Monday, August 27, 2012

Florence to Arezzo

Florence is a beautiful city but what a nightmare to try and drive around. The streets go straight and change names every 50 feeet, and the name are half a mile long and make no sense whatsoever. Thank God for Chris' Garmin- we'd be in Croatia right now without it. Anyway, saw the Duomo- amazing- and stumbled on an open air  market selling all kinds of things. Got a taste of Italian bartering (the drama! The eye rolling! The grasping their chest like your killing them! ) Anyway, bought a beautiful scarf before I left the city.

Arrived in Arrezo trying to kill some time begore we needed to show up at the cooking school- saw the place where they filmed the scene in "Under the Tuscan Sun" ( I throw de flag!) and then tried to find the villa for the cooking school. OMG, we drove round and round- and this is with the Garmin- finally found the road out of sheer luck and began the ascent to the school. Holy crap, a mountain goat would have a heart attack on this road! Straight up! But when we got to the top- heaven. Such a beautiful spot.

The first day here (with memories of the drive up fresh in our minds) we opted to stay here instead of venture out. Had a couples massage (heaven) then went to our first cooking class. Had a lot of fun- good group of people- and cooked a fabulous meal.

Tomorrow- wood-fired pizza (which we made the dough for today) and a trip to a winery. More cooking tomorrow afternoon. This place is heaven on earth and I'm doing my best to soak up every second.

Wish you were here!


  1. Sounds so lovely, you must think that you are in heaven! - Thank you for sharing your journey. Wish I was there too!

  2. Sounds so awesome. I guess Jeeping Red Cone won't ever be a problem for you.