We happened to be there during the feast of the Virgin Mary so the city was alive with activity. The chapel dedicated to her in the duomo was decorated with the most beautiful roses.
|First stop, lunch!|
|We declined a coffee service, so the owner brought us a surprise anyway. An espresso cup with a fresh, still warm muffin inside!|
|I love these little dedications all over the city.|
|Basilica of San Domenico|
|I love picturing the walls covered with these beautiful frescos|
|Crucifix by Cimabue; this work is so amazing in person, delicate, simple, yet, so moving|
|View of the town below the old part. If you can tell, it's much more modern than the ancient hilltop portion of Arezzo.|
|Example of the medieval ironwork. Beautiful!! -- You'll begin to notice a trend as this journey continues.|
|Roman tribute statue. Just outside the amphitheater.|
|We were there on such a glorious day. The clouds and blue sky were so inspiring.|
|The chapel was decorated for the Feast of Virgin Mary|
|Main shopping street|
If you're keeping up with our trip, this was actually Valentine's Day! We left Arezzo and headed into Montepluciano, next. If you happen to be a "Twihard", you'll recognize some of the sites we see as they play the backdrop in "New Moon"!