Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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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 ...

Under the Tuscan Sun, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by helencuccaro

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...    Beautiful hill town.  We explored it in the rain.  Ate a whole sea bass for lunch and brought a very large umbrella to protect us from the rain that we would experience while we are in Italy and France.  It hasn't rained ...

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 ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by chappys1

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... gardens immaculate. The house was a sunset colour. Outside the gate was the hole in the wall with vase of flowers. A lovely place, Cortona the hillside town has panoramic views. Not wanting to leave, after yummy lunch we continued on about 1.30 pm to ...

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 ...

Still out of touch, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Still out of touch

A travel blog entry by bonsor2medoc

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We are happily touring the hill towns of Tuscany and are scoping out internet sights for guerilla postings when possible but sightseeing takes priority over updating the blog. Poor Sarah heads back tomorrow, then Susan, Leanne & Margaret leave on ...

Tami's 40th, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Tami's 40th

A travel blog entry by jklapak

Today was Tami's 40th Birthday! We met for a cooking class at the hotel we were staying at after breakfast. We had a great class with the two staff chef's at the hotel. We learned how to make some really great food that we would later enjoy for dinner. ...

Cortona - Here We Come, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona - Here We Come

A travel blog entry by lepakqueen

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... we are on a bus ride to Terontola. The sun is setting and hey we have to take this narrow windy road up to Cortona. Its a rustic provincial town overlooking the Tuscany sunset. The bus stops at Piazza Garibaldi. I absolutely love the view from there but ...

Is THIS the house from Under the Tuscan Sun???, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Is THIS the house from Under the Tuscan Sun???

A travel blog entry by shellikins89

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... outside of town first. Then we made our way up the rest of the mountain and met our tour guide. The town of Cortona is Beautiful! Our guide walked us through the streets and showed us some adorable houses. Next we headed over to the Archaeological museum ...

Old stuff and unheard blasphemy!!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Old stuff and unheard blasphemy!!

A travel blog entry by amoreitaly

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... and blue drop earrings, and a small Guess cross-body bag... (beige, white & animal print).  From the museum I walk around Cortona, tucking into the buildings in an attempt to keep shaded as it's piping hot. I climb right to the top of hill and ...

Cortona - a completely different type of Tuscany, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona - a completely different type of Tuscany

A travel blog entry by denningsontour

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... . By the time we had got to our destination in Camucia on the flat plain below the surprisingly steeply populated town of Cortona, the temperature had increased several degrees and the country felt much more arid. Our new accommodation is a 500 year old ...

Arrivederci Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Arrivederci Cortona

A travel blog entry by jayton

... to bed. This has been a fabulous 2 weeks and we are all a bit sad to be leaving, but more is to come.  Cortona is a wonderful place and the small villages around here are all lovely and slightly different from each other.  The food and ...

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 ...

Getting to Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Getting to Italy

A travel blog entry by apopples

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... 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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