So we stopped by Arezzo on the first leg of our country-side road trip. A little about Arezzo taken from Lonely Planet – Arezzo may not be a Tuscan centerfold but those parts of its history centre that survived merciless WWII bombings are as compelling as any destination in the region. A setting for two Oscar-winning films – The English Patient and La vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful) – its photogenic historic centre is well worth a visit.
Today, the city is known for its churches, museums and shopping.
Next up, Siena for a day.