Villa Valenza

Viale Passerini, 170, Cortona, Tuscany, 52044, Italy | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Cortona

Sickness, but trudging on to Montepulciano anyway!

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... soils and were aged different lengths. All of them were like all of these hill towns -- very similar, but different in their own way. The woman pouring the wine offered Lizzie a glass, but Lizzie said she really didn't like wine, so thanks, but no grazie.

Some people let that sit. This woman did not. She told us about how she used to dislike wine, she wouldn't even hold it with more than 2 fingers when she pulled it off the shelf. But then she tasted the ...

Tuscany, Pienza and Doug cooking dinner...

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... we preferred Pienza over Sienna. Sienna has about 60k people while Pienza has about 3k so there are less things to do, but it was right up our alley.

Back to the story…Then we woke up, enjoyed the Tuscan sunset and came into our little apartment to relax.

It was dinner time (7:30 pm – 9 pm is dinner in Italy) and we had planned to cook in. We had purchased some pici pasta from the front desk earlier. When Doug felt hungry enough he got to cooking dinner. ...

Savoring Siena

A travel blog entry by lizziep


... it as close to the back of your tongue as you can. Hold it there and suck air into your mouth to aerosolize the oil. This will bring out the pepper flavor in the oil. I can say that olive oil from this region tastes so much better in general than the stuff we get at the grocery in the states. If you taste it without the aerosolizing business, it’s clearly grassier and more peppery than what we get back home. That’s why I’ve adopted an olive tree from ...

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by journey_team


Yesterday, there was a car show in Arezzo, or at least they drove through the streets of town. Here are some pictures.

5.22.13 Cortona
I feel better today, but Brendan is worse. We decide to go by train to Cortona, a little town in Tuscany on a hill. This is the town where 'Under the Tuscan Sun' takes place, thus it has become a bit touristy. We get off the train in Camucia and walk up the road to Cortona, most people catch a bus, we ...

A rainy morning trek to Cortona, Italy.

A travel blog entry by sdastin


... in the wall and began our exploration of this ancient city. On the first street, Sue walked into a ceramic store and found some handmade earrings and a ring, which she purchased with birthday money from her mother. We met three teachers there who were from England, one who has set up a non-profit to help special needs children in East Africa. We think that the trip has made the ...

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This B&B, located on Viale Passerini, 170, Cortona, is near Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona's Cathedral (Duomo), Badia, and Isola Maggiore.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding