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... Cortona has a gorgeous view. For Jay's views on Italian towns and the experience of driving to them, see him as this blog is PG.
We walked through the town discovering many tiny art galleries and shops selling hand crafted goods. There were quite a few places to buy leather bags and shoes at really good prices but I did not come here to shop,sigh. I did buy a little something for someone special though.
We took a few pictures throughout Cortona hoping to ...
... demonstrated the many steps to create stained glass and the firing of pieces to included the shading and colors within a single piece, Very involved! We had lunch at a sidewalk cafe in a quiet section of town. We enjoyed local specialties of Pici pasta (again!) with sausage and truffles and a pesto and tomato gnocchi - both delicious! No need for gelato after this one! Another tower and museum for the afternoon. We visited the Campanile at the city building (next to ...
... communities and they all compete against each other in their yearly horse race. Another scene of Quantum of Solace that was filmed in the town of Siena. It's just like Alabama and Auburn football in Alabama. The winner gets bragging rights for an entire year. The winning community also has a HUGE party to celebrate. However, something tells me that you don't have to win in order to party. The event itself seems big enough to residents to give them a reason to party.
Got an early start this morning, and drove to the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore near Asciano, a Provence of Siena. It was a beautiful drive through Tucany, will golden wheat fields that's seemed to continue forever.
Strange weather today, winds whipping through the hills, dark skys all around, almost pre-tornado like winds. It was no longer sunny and hot everyday like ...
... me "Is not far!" I don't know how he knows that, as I just asked where we're standing. Perhaps nowhere is far to an Italian postie. I cross the piazza and understand why it is so talked about. It has an energy all if its own. More on that later. On the other side of the piazza my hotel is as the postie rightly asserted, not far. In a quiet side street the Hotel Antica Torre is easily missed, and I do. Retracing my steps I find the unassuming doorway, and make my presence ...