Gli Archi e La Quiete
Travel Blogs from Cortona
... the hill, and went to a cathedral. The cathedral was a bit smaller then the Christchurch cathedral (I think), and had heaps of paintings on the walls. There was a sculpture/statue thing, of Jesus on his cross at the front. We walked through he cathedral, and into the Ducal Palace. We had a look through there (more paintings, and some really amazing veneer, then went and found some late lunch. We ate lunch ...
... for airport in Florence and then got onto auto strada (freeway). Heading in right direction we arrived around 4.30 pm after a deviation to another factory outlet. This is the night we stay in a castle "under the Tuscan sun"! The photos hopefully give you a better picture than my ...
... were. The Piazza del campo was awesome, people were just sitting enjoying the beautiful weather. The Piazza was surrounded by restaurants and shops and on the other side was the Mangia Tower and Museo Civico. We got gelato and sat in the piazza for a little then climbed the tower. The tower is over 290 feet tall and the stairs were not designed for people going up and down at the same time! We had to shimmy past each other, it was quite a struggle, but once ...
... 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 ...
... packaged food from the supermercato, we had to laugh!
After a wander through these gorgeous streets and a wee bit of shopping we sat in the sun and drank lattes and ate gorgeous pastries.
After a siesta we made our way down for our evening cooking school lesson, tonight we made bread salad, mushroom risotto, roasted chicken in a herbed rub and apple cake (all with Italian names of course!) So here I am, full and ready for bed!
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking