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A Taste of Tuscany, Part 5: Arezzo and Cortona

At long last, I finally found the time to write the final part of my Tuscany Road Trip. I had been quite busy lately with more recent trips and the usual mundane stuff of daily life.

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The entrance to our charming hotel

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Fruit-laden pear tree in the hotel’s orchard

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Sweet berries in the wild

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Tiny pool

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Having an apéro — my Prosecco and his Spritz

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Soaking in the relaxing ambience

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The hotel’s restaurant

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Red Tuscan vino for dinner

The last part of my Tuscany trip takes us back to Cortona. We stayed in a very nice hotel in Borgo San Pietro situated amid a huge orchard, filled with sweet-smelling fruit-bearing trees and surrounded by the lush greens of the surrounding hills.

What I loved best about this hotel is that it was so quiet and peaceful and outside, you have rows and rows of my favorite fragrant flowers — lavender and roses. It was such a beautiful place and romantic place.

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Capella Bacci in Arezzo

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Street Art

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Took home some of these delicious pasta

 

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Inside Capella Bacci

Just before dinner, we actually headed out to Arezzo, where Capella Bacci was located. I wanted to see this chapel because it was the site of that famous romantic scene in the movie, The English Patient, where Juliette Binoche was swinging around on a rope, holding a torch trying to get a better look at the murals.

From outside, the church looked unimposing and uninteresting. The town actually didn’t seem very touristy despite being the site of a lot of famous movies. And to my surprise, cameras were allowed, and so I managed to take this video:

And that concludes my Tuscany Road Trip. I hope you enjoyed reminiscing with me. It was really one of my most beautiful, romantic and memorable trips.

Thanks for reading and have a good weekend!

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