Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wonderful Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Wonderful Tuscany

A travel blog entry by ayan-j

A wonderful week spent doing not more than reading, eating and ...

Under the Tuscan Rain, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Rain

A travel blog entry by romansyd

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... rain bearable.  Just open the umbrella.  In the US I avoid getting wet at all costs.  I'm so much cooler in Italy. Anyway, Cortona is a hill town.  It literally sits on top of a hill.  (Diane Lane DOES NOT mention this in the ...

Moltapulciano, Pienza Lago Trasimeno - Day 22, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Moltapulciano, Pienza Lago Trasimeno - Day 22

A travel blog entry by kerrycrosbie

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... a change. We got back to Cortona at about 4.30 pm and went to our favourite outdoor bar and sat and watched life go by again. Cortona was quiet - there was hardly any tourists in town. I imagine all the locals can't wait for us all to go home and they ...

Water Sports , Cortona, Italy travel blog

Water Sports

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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We returned back to the villa by late afternoon, the sun was shinning and the temperature was in the 80's so of course we declared it "pool day". The McAleese brothers are very completive, if 2 or more brothers are in the same room it seems a game of ...

Hiking in San Gimignano, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Hiking in San Gimignano

A travel blog entry by vivicarroll

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... wine, a plate and some linens. Then we drove to Cortona where we'd stay for a few days.  Hotel Villa Marsili in Cortona was beautiful!  They were also filming Under the Tuscan Sun and had fake snow in the piazza.  We had dinner at a ...

Day 17, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Day 17

A travel blog entry by kezza12

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... silent goodbyes to this wonderful place. Of course we had to sample a gelato from another shop, just to get a balanced view of Cortona’s gellaterias. Mum had pistachio, lemon and rum and I had a hazelnut and rum, chocolate and strawberry one. Yep, ...

Day 14, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Day 14

A travel blog entry by kezza12

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We were very lucky today to be taken to the museum by our wonderful chef, Johnathon's wife, Sarah, Sarah is an artist who is majorly influenced by the life of the Etruscan people, who lived 2500 years ago. Her fascination of them is reflected and admired ...

Disappointment in Anghiari and Hotel Above Clouds, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Disappointment in Anghiari and Hotel Above Clouds

A travel blog entry by alanjgreenhalgh

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... the video we took of trying to find the pizzeria was to always call ahead. So continuing to the destination for the day of Cortona, a town I always wanted to visit. The road led around and round until we arrived at a hill top place above the town. It was ...

Day 12, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by kezza12

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... is the starter of fresh asparagus, with fresh crumbled parmesan and balsamic vinegar drizzled over that was to die for! In Italy you eat a starter which could be melon and prosciutto, mozzarella and tomato, asparagus and balsamic... then you have a pasta ...

Up the hill, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Up the hill

A travel blog entry by jayton

Monday 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 ...

Cortona, a birthday and 7 days in a villa, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona, a birthday and 7 days in a villa

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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... the rental car and drive on to the villa at Borgo di Vagli. The villa is located in a protected nature reserve in hills nears Cortona, our home for 3 brothers, one wife, a daughter and her girlfriend and me for the next week.  7 days can be a long ...

The two big trees, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The two big trees

A travel blog entry by garypjackson

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... Garmin works great., and has saved us many frustrations no doubt. About 2.5 hours after leaving Rome airport, we arrived in Cortona, a beautiful hilltop town in Southern Tuscany, made famous in Frances Mayes’ book “Under the Tuscan ...

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

Cortona .....Under the Tuscan sun

A travel blog entry by chipnputt

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If you have seen the movie Under the Tuscan Sun.....you've seen a little of Cortona.  We trekked most all of Cortona today.  It is a charming Tuscan town set on the side of a mountain.  The climbs are very steep.  We had a great lunch ...

Two busy days, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Two busy days

A travel blog entry by jayton

... was all a bit "average" as I heard one of the tourists describe it.  Not up to the standards of Cortona. On my last pacemaker test they told me that I had about 3 years battery power left.  I think I have used ...

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

Cortona, Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by truelove

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... movie, a quaint mountaintop town that kept going up and up.You must have very strong legs to live there. Thank you Cortona, I was able to cappucino after lunch there! Siesta is taken seriously here, everything closes down at 2pm, even the gas ...

Full bellies and spectacular stars!!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Full bellies and spectacular stars!!

A travel blog entry by amoreitaly

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... cooking. At one point I have a moment where I feel like pinching myself....as the realisation strikes....I'm actually in Italy in Cortona undertaking a cooking class...it's an internal moment of uplifting excitement! We take a break and sit down for ...

It just gets better, Cortona, Italy travel blog

It just gets better

A travel blog entry by grahamb123

... Along the valley floor to citta di castello. Then a right over some mountain roads 12 miles of climbing and then a fast descent into cortona. Today was some of the best cycling of my whole trip. Staying in a converted monastary It's quite "Amazing" as one ...

No La Dolce Vita ala Under The Tuscan Sun????, Cortona, Italy travel blog

No La Dolce Vita ala Under The Tuscan Sun????

A travel blog entry by lepakqueen

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... the road in the daytime and it is indeed winding but the Tuscan hills is beautiful. We reach a small little church on the way to Cortona to shoot  a scene. It is deserted and hardly anyone. The wind is blowing and it is really cold. Oh no, we have ...

A weekend in Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A weekend in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by richncol

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... was the day that we were up early and travelling - we caught the train at around 8:30 and headed through Arezzo to Cortona. It's a beautiful hill town high above Camucia, and normally there are buses leaving from Camucia to Cortona on the hour, EXCEPT ...

A hot hill-walk, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A hot hill-walk

A travel blog entry by soperclan

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... were certain of was that the "what's on" guide was not right. Rather than loiter but the lake we decided to visit Cortona, a nearby hill town.  After parking just outside the town walls at the bottom of the town, we walked through the narrow streets ...

Mad About Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Mad About Tuscany

A travel blog entry by cathabout

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... before the guard would let any of them on.   The train left late and the Americans stopped complaining. Arrived at Cortona station and Carlo our host and guide for the week met me.  Another couple also arrived on another train.  We ...

Day 11, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Day 11

A travel blog entry by kezza12

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... of what a wonderful  place that is. I am looking forward to going back to explore there. We arrived in Campucia – Cortona railway station after 6pm and were met by Johnathon, our chef for the week at the cooking school. Unfortunately it was ...

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