English: Pudsey cemetery, Pudsey on Christmas ...

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The question is not what you look at, but what you see - Thoreau

The next day we set off to drive to Passignano sul Trasimeno. The section between Siena and Montevarchi was called the strada dei castelli del Chianti (Chianti castle and wine route) where I would have wanted to stop off at so many places that we would never have reached our final destination.

Late morning we stopped off for a visit to Arezzo where the duomo was closed between 12.30 and 15.30. Only in Italy (maybe) would a cathedral be closed for lunch and a pity the guide books don’t mention this. Most tourist offices, we discovered to our chagrin, also close between 12.00-15.30 and invariably we always managed to turn up just as they were closing or had just closed – very frustrating.

Arezzo, home of a bronze statue of the chimera (the logo of Agip petrol stations)

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was a very attractive town with some interesting-looking art and antiques shops…

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