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As much as I am totally taken with Lucca, Arezzo will always hold a special place in my heart. I was lucky to have chosen this charming Tuscan town back in 2008 when I first attended Cultura Italiana, a small language school located right in town.

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The daily classes were always fun, but what I really looked forward to were the afternoon excursions around Arezzo and to neighboring towns. Just a short walk from Arezzo’s centro you’ll find the remnants of an ancient anfiteatro. Back in its day this amphitheater held up to 8,000 people.

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It’s one of the things about Italy that never ceases to amaze me. You can never be sure what you’ll discover just around the corner.

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