Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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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 ...

On the road - Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

On the road - Cortona

A travel blog entry by taniap

Another hilltop town today however Cortona is the town where large chunks of Under the Tuscan Sun were filmed. I was sort of hoping my trip would have worked out like that story, but no. We had a nice day wandering around, enjoyed another great lunch ...

Two Firsts, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Two Firsts

A travel blog entry by jayton

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The first first.  Today was the first day we have had rain since arriving at the Villa.  It seems likely to rain  tomorrow and then back to Sun on Friday, which will be our last day here. The second first is that this is the first time I ...

Sunsoaked Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Sunsoaked Tuscany

A travel blog entry by wanderingfeats

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... what to expect, we were completely overwhelmed at the picture perfect-ness of the occasion.  Sitting outside under the stars, Cortona sitting on the hill, lit up like a monument.  The bells ringing from the churches as the clock ticked away to ...

Popołudnie w Cortonie, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Popołudnie w Cortonie

A travel blog entry by aniarybicka

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Dziś gorący i bezwietrzny poranek spędziłyśmy nad basenem. Około 15, po lekkim obiadku (ryż z jabłkami), pojechałyśmy do pobliskiej Cortony (jedyne 18 kilometrów). Wjechałyśmy do miasteczka od ...

Around Villa Bruni, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Around Villa Bruni

A travel blog entry by lepakqueen

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Clarissa and I decided to stay another lazy day at the Villa Bruni. We could hear gunshots in the woods and were later told by Mama that they were hunting wildboar and truffles ?? Anyway, another lovely day exploring the area around the villa. Heard ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by slough

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We spent a week in Cortona, Italy in a beautiful villa thanks to the generosity of Ken and Sally. The villa had 7 bedrooms, gorgeous grounds and a driver assigned to take us wherever we wanted.  Joining us on this trip were a group of friends ...

San Gimignano to Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

San Gimignano to Cortona

A travel blog entry by michncam

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... and a half hours seemed an awful long time to continue wandering, especially in the Tuscan sun. It was hot! We arrived in Cortona shortly after 4pm. After much hesitation and a lot of convincing, Cam drove the car inside the town of Cortona, in front ...

Goodbye France, Hello Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Goodbye France, Hello Italy

A travel blog entry by jayton

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... pictures when I have sorted them out. The views form the Villa are stunning as are the gardens around us.  The town of Cortona rises above us and we have views down the valley.  Their is a lovely pool which the younger people have tried out ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by kieron_a_m

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Cortona, Aviogenesi, and cooking class, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona, Aviogenesi, and cooking class

A travel blog entry by tommays

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... is over a vast and beautiful plain, flanked on either side by distant hills and valleys while behind it are towering mountains. Cortona was first an Etruscan town.  Some of it's earliest history remains including the outer walls, a bronze lamp from ...

Getting to Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Getting to Italy

A travel blog entry by jarvis07

... to Orly Oust (Orly west) airport and then went on a one minute train to Orly Sud (Orly South) airport to catch our plane to Italy. The plane ride took one hour and 50 minutes. Once we got off the plane and collected our luggage we got on another bus for ...

Cortona day 1, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona day 1

A travel blog entry by jarvis07

... . Cortona is a walled city so we had to try and find somewhere where we could get in. Once in, we spent ages looking around Cortona we found a souvenir shop and we bought a few things. I got a snow globe, Shayna bought a clock and dad bought a doorbell ...

Assisi, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Assisi

A travel blog entry by jarvis07

Today when we woke up we had breakfast and got ready for another big day. We went to the train station to catch a train to Arezzo to pick up our hire car at about 9:20. The train was 20 minutes late and we got on at about 9:50. When we got to Arezzo Mum ...

Cortona day 3, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona day 3

A travel blog entry by jarvis07

We started off in the morning by going to the markets in Castiglione del Fiorente. We looked around all the stores and bought a few things. I bought a black and yellow digital watch, Shayna bought some black and white leggings, Dad bought a suitcase to ...

up up up, down and up up up again, Cortona, Italy travel blog

up up up, down and up up up again

A travel blog entry by emmasadventures

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First stop when we left Florence was a small town called Cortona in Eastern Tuscany.  Its set way up on a hillside surrounded by olive groves.   Each year they hold the cross bow games and neighbouring villages come and challenge ...

Cortona!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona!

A travel blog entry by imakespots

Cortona...is THE most amazing town in Tuscany...it's ...

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