Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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A Day in Umbria, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A Day in Umbria

A travel blog entry by garypjackson

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... .   Even though I already had dessert, I had to have the traditional gelato and sit on the town piazza steps.  Lots of students out – turns out UGA has a study-abroad campus in Cortona.   Another great evening in Tuscany. ...

Ready.  Set.  Cook., Cortona, Italy travel blog

Ready. Set. Cook.

A travel blog entry by nishaparmar

... etc ... but to find yourself in a small town away from all the "usual" spots is a whole different experience.  Here in Cortona you can see every star shine brightly in the night sky without the distraction of tall buildings.  The air smells ...

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

Under the Tuscan Sun in Cortona

A travel blog entry by peter148

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... of the countryside from higher up in Cortona.   We also got to go inside one of the churches.  Like most of Italy, Cortona is a very catholic town and you can see evidence of that everywhere.  The church was very old and you could ...

Another Hilltop Town Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Another Hilltop Town Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by linzstoker

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     Just a few kilometers away from Castiglion, on another neighboring hilltop, lies the lovely town of Cortona.  This is where the author, Frances Mayes, was inspired to buy an old villa and renovate it, and turn her experience ...

Cortona and About, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona and About

A travel blog entry by debrumbaugh

... join us. The view from the hillside was beautiful. We got on the bike and soon we were taking on the 4-mile climb into Cortona. After checking into the Hotel San Luca we took showers and got ready for our walking tour of Cortona. The tour was interesting ...

Pool time, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Pool time

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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... cool for this time of year, but the pool is heated and the sun was out for a while so we declared it was pool time! Earlier we spent some time in Cortona, had a leisurely lunch at Ristorante La Loggetta over looking Cty Hall in the main square. ...

On Top of the Hill, Cortona, Italy travel blog

On Top of the Hill

A travel blog entry by mamakass

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Think Captain Corelli's Mandolin or Under the Tuscan Sun; both come to mind when describing our experience in Cortona. The narrow streets and the piazzas are like movie sets. While it was in the 90's here we managed to take in most of the major sites ...

The Tuscan Sun...., Cortona, Italy travel blog

The Tuscan Sun....

A travel blog entry by leahcmjarvis

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... the pool before I could put the milk in the fridge. I must say the view from the pool area is stunning. We are just below Cortona, the town made 'famous' from the author and the movie of Under The Tuscan Sun. We are in a flat land area with Cortona town ...

Golf, Spa and a home cooked dinner, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Golf, Spa and a home cooked dinner

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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Tuesday June 23, a day of golf for David and Steven while Andrew, Terry and Lauren checked into a day spa. The guys enjoyed their golf game but the spa was "lame" as described by Andrew… it's a long story but it included disposable paper thongs, ...

Cortona and Montepulciano, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona and Montepulciano

A travel blog entry by tracylynf

... ago?” Well played my friend, well played. As we moved on from the church we walked through the medieval section of Cortona. Stone streets and pathways, fascinating side corridors - the sense of history every where you looked. We made our way to the ...

Rome and Cortona, Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Rome and Cortona, Italy

A travel blog entry by rfon4

... in the tombs. We also went to mass in Italian because it was happening at noon while we were there. We then drove to Cortona in Tuscany, got into our room with an EXCELLENT view, and had some delicious pasta for dinner. I'm so tired of traveling, but ...

Our 25th Celebration!--27 years together, 22 marri, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Our 25th Celebration!--27 years together, 22 marri

A travel blog entry by ruefamily

We are staying in an old convent built in the 1600's--It should be ...

A family reunion in Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A family reunion in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by alexjasonworld

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... in Italy…..September 2008….for John’s 60th, we talk about the fact that last time we also visited Cortona, although it wasn’t until yesterday afternoon on arrival that we realised we'd been here before……..there are ...

Driving from Lucca to Cortona  - Day 20, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Driving from Lucca to Cortona - Day 20

A travel blog entry by kerrycrosbie

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... in the direction of Firenze. We by-passed Firenze then took the turn off towards Roma, then the turn off to Perugia, then Cortona and 3 1/4 hours after we set off, we arrived in the gorgeous hill top town of Cortona. I have been in love with this town ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by poweringon

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... which took us on some pretty basic roads but we did get to have a good look at the countryside.     Arriving in Cortona, close to 6pm, we had difficulty finding our accommodation.  I had booked it over Airbnb, the great website we have used ...

