I was in Cortona in the evening of august 16, the eighth stop of the Vespatour, and while I was talking with a guy I met at the hostel, he recommended me to visit Arezzo, a place I didn’t plan to visit.
When he told me that they filmed my favorite movie there, Life is beautiful by Benigni, and that there were panels marking the places where the scenes were filmed, I had no more hesitations and I spent the following day in that magic town.
The first picture shows Piazza Grande, in which maybe someone will recognize the window of the famous scene “Maria, throw down the keys!”.
The second one is where Guido (Benigni) hit Dora (Braschi) while he was going by bicycle and then he greet her with the words “Buongiorno Principessa!“, while the third one is the park near the Cathedral where I rested for some time to write a postcard, the second of the two ones I sent during the journey, a postcard beginning with those words since it was for a special girl.
The other 70 pictures of the day I spent in Arezzo are in the twelfth gallery of the Vespatour 2006.
PS: On that postcard I marked the wrong window in Piazza Grande. I did notice that once I was back and watched “Life is beautiful” again…