One of my absolute top-favorite days it Italy: hopping the train out to the town of Arezzo for its monthly antiques market!
It just so happened to be Julie‘s birthday as well – a great day!
Over 500 vendors and 100 little shops have participated in this antiques market since 1968. The hilly, narrow streets were lined up and down, every turn we made! It was truly incredible, and how lucky for the Tuscany region to enjoy this every month!
Julie and I came out with vintage maps and postcards, earrings, a few gifts, and an incredible lunch (and Vin Santo!) over a shared table with some lovely women. They were from the midwest U.S., and had met in an Italian language course years ago. All retired now, they just bought a house together in the town of Trevi, and were shopping the antiques market to fill the home. It was the stuff movies are made of…
So much more to come from my month in Italy this April!
See also: The Bikes of Lucca, Italy