Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Beautiful Home for Beautiful Italian Antiques - Antichita' Burzi Paolo

It's good to be home. I just got back after 11 days in Italy! It was exciting to explore the wonderful old cities and small villages of Tuscany and Umbria.

As always, while exploring Italy, I searched for antique markets and shops. In the ancient Tuscan city of Arezzo, I discovered the spectacularly beautiful antique shop above, Antichita' Burzi Paolo. Not only were the antiques inside exquisite but the facade of the building housing the antiques was exquisite as well. I couldn't resist taking pictures!

Antichita' Burzi Paolo contains beautiful Italian antique furniture, religious artifacts, garden statuary, architectural remnants and a large selection of Italian painted candlesticks. Notice the French dressmaker's form welcoming visitors outside the store.

If you're thinking about an antique hunting trip to Italy, Arezzo boasts over 100 stationary antique shops and the largest monthly antique market in Tuscany! Over 500 vendors set up booths in the Piazza San Francesco, Piazza Grande, Corso Italia and small streets and alleys the first Sunday of every month and the Saturday before.  If I'm fortunate enough to travel to Italy again, I'll plan my trip around the dates of this antique market!

The pictures below show some of the antique stores lining the streets of Arezzo!

Au revoir, Mitty

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