Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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The Origin, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The Origin

A travel blog entry by tk2014

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So we found an amazing little wine bar in Cortona, Tuscany, to watch the Origin courtesy of their free wi-fi and live streaming on the iPad.  Pretty sure it's the best meal and wine (and view for T) we've ever had while watching the game!! Not sure ...

The Hilltowns of Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The Hilltowns of Italy

A travel blog entry by adamandelisa

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... with him before we left.        The next hilltown we visited was Siena.  Larger than both Cortona and Montepulciano, but still a hilltown in its own right.  Again, lots of shops and restaurants, but this city boasts one of ...

Moving to Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Moving to Tuscany

A travel blog entry by foothills_bears

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... for 20 minutes while they dried) then returned to Il Sole to pick up the kids. We made the journey up the hill to Cortona for a late supper and a night time stroll with numerous local residents and a few tourists. Supper was quite good (Celine and I ...

A rainy morning trek to Cortona, Italy., Cortona, Italy travel blog

A rainy morning trek to Cortona, Italy.

A travel blog entry by sdastin

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... ;After being together, Alina convinced the two of us to take her little Panda Fiat and drive 35 km to the village of Cortona, another walled city atop a hill.  After parking the car, we entered through a portal in the wall and began our exploration ...

Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Tuscany

A travel blog entry by macsima

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Here we made our way from Switzerland,through the Alps, down to ...

A few hours in Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A few hours in Cortona

A travel blog entry by ceesadventures

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... Medici in 1411. In 1737, the senior branch of the Medici line went extinct and Cortona came under the authority of the House of Lorraine. Following the Italian Wars of Independence, Tuscany—Cortona included—became part of the Kingdom of ...

Terrific Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Terrific Tuscany

A travel blog entry by kev-buxton

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... in. To be honest, the building looked anything other than a hotel.  But it did look clean and was close to the centre of Cortona. We eventually were allowed in and the rooms were very good.  Apparently the hotel, in a former life, had been a ...

Taking Stock, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Taking Stock

A travel blog entry by foothills_bears

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Hazy and 31C Today was a day of leisure! It started with a gentle wake-up call from the birds outside our open window. After a quick shower, we enjoyed another outstanding breakfast to start off a perfect morning. We then took stock of our various ...

Under the Tuscan Moon..., Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Moon...

A travel blog entry by adamandelisa

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... than we had before.        And on to our next step...a car rental in Rome and a drive to Cortona (Tuscany).  I must admit that the car rental had me very anxious and nervous.  Driving in Italy and especially Rome is so much ...

Exploring Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Exploring Cortona

A travel blog entry by foothills_bears

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... , cakes and pastries, plus hot chocolate, tea, coffee, and cappuccino!!! We decided to stay close to home today and explored Cortona. As it turns out, there was an antique market in full swing when we arrived. Although we only bought a small embroidery, ...

The most amazing place to settle down for 2 months, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The most amazing place to settle down for 2 months

A travel blog entry by estp

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... through Thursday; every weekend is a three day weekend, so that we can do some traveling around and really experience Italy. I went for a run through the park in Cortona (one of the few flat places in town) and it was amazing - a tree lined street, with ...

Under the Tuscan Sun......, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun......

A travel blog entry by rnnladolcevita

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... stores, lovely shops ,great restaurants, coffee and enoteca (wine bars). However ,we were really taken with how "arty" Cortona is, great traditional galleries and also individual artists showing their modern work. We met a lovely young artist, Sara ...

Arezzo and Cortona - Under A Tuscan Sun, Arezzo and Cortona, Italy travel blog

Arezzo and Cortona - Under A Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by adrianmurray

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... I jumped back on the train and headed to nearby Camucia, followed by a short bus ride up into the hills, where the town of Cortona lies perched on top of the Tuscan hills. Benigni also had a go here for his film. It is your quintessential cute Tuscan ...

Castiglione del Lago and Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Castiglione del Lago and Cortona

A travel blog entry by bruce-abernethy

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... Oh well, we'll chalk it up to another opportunity for B and F to learn about delayed gratification. 24 August Drove up to Cortona (of "Under a Tuscan Sun" fame) today. The plan was to drop in and spend an hour looking at Castiglione del Lago and then ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by cindylou

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... studying there and were staying there for 6 months. They let me put my luggage inside so I could go wander off and find a Cafe. Cortona is beautiful, great views of the valleys and hills. Very compact but very steep. Hostel guy showed up at 2000 , took my ...

The Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by atlantiche

I had clearly had enough of Rome, and a random recommendation was enough to put me in a sunny train bound for Cortona, Tuscany. Location of Francis Mayes' famous travel writing & film (Google it). This stone town sprawls over the top of a small ...

Puff and Lisa's Wedding in Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Puff and Lisa's Wedding in Cortona

A travel blog entry by iantrickett

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... up. The Ceremony was in the Cortona Town Hall. Cortona is the quintissential italian hill town with an amazing history. Most of the Cortona buildings date back to the 16th century but you can still see bits of Etruscan wall that date back to around 250BC. ...

Beep Beep!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Beep Beep!

A travel blog entry by vaughansforvino

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Today we took a train to Cortona and rented a Vespa scooter aka Blueberry for the day! We traveled all around Cortona and to a winery on her and she was quite the speed demon. We were nervous of course but Matt got the hang of driving quickly. I ...

Last day in Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Last day in Cortona

A travel blog entry by cindylou

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So today it is cold.. Rain is coming but it doesnt arrive till 7:00 pm. I trek up the hill to find the church ... oh my goodness is way upppppppp there... talk about a steep climb. I get up there and the church is closed. oh well the trip was the best ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by cindylou

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... bad service from the hostel guy. So tonite I dressed up and went down to the cafe for a glass of wine. I think two days in Cortona is enough. I booked one day too many. but tomorrow they are going to be filming again, so Im going to hang out and watch ...

le celle, Cortona, Italy travel blog

le celle

A travel blog entry by atlantiche

... and merengue on a short hike to the Eremo Le Celle de San Francesco - a monastery built in 1211 in the hills near Cortona. Well, not that near. As I discovered after a couple of hours of strolling along the beautiful little mountainside road in my ...

The Lost Day, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The Lost Day

A travel blog entry by deborah1212

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... for French and Italian, apparently) we were pressing on past Pisa and Florence to get to John and Tracey’s place near Cortona. At this point, Mrs SatNav had no idea where we were, but with John’s good directions through Centoia we were at ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by deborah1212

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... has made me hungry and so I put together a plate of leftovers from yesterday’s lunch- asparagus and parmesan from the Cortona Saturday markets anointed with olive oil from the last vintage of our host’s olive grove. The vegetable peeler I ...

Steep climb day, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Steep climb day

A travel blog entry by deborah1212

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... what to do with them all. But there was no bubble wrap. Next we decided to look for lunch downtown instead of going into Cortona. It was nearly 2pm and 'all the stores were closed and shuttered’ giving the place that  closed look. Thankfully ...

one for the gardening group, Cortona, Italy travel blog

one for the gardening group

A travel blog entry by deborah1212

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... be made to look so unattractive? On our drive to where we are now staying we drive through some of the industrial north of Italy- maybe just a little bit if it,just outside of Lucca- great town must go back there-  but then suddenly we were driving ...

Made famous by Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Made famous by Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CORTONA: Sep 9: This was a half day tour of Cortona (thankfully; I was already suffering from overload from the past six days.) However, before writing off this tour, we must appreciate the fact that ...

Food & Drinks, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Food & Drinks

A travel blog entry by grantandbonnie

In general, you better like pork if you're going to be here for any length of time! Sandwiches 99 percent of sandwiches will have some sort of meat from a pig on it - "normal" ham, salami, prosciutto, cured ham, and probably many other types that I ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by grantandbonnie

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... We've said, "This is my favorite place so far" at least 5 times now. And yes, we're saying it again. It's that amazing!! Cortona is very small. It is up on a hill in southern Tuscany. It is everything you've ever imagined Tuscany would be. There's really ...

Father's Day - Italian Style, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Father's Day - Italian Style

A travel blog entry by diandron

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... Thank you Giancarlo, Luanna, and Marco. To complete our day we drive to the beautiful and classic Tuscan hilltown of Cortona, recently made famous by author Frances Mayes in her book Under The Tuscan Sun. But Cortona has been famous as a ...

Under the Tuscan Sun? or should that be cloud, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun? or should that be cloud

A travel blog entry by lawlerb

We packed our bags said our goodbyes and set Tom Tom for a new destination..............Cortona made famous by the movie Under the Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane. When we got there a storm was developing and the sun was nowhere in sight. A few cracks of ...

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