Pizza and more pizza, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Pizza and more pizza

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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Pizza night! Every Monday night the restaurant on property serves only pizzas from its wood burning oven.  It starts promptly at 8pm, with the first pizza arriving shortly after our first glass of wine.  Over the next several hours pizzas with ...

Past Olive Groves and Old Stone Walls...., Cortona, Italy travel blog

Past Olive Groves and Old Stone Walls....

A travel blog entry by benoche

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... and he has loved driving along through the twists and turns of Tuscany. After dinner tonight we walked through the Cathedral of Cortona (Santa Maria) which was the most amazing church.  We didn't take pictures as it didn't seem right...but the ...

I Love Villa Bruni, Cortona, Italy travel blog

I Love Villa Bruni

A travel blog entry by lepakqueen

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I finally got myself out of bed at 5.30 am since I have been rolling in bed for nearly an hour. I walk down to the main lounge and the kitchen. Too early to prepare breakfast but I love the kitchen. Old , rustic ambience with a heavy wooden door with ...

Looking for Frances Mayes, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Looking for Frances Mayes

A travel blog entry by julie.scanlon

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... prevalent here.  Also some some beautiful pheasants.  After flat Florida, we were breathless with the one hour walk. Cortona is a Estruscan walled city, made famous for "under the Tuscan sun."  It was quite steep but the views are amazing. ...

Oh Tuscany 06, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Oh Tuscany 06

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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From Florence it was to Tuscany and a little town on the hill called Cortona. It is a beautiful town with cobblestone, great cafes, great art, and wine of course. Our room at the Bed and Breakfast has been on of our best so far this leg and right in the ...

A day in Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

A day in Cortona

A travel blog entry by jklapak

We spent the whole day in Cortona today. Cortona is the city that was the setting for the movie and book "Under the Tuscan Sun" and it lives up to its picturesque image. It was delightful with small shop lined streets set on hill in high walled city. We ...

Cortona day 5, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona day 5

A travel blog entry by jarvis07

For our last full day in Cortona we decided to stay in our apartment and have a bit of a lazy day. We had a bit of a sleep in because we were a bit tired from our late night. When I got up I finally got around to building my Leonardo Da Vinci catapult ...

How to make Homemade pasta & pizza?, Cortona, Italy travel blog

How to make Homemade pasta & pizza?

A travel blog entry by ltraveldesigner

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How to make homemade pasta? I Pagliai Holiday Home offers Tuscan Cooking Classes. Last week I Pagliai did get a class to make homemade pasta & the real italian Pizza. Enjoy!!!!  RECIPES Pici alla Contadina - Pici with fresh tomato sauce ...

truffles, brunello, roses..., Cortona, Italy travel blog

truffles, brunello, roses...

A travel blog entry by leahcmjarvis

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... my tongue was like no other. It was a moment that you truly understand what drinking wine is really about. We spent a day in Cortona (which is about a 5 minute drive from our house) and had some of the best food I have ever had. A small restaurant that ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by segun_coco

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Cortona to Orvieto - Day 23, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona to Orvieto - Day 23

A travel blog entry by kerrycrosbie

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... have been in the mid twenties. I then went and bought the last couple of pieces for my breakfast set from the Cortona Ceramic shop. Typical ceramics from Cortona feature the sunflower and green stripes. Every piece of ceramics in the shop had the same ...

Day 13, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by kezza12

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Well we are on our own today - well until 6.00pm when we have our next cooking lesson, which then becomes our dinner. We wandered up to the town and spent the day exploring. They have found foundation blocks here that show that the city was built in ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by denise21

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... in Florence studying intensive Italian and her language skills paid off as I spent the rest of the day with her sightseeing. Cortona was a super cute town, and like most locations filmed in movies, it was significantly smaller in real life. I didn't ...

Cortona day 1, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona day 1

A travel blog entry by apopples

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... on Monday, nearly 12 hours of numerous buses, trains and one flight. Our apartment and the location is lovely though. Cortona is a gorgeous little town, spreading down the hill and looks like it probably hasn't changed much over the last few ...

Going back in time!!!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Going back in time!!!

A travel blog entry by apopples

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Can't believe our luck!!! We headed up the hill on Friday night for dinner only to discover that this weekend is Cortona's annual crossbow festival! The town square was full of knights and jesters and archers providing a whole range of different Medieval ...

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