Well, if we put our personal experiences together, we can
guarantee that the Arezzo antique markets are open on the
first weekend of the month - or at least, that they were at
some time in the past few years!
You have been there on Saturday, and I have been there twice
The references that I can find say the first weekend - and
I have a vague feeling that it might be the first Sunday of
the month plus the day before (Saturday), whether that is
the first Sat of the month or not. Does that make sense in
an Italian sort of way? That is, it could be Sat 31 and Sun
1. But this may be all in my imagination. We need some local
knowledge here, I think!
Any Ziners in Arezzo?
Not much good news around Robuchon either. Lunch there was
one of the best meals of my life - and I've had a few great
ones. Great theatre, as well as wonderful food. But the last
I heard, Joel Robuchon, after spending squillions on fitting
out the new restaurant, decided that he had had enough and
closed the doors.
Whether he simply took a sabbatical and is now back in
business, I have not been able to confirm - but perhaps a
Ziner who has been in Paris recently - or Juliette in
Paris - could help with a status report?
Also, Gavin should have some up to date restaurant reports
on his return from France, in time for your September trip.