Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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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 ...

Tuscany keeps getting better, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Tuscany keeps getting better

A travel blog entry by cathabout

Continental breakfast prepared for us out on the landing.  Then into the van for a trip to Pienza to sample local pecorino (sheep) cheeses and local prosciutto and salami, Great little Tuscan Village in the hills.  Wandered around for a ...

More of Italy

More of Italy "Under the Tuscan Sun".....

A travel blog entry by eagle10

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... the distance. I asked the Desk Clerk about laundry and he said that there are lots of places in Camucia, but none in Cortona (that's rather inconveient!).  I also asked about Taxis and he said they were available, and if I had called from the station ...

On the road again (eventually), Cortona, Italy travel blog

On the road again (eventually)

A travel blog entry by judeandpete

... from the itinerary. Our little diesel ran well and we had a relatively uneventful (if that can ever be said about road travel in Italy) drive to Cortona. We were able to find a car park of sorts near our diggs and settled in to our home for the week. ...

As paisagens deslumbrantes da Toscana, Cortona, Italy travel blog

As paisagens deslumbrantes da Toscana

A travel blog entry by martorelli

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...  hoje o dia prometia....   Pelo mapa a ordem das cidades que visitariamos deveria ser Montalcino-Pienza-Montepulciano-Cortona (nossa nova base).   Mas apos ler sobre os lugares e pegar dicas valiosissimas com amigos resolvemos mudar um ...

Donna and Steve's Anniversary, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Donna and Steve's Anniversary

A travel blog entry by erzetic

... in his terms . Lorenzo proceeded to show us his garden and s cellar where he makes wine for himself. Left Lorenzo travelling west to cortona large village 56kms away set high up on a hill with commanding views below. Wow after 4 hours in Cortona we All ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by thisgreatworld

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... . Sit at the little piazza that she visited. And most of all visit Bramasole.  Cortona is one of the oldest hill towns in Tuscany, Italy.  Frances Mayes featured this beautiful town in her fictionalized autobiography book called Under the ...

Never been excited to enjoy a cup of espresso..., Cortona, Italy travel blog

Never been excited to enjoy a cup of espresso...

A travel blog entry by dvacation

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... for the fast traffic from behind. A second later a tiny Alfa overtook us and the bus in a very swift manner. Cortona's medieval architectures and steep narrow streets situated on a hillside are the distinguishing characteristics of this town. A maze of ...

Jun 02, 2012, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Jun 02, 2012

A travel blog entry by libraries.1830

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Gravel road to villa, Pierle, Italy travel blog

Gravel road to villa

A travel blog entry by garydrew

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This is a video shot and narrated by Andrew, we had just left the villa and on our way to Rome for our final last 3 days.  Its a long video but shows the narrow 1 lane road we travel about a mile to get to the villa... the narration can be humorous ...

Orvietto to Crotona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Orvietto to Crotona

A travel blog entry by freespirit26

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... the surrounding countryside and is in walking distance, albeit a steep walk, to the main street, Via Nazionale. Citta della Cortona is a medieval town set on a mountainous outcrop rising above a large patchwork plain of agricultural land. A mountain rim ...

Just junkin' around, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Just junkin' around

A travel blog entry by sbelleforte

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An early start today! 7:30 am, which is a bit hard for the jet-lag challenged among us.  Breakfast in the Very Ornate breakfast room.  This is a very large room with a very high ceiling, and an elaborate gilded altar, about 10 ft. high on one ...

Bramasole - Day 21, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Bramasole - Day 21

A travel blog entry by kerrycrosbie

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... weather: absolutely glorious We set off straight after breakfast in search of Bramasole. We headed down Via Nationale through Cortona, through the beautiful park, past the tennis courts and up the most quintessential Tuscan road with huge cypress trees ...

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 ...

Travel day, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Travel day

A travel blog entry by alteredm

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... it was the time of day but traffic wasn't near as scary as I thought it would be. The road going up the hill to Cortona was skinny and typical switch back but wow what a view!!!! I was too stunned and amazed to take pictures, will get some tomorrow. ...

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, ...

Preciosa Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Preciosa Cortona

A travel blog entry by k0k0m0

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... algo, en dos horas uno puede completar la visita muy bien. Creo que de todas las ciudades, excluyendo a Florencia, que ví esta semana Cortona fue la que más me gustó. Más que nada por la vista que tiene. Totalmente recomendada para hacer, pero con un ...

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 ...

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