Il Giardino degli Ulivi

Via di Manzano, Cortona, Tuscany, Italy | Ranch
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Travel Blogs from Cortona

Sickness, but trudging on to Montepulciano anyway!

A travel blog entry by lizziep

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... that we went through Pienza on our way and I offered to stop at the pharmacy for Lizzie so we could get her some throat lozenges. We stopped, but unfortunately, they were closed. As we rounded the bend from our parking spot in Montepulciano, we found another farmacia, but unfortunately, it was also closed. It would be open in about a half an hour. Lizzie said she felt ok, so we pressed on into the city. Or at least up.

Montepulciano is another quite steep hill ...

Tuscany, Pienza and Doug cooking dinner...

A travel blog entry by lizziep

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... decided we would stay in. I am frankly surprised we are not getting gelato, but Doug is generally unpredictable. (quick note from doug -- like a loose cannon! Honestly, the 3 shops we went into had relatively simple flavors, most of which I had already tried. There was one shop where we got Lizzie's crepe that had an interesting ricotta cheese based flavor, but I think they were already closed -- I saw their hours while waiting for them to make the crepe)

Our plan for the rest ...

Savoring Siena

A travel blog entry by lizziep

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... it entertaining to find further evidence to support my theory in a man that sells the little cheeses.

Back to savoring Sienna: We walked in and Sarah explained a bunch of different meats and cheeses to us. What was common to this area only and what was more common throughout the country. We had a sample plate put out for us that included 3 types or porcino (sheep) cheeses – all at different points in the aging process and all aged differently. One was ...

Wedding bells in Cortona & Eurochoc in Perugia

A travel blog entry by louize74

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... sided tomb above the main altar. St Margaret's story is the archetypical sinner-to-saint tale. After spending her early life as a mistress and a mother to an illegitimate son, she was transformed after arriving in Cortona. After a few false-starts with local dreamboats, Margaret formed her own congregation, opened a hospital, received ecstasy-charged messages from heaven, prophesised the date of her death and surrounded ...

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 model. It was quite hard to build on my first go I got to the last step and then had to take it apart and start again. We then had lunch ...

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This ranch, located on Via di Manzano, Cortona, is near Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona's Cathedral (Duomo), and Badia.
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