Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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Life in the fast lane, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Life in the fast lane

A travel blog entry by oclc

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... at dance, Livia and I went back to Camucia and she dropped me at the post office, which is scarier than the one up in Cortona. Thankfully, Livia got everything organised before she left, so it was all good in the hood. Or post office in this case. After ...

Nothing to report, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Nothing to report

A travel blog entry by oclc

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... ...

Flipping the bird, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Flipping the bird

A travel blog entry by oclc

This morning started with a chill. All too literally. I went to have a bath  and when it was about half full I realised the water was freezing. Unfortunately there was too much water for me to get rid of it without feeling guilty. Eco-friendly an' ...

Shopping!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Shopping!

A travel blog entry by oclc

... back, Metta plus a new pair of boots, I looked out the car window and realised you could see the same star constellations from Italy that you can from Scotland. That made me happy! Tonight I made a semolina cake. Another thing that I thought would be ...

Reliving childhood, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Reliving childhood

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today I worked out what one of the main benefits of being an au pair is; I get to relive my childhood without looking like a complete moron (only a partial one). What I mean is, I can now legitimately play with barbie dolls and cars without looking one ...

Mo more pudding bowl, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Mo more pudding bowl

A travel blog entry by oclc

I almost burnt lunch today...oops. It was in the oven when Livia asked me to go and pick up Metta. I thought I would have plenty of time but Metta decided she wanted to take a longer route home so we arrived back later. The result: very well done ...

Easter disaster, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Easter disaster

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Well...that was a horrific "holiday" (Happy Easter to all by the way). It started sleeplessly. Because both parents were still in Cortona, I had to spend the first two nights in the same room as the kids in case they needed anything. This led to two ...

Sunday, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Sunday

A travel blog entry by oclc

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Today started nice and slowly. I had the delightful suprise of an empty house (apart from Jessica who was in her room) while the family was at church. That gave me the time, that I had been craving, to walk around the house trying to work out why the ...

A small notice, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A small notice

A travel blog entry by oclc

Ok, this is a very, very brief entry just to say that I apologise for the silence over the last couple of days- I've been in a place lacking internet- and that I will write a proper entry tomorrow explaining all, when I've recovered some of my lost ...

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

A travel blog entry by oclc

So today started without breakfast. Sigh! I hadn't realised we were leaving when we were so, by the time I had got up and got washed Metta came and told me that we were going soon. There was just enough time for me to wash up their breakfast. Goody... ...

Finally!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Finally!

A travel blog entry by oclc

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... actual sun, but it's still pretty spectacular. I have decided, based on this sunset alone, that if I ever live in Italy it's going to be in Cortona. I've added a few photos of it because I felt, after making you wait so long for it, that putting only one ...

Lord of the Rings style, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Lord of the Rings style

A travel blog entry by oclc

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The day started with more painting. It's getting there but Livia told me that she wanted another part redone. That was about the same time that she told me she wanted it done before we go mountain-wards (we're going mountain-wards on the 24th, just ...

All quiet on the Cortonese front, Cortona, Italy travel blog

All quiet on the Cortonese front

A travel blog entry by oclc

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... quiet. Quieter than usual. Normally in the pub on a Saturday there is a big group of Canadians (due to the Canadian university in Cortona) but yesterday none of them were there. I did meet two Americans, but two girls don't make quite as much noise and ...

All good until dinner, Cortona, Italy travel blog

All good until dinner

A travel blog entry by oclc

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The day today was good until dinner time. It started out out with me revisiting childhood by watching Pippi Longstocking (some girl was singing a song from it yesterday and, thus, reminded me). It was awesomes! That was reliving the later years of ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Florence and cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Florence and cortona

A travel blog entry by caz88

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... favourite cities. It was OK but very big. Came home and chef Greg cooked us pizzas. Very yummy! Friday our last day in Cortona and time for another walk around the town. Walked around the Etruscan wall, parts of which were built in 150 BC. Quite ...

Wedding bells in Cortona & Eurochoc in Perugia, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Wedding bells in Cortona & Eurochoc in Perugia

A travel blog entry by louize74

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... spending her early life as a mistress and a mother to an illegitimate son, she was transformed after arriving in Cortona. After a few false-starts with local dreamboats, Margaret formed her own congregation, opened a hospital, received ecstasy-charged ...

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