Travel Blogs from Cortona, Italy

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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 ...

Getting to Italy, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Getting to Italy

A travel blog entry by apopples

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... 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 ...

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 ...

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, 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 ...

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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On the road to Tuscany!, Cortona, Italy travel blog

On the road to Tuscany!

A travel blog entry by gypsymonika

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... for using the force when we travel. The toll system on the autostradas were a little more chaotic; but we survived! We arrived in Cortona and it was like a crazy scavenger hunt! I can't believe some of the steep lane ways we had to drive down; it felt ...

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 ...

Cortona, Cortona, Italy travel blog

Cortona

A travel blog entry by cathabout

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... rossa of course. Another 2 hours gone.  A brisk walk then to snoopy;s gelatos for a chocolate orange ice cream. Exhausted taken home for a siesta. For tonight its back to Cortona for an Italian seafood dinner. So glad we only had a light ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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