If you have been following my road trip you'll know we made a significant detour to take in San Marino, and we had no regrets in the extra miles that entailed. Sadly the route from San Marino to Arezzo was full of GPS 'humps in the road'. It's almost always true to say the direct way in a foreign country where road signs, with your specific town,end as randomly as they first appeared, is far from direct and wish you had taken the long route. Anyhow we finally made it to our friends' rented villa in Laterina, the other side of Arezzo; you can see from the google map that it was a cross spun try adventure, free of major roads!
It proved to be a super location, close to the A1/E35 North/South arterial road. A goad train network always makes going by train to places like Florence quite sensible, as parking can be such an issue. Laterina itself is a typical, tiny, hill top town, extremely narrow streets, where the pace of life seems to be many notches below that of the average visitor.
The day we spent in Arezzo old town was hot and humid, oh boy, was it humid. I am so used to arizona heat that I find wet heat quite difficult to handle. On the upside, it was quiet and as the photographs show (I haven't scrubbed anybody out!) walking and taking photographs was hassle free.
I hope I have given you a taste of the ancient Etruscian city of Arezzo. I am so glad we put it on our itinerary.
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