Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by departurelounge

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Southern Tuscany Hill Towns, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Southern Tuscany Hill Towns

A travel blog entry by garypjackson

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... al Vecchio Forno.  Good meal in a great shaded garden setting.  This town was beautiful, much smaller than Montalcino and Cortona.    I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many flags (is it Italians, or just Tuscans that ...

A relaxing day at the Villa..., Cortona, Italy travel blog

A relaxing day at the Villa...

A travel blog entry by kenee

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A perfect spot to stay for exploring the Tuscany ...

Day 2, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by jayton

... beer.  Good food and a a great night. Everyone was nicely relaxed. Today Jean and I went for a ride with Peter and Jenny to Cortona, but as it was Sunday it was full of bl**dy tourists! We decided to give it a miss and go back tomorrow. Back to the ...

Chill out in Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Chill out in Cortona

A travel blog entry by dvacation

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Heading towards Cortona, Cortona's medieval architectures and steep narrow streets situated on a hillside are the distinguishing characteristics of this town. A maze of slim alleys filled with delis, bakeries, cappuccino bars, trattorias, fashion and ...

Driving under Tuscan sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Driving under Tuscan sun

A travel blog entry by dvacation

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VisitingTuscany would not be complete without exploring Florence. Founded by Julius Caesar in 59 BC, Florence was the epicenter of Renaissance movement in 1500's. It is a place where arts, architectures, and cultures come to meet you. Florence's ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by denningsontour

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On Wednesday we headed into Cortona to properly spend some time in the town for the day.  Upon arrival we realised that firstly; most of the tourists were actually somewhere else today as the town was really peaceful and secondly; this was a second ...

The Laughlin of Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

The Laughlin of Italy

A travel blog entry by benoche

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... hope your first year of marriage was wonderful and we wish you many, many more wonderful years together. So, because of how old Cortona is it is often called 'the Grandmother of Rome' but this name is also appropriate because all the grandmothers of Rome ...

Tuscany - 15 Year Anniversary Hotel, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Tuscany - 15 Year Anniversary Hotel

A travel blog entry by jagberg

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Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Tuscany

A travel blog entry by jagberg

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Went to a great restaurant about 25 min away from hotel. Had fried lamb chops and Gabi had Porcini Risotto which was really good. Views were brilliant. Very ...

Villa di Piazzano and the Three Walled Towns, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Villa di Piazzano and the Three Walled Towns

A travel blog entry by pergo

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... valley were increasingly beautiful, but Bettie didn't enjoy the hairpin turns and was glad when we finally stopped at Hotel Cory's, above Cortona.  The ristorante was closed, and we were directed to a bar down the street.    We arrived ...

Nice days out, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Nice days out

A travel blog entry by jayton

... a while when Nicky turned up and we joined the rest of the crew. Perugia is a very old town which whilst not as pretty as Cortona had a few ancient buildings.  On the way up to the top we went through the old Etruscan part of the town which ...

Cortona = Kristin's Reunion (32 years later!), Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona = Kristin's Reunion (32 years later!)

A travel blog entry by nortonje0316

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We got to Cortona late afternoon yesterday. Talk about the quintessential medieval Italy village on a hill! You arrive at the railway and look straight up a few miles to a beautiful walled city on the mountain. We called Rick Johnson to pick us up at the ...

Batteries need recharging, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Batteries need recharging

A travel blog entry by jklapak

... each other space. Dan and Lisa went on a tour of three wineries and Tami and I visited Arezzo, and went back to Cortona for people watching. This was a day to recharge draining batteries of our weary travel souls. These updates are getting shorter ...

City on a Hill, Cortona, Italy travel blog

City on a Hill

A travel blog entry by sjg209

... or the camera would take the picture. I managed to get a few good ones after many trials. When I finally reached the Cortona proper, it reminded me a bit of Siena with the brownish buildings and the steep streets; however, this place was certainly ...

