in all the sights and sounds.
We enjoyed touring the beautiful churches and walking through the city’s largest park Parco Il Prato with the statue of Petrarca. We crossed the park and reached the most beautiful panorama with a view that pictures dont do justice. It was a simply breathtaking Tuscan view of olive trees and vine yards.
We had lunch at one of the restaurants on the passage way of Loggia on Piazza Grande. The restaurant was really cute with tables lined on either side of the walk. After refuelling we walked through the Piazza grande and decide to take the small back streets aligned with old stone buildings on either side. There is alot to see in Arezzo, museums ,monuments,church buildings and its definately worth visiting while in Tuscany.
The monthly antiques market is an added incentive to visit this town. If you are an antique collector or lover make it a point to join the 10,000 plus other visitors including exhibitors that flock this town every first sunday of each month and the saturday before.
As we walked down the slope heading out i couldnt help but continue reflecting on how each street, building,church tells a unique story about the culture and history of this small half forgotten town. Next time you take a trip to Tuscany do include an afternoon in Arezzo.