September 22nd, 2006 – by: aysh
medici fortress from outside
On friday our voice teacher told us that there was a commedia based performance on Saturday, so we all decided to go. I decided not to go to Florence
and just to have a relaxing night. Elizabeth brought up that we had not seen the Fortress the Medici family had erected to protect the town of Arezzo
, so me, her, tyler, and noelle decided to go. It was right next to a park at the top of the town near the duomo. The fortress is beautiful and has all these medievil ruins near it. There are some awesome views from the outside top of it and it overlooks this enormous cemetary in town. It was molto beautiful. After walking around the fortress we walked down the corso because Tyler and Noelle needed a map since they were going to hike to Cortona
in the morning.
Me and Tyler get in a medievil fight
Afterwards we went to a family owned pizza place where i had my first Calzone. It was delicious and not like the ones you see in the US that are piled high, rather it was flat and filled with proscioutto and cheese. It was really strange for me to be eating proscioutto on the first night of Rosh Hashana. I did not plan things out right, which is why I didnt go anywhere for Rosh Hashana. After dinner we ended up at Blockbuster where I bought some cheap movies because I thought they would be fun to watch and then we met Kevin who had spent the evening by himself in Florence. After getting some gelato we all went home and watched Animal House. It was relaxing and I got by far the best night of sleep I have had on this entire trip.