Crazy travel to countryside, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Crazy travel to countryside

A travel blog entry by jklapak

... tourist stops in Sienna were closed. We had to find some food and a bathroom. We ended up finding the only bad pizza in all of Italy at some small family store and tucked in some hotel for their bathroom. We were all happy to be fed though an we set out ...

Two lazy days, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Two lazy days

A travel blog entry by jayton

... them a bit boring.   As we were leaving we saw another wedding in the square.  It isn't really surprising that Cortona seems to be a popular place for weddings. Back to the Villa and Peter and Alan decided to have a night off as resident ...

Buggio, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Buggio

A travel blog entry by jayton

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... get there driving through some spectacular scenery. It would be easy for me to say  read yesterdays blog but substitute Buggio for Cortona and delete the walk up the hill but that would be cheating. As an old Italian town it has all the usual narrow ...

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

Under the Tuscan Sun in Cortona

A travel blog entry by michncam

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... blessed with good weather - mild and slightly overcast, good for walking. Did I mention the hills? Fodor's describes it perfectly. "Cortona's steep streets make you pay for your pleasure, but any amount of puffing and panting is worth it to enjoy the ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by glas0174

... , but they were very gracious with the rest of us and said they had a good time hanging out on the road. Once we explored Cortona a little more, we got to see the theater that Eagan played at when they came, and we had some amazing gellato. They were even ...

A kitchen view, Pierle, Italy travel blog

A kitchen view

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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The week is going by way to fast, it's already Wednesday. This morning part of our group trained back to Florence for more shopping and sightseeing while I and Andrew hung back at the villa for some quiet time. I’m sitting at the kitchen table ...

A week in Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A week in Cortona

A travel blog entry by rocontour

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... up left to pass the tennis club and outdoor football ground. I remembered that this is the start of a walk taking you around Cortona over looking valley and far mountains. After breakfast we paid Jeanette and packed. An hour and a half took us around ...

Cortona day 4, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona day 4

A travel blog entry by jarvis07

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... model that I had to build. Once back at our apartment, we had a bit of a rest and then went up the hill to Cortona and had dinner. While we discovered that there was a medieval festival on. We ended up staying there for the whole thing which went till ...

Cortona, villa di piazzano, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona, villa di piazzano

A travel blog entry by grammyvail

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... . Spent a couple hours at pool. Tennis anyone? It's hard enough trying to find anyone to play with in the states, let alone Italy! And, they don't have a tennis court. Also got a MISERABLe cold yesterday and it blew up today. I guess there are a lot ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by escapingseattle

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... with our few words of Italian we chatted until they started putting their kids to bed. The next day we wandered around Cortona's picturesque stone streets, stopped for gelati and cappuccino, and climbed the hill up to the fortress. We met an American ...

Exploring Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Exploring Cortona

A travel blog entry by judeandpete

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... that I haven't put on that much weight, but the jumper fitted nicely. Jude was keen to visit Bramasole, the house that put Cortona on the tourist map. It was the subject of the book/movie "Under the Tuscan Sun". With some basic instructions gained from ...

Lazy Italian Days, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Lazy Italian Days

A travel blog entry by nishaparmar

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Talk about a true vacation - I've been too lazy to blog regularly as I've been busy sleeping, eating, swimming, sleeping ... and drinking.  Let me start out by saying limencello is a very dangerous drink.  Just two small glasses of this ...

Cortona!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona!

A travel blog entry by weinstein

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...  Diesel fuel AND an automatic!  The car definitely had better power than the Fiat and we were climbing the hilly streets to Cortona in no time! We arrived at our new home for the next week and were pleasantly surprised!  Located only a few ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by journey_team

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... 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. ...

Etruscan city, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Etruscan city

A travel blog entry by isomcarol

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   Cortona is a medieval city built on top of an Etruscan one.  Originly settled by the Villinovans about 1200 BC, the Etruscans moved in at the beginning of the iron age, six to eight centuries BC.  Evidence of the Etruscan building ...

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