Monday, June 6, 2011

Pontassieve and Arezzo

Saturday and Sunday were packed once again!  On Saturday, we went to Pontiassieve for a wine festival.  The festival wasn't too much, but the scenery was beautiful and it was a pretty little town.

We cut the wine festival short and headed back to Florence.  We decided to visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo's David...the real one!  I say that because there are many reproductions all over town.  It was amazing!  They said no pictures...but...

 Sunday was another fun day.  We visited the antique fair in Arezzo.  The fair is held the first Sunday of every month.  There were stalls set up on every little street.  So many beautiful things to look at.  It's just a good thing I couldn't get most of it home easily or I could have gone crazy.  The town and church were wonderful as well.  The town's main plaza or piazza was built on a slant.  Very different than all the others we've seen.  This was also where they filmed several of the scenes from "Life is Beautiful."  If you haven't seen this movie it!  It's amazing!  But make sure to have plenty of tissue on hand. 

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