Travel Blogs from Arezzo
... we were so close. Many of the shops were still shut and a market was just setting up. We walked around the peril of the square in the shade and found the most amazing butcher shop Antica Macelleria Falorni, located on Piazza Matteotti of Greve in Chianti, it claims to be the oldest butchers shop (macelleria) in Italy. This place is glorious. It's 4 store lengths wide and is a total cornucopia of every dried and cured pork product you can imagine. ...
... br> bell tower (the view wasn't quite as good as the Eiffel Tower) and as we
got to the top the bell started chiming for two o'clock. After that, we
started walking towards a medieval fortress that people can go inside
for a look. Sadly, when we got there it was closed for renovation. On
the way back to the train station I bought a Leonardo Da Vinci catapult
model that I had to ...
... standing out above a plain covered in farms, olive trees and a few grapes (there are nowhere near as many grapes as we expected here).
Cortona was really nice (even had escalators built into the side of the hill from the carpark to get fat Americans up to the town without having to climb five flights of steps), ************e there (which suited us), lots of little shops and big views. Stayed there for a long time before heading off to find the Villa ...
... entering a world where shopping did not exist. So the debate, just like the chicken and egg may go on forever.
What have we been doing? Well, not much today and it has been the best day here yet. 30 plus degrees by the pool after a decent sleep in followed by lunch and a siesta is the beez neez.
You might say that my contemplative rambling is an expression of that mood.........and you might be right.
... Lisa was born at this building so we learnt some things about the history of the painting. D' Vinci had apparently painted the picture at the last winery we had been at so lots of histoty in the area.
Eugenio then look us via Greve with a short stop at the famous local store which produces many meat and cheese products. The store, or stores, are just just amazing and Mick settled with three types of salami, a spicy salami, a wild boar ...