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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today we went up to Cortona for a look around. As you will see in the photos it is a place of narrow streets and alley ways and very old buildings.
We had a walk around the town, past lots of shops and a truly amazing number of restaurants. The streets are all cobble stones and there are no footpaths. There is not a lot of traffic in the town, but when a car comes you ...
... person in here, so my blasphemy went unheard!! The good thing about visiting churches and old buildings is the stone is so thick, it keeps the buildings cool, so they're both a great peaceful and cooling place to sit and rest. I visit the many other churches here and still find myself in awe of the craftsmanship that is still beautifully evident from thousands of years ago...I adore the painted ceilings and the statue in the gardens of an angel lifting a man. I'm fascinated with ...
... to the best. What was amusing to mum and I was how he could get just what he wanted, like instead of a whole bunch of celery the man ripped 3 stalks off for him.
We headed for a van selling cheese, we tasted a parmesan that was to die for, a parmesan reggiano that was lovely but not quite as fruity as the first. Then we tried some meats that were luxurious on the palate, almost creamy, one had fennel in it and ...
Nothing really to report except that I feel pants. Luckily Millo was at school until 3.45 and then Sophia (the lady who cleans) was here and he likes to play with her so, apart from a short shopping trip with Millo and Luca, I had very little to do... ...
Today we hit the one month point people. That means I'm a third of the way through this learning exercise. While some of you may think that means I'm quite far through, for me it's not quite far enough. Not that I don't like Cortona or even, at a push, the kids (I jest), it's just I'd rather spend my gap year doing something a little more exciting than the school run.
In other news, the ******n painting is almost done. I just have to do (/re-do) ...