Being the publisher of a monthly antique and destination guide, The Busy Bee Trader, www.busybeetrader.com – I knew I had to schedule our trip around the dates for the monthly Arezzo Antique Fair. Arezzo is just a short 15-20 minute drive from Cortona through the countryside. It was a rainy, dreary day, but I was determined we were going anyway.
We arrived in Arezzo, following the signs to “centro” and found a good parking spot just a few blocks away from where we could see tents set up. Our first stop was a coffee shop for a shot of espresso to warm us up to shop.
The main piazza is the central location for the fair, with booths overspilling up and down the streets from there. There are restaurants and antique shops around the piazza and under the portico.
Bundled up for the chilly, wet weather!
One of the restaurants had a pasta-making display on the portico.
And an inviting food display…
We had covered all the streets and it was time to find food and our car, so we worked our way back. Just a block from where our car was parked, we saw this restaurant with lots of Trip Advisor and award stickers. It was just opening, so we thought we’d try Osteria AnTicafonTe – it’s located at Via Porta Buia, 18, 52100 Arezzo, Italy.
And we ordered the sampler starter
I can’t remember what Wally ordered but I had what translated to sweet and sour roast beef with carmelized little onions on the side. The beef melted in your mouth and the onions were like candy! His was really good too.
We retreated back to La Mucchia Casa Vacanze to rest and do some laundry for the afternoon. We had picked up some Tuscan wines at the COOP grocery so had those with our evening meal that Wally fixed from our grocery purchases. Antipasto and bruschetta after that big lunch!