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I haven't written in a few days, but I need to do an update before my pictures start adding up too much.
Cortona is a gorgeous little town, and we have settled in quite well over the past week since we arrived. The visa stuff has been an absolute nightmare, but contrasted with Cortona's view, the pizza and pasta I've been eating every day …
Day 1. Monday. We had to miss our bus. Visa ****. I'm not gonna get into it but moral of the story, getting an Italian visa is complicated and no one will help you. Anyways. We met up with Kat and Georgie and we caught a train going to Campiu which is the city by Cortona. Then we took a 3 euro taxi to Cortona from there. We get here, …
This couple on the park bench in the main Piazza caught my eye.
It was hard to tell who was enjoying the people watching more...the master or the dog....or which one was the master! The little fellow walked by us on the street leading into the Piazza...walking with a purpose.....no leash......so I suspect this was their morning routine....the Piazza seemed to have built as a prop for ...
... squeeze into doorways at times.
After a look at the 1500 year old wall surrounding the town, which for its age is in nice condition, and then we set of to visit the Cathedral. This was another pacemaker test run and I am happy to say I made it to the top with a couple of rests.
The Cathedral has the mummified remains of the Saint to whom the church is dedicated. It is a bit ...
... thank goodness the B&B cancelled, as I'm not impressed, so am pleased I have complete freedom. I actually find out later this afternoon it's often referred to as Lake Trashimeno....hmm it really doesn't sound like my kind of place!!!
Back at Cortona I head into the piazza, and sit with a gelato cone....bounty and chocolate hazelnut...and it's certainly very very good, although I have to admit I was a bit baffled I was given a mouse shaped cone!! Anyway I people ...