Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tuscany Hillside Towns...., Cortona, Italy travel blog

Tuscany Hillside Towns....

A travel blog entry by scwonderwoman

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... was beyond me. It took us over an hour to get out of traffic and on the road,l...but finally, we were in route to Cortona. Cortona is an ancient Hillside town. It also happens to be where one of my favorite books and movies, "Under the Tuscan Sun" was ...

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 ...

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