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TripAdvisor Reviews HOTEL PORTALE Cortona
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... we saw another wedding in the square. It isn't really surprising that Cortona seems to be a popular place for weddings.
Back to the Villa and Peter and Alan decided to have a night off as resident chefs, so we had take away Pizza.
Next week promises to be a bit busier as Peter has 3 day trips planned. We are particularly interested in the one to Assisi.
... this will do for dinner" and "this will do for lunch". It was superb especially sprinkled with the Tuscan dried herbs we had purchased.
Our hosts were a middle aged Italian couple, Rita and Alessando. Rita cooked us a very tasty apricot pie and gave us a jar of her apricot jam. They were superb! We read in the visitors book that she had showed some guests how to cook a particular Tuscan dish so we asked if she would give us an Italian cooking ...
... are so many ancient artefacts sitting under the soil. If you do find something you must declare it and it becomes the property of the Arts Commission (or equivalent) and they then have the right to take over your property if the find is of particular importance.
The Etruscans were a fascinating people, quite sophisticated in their living. They had beautiful jewellery and pots and buildings etc Given they existed over 2500 years ago it ...
... by the fact that, in our absence, many of the shops that had been closed for holidays (which apparently last about two months for shops here), were now open, most notably the crepe/ waffle shop. My life here now has meaning.
When we arrived at the park Metta's friend Sara was there and her brother Francesco, who is friends with Millo, so they all played together leaving me to sit on a bench basking in the sun (you ...
... is good.
As for the interior goings on of today, Annetta and I cooked something new; a pumpkin mold. Sounds fairly gross, was not great either. It wasn't bad it just wasn't how it was supposed to be. It was supposed to be like a sort of pie/cake thang. In reality it was a dish of slightly watery pumpkin goop. Yum!
Metta's cello lesson was here today. That meant the rest of us were blessed with the melodious sound of two children ...