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Travel Tuesday | Cortona, Italy | Travel & Destination Photography

Happy Election Day! If you’re like me and full of anxiety today, I decided it was probably a good time for some prettiness on the blog to help relieve some of that stress.  Tuesdays are always reserved for Tip Tuesday or Travel Tuesday, and today I’m mixing things up with a travel blog and sharing our time in Cortona, Italy!

 

Have you ever seen the movie “Under The Tuscan Sun”?  It’s one one of my favorites (i.e. top 5 list for sure) and in the movie, the main character leaves her life in San Fransisco behind for a life in the small town of Cortona, Italy.  So, of course, we had to stay there.  This was by far my favorite stop in Italy (my husband’s was Venice, which I also loved, and you can see that blog on a previous Travel Tuesday post here: Travel Tuesday | Venice, Italy | Cincinnati, International, and Destination Photographer)  We rented a car and drove from Florence into the gorgeous country side, and Cortona can be seen from the highway as the ancient town sits in the side of a hill.  The town dates back before 7th century B.C. and has legends of one of Noah’s decedents loving the calm air and building Cortona 273 years after the flood.  It is surrounded by massive stone walls and beautiful Tuscan hills, towns, wineries, and countryside.

 

From the moment we stepped foot inside the walls, it felt like home.  The people, the food (always, the food), the cobblestone streets…everything about it was home.  I can’t wait to go back!

 

One of our favorite parts of our trip was driving through the little towns on the way to our destinations…

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Cortona sits in the side of a hill and can be seen from miles away.

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The photo below on the left is the street where we stayed while there.  Our AirBnB was the epitome of a home in Tuscany with stone walls, old wood floors, and dried lavender in every room.

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The next two photos are from Bramasole, the home from “Under The Tuscan Sun”! It took us an hour to walk there from town!

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On a final, fun note….These two gentlemen were playing a card game and yelling at each other.  The one on the left was accusing the one on the right of cheating (my broken Italian got that much of the conversation) and it was both awkward and amusing all at the same time.

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4 Comments

  • Valerie

    09.11.2016 at 09:58 Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing! This looks like a wonderful place to travel and visit. I might need to plan a vacation!

  • Arica

    09.11.2016 at 10:00 Reply

    I’m so happy that I stumbled across your blog. Looking at these photos warms my heart and makes me feel at home. Italy is so beautiful! Your images take me right back.

  • Crystal

    09.11.2016 at 10:23 Reply

    Amazing!!

  • Karen

    09.11.2016 at 18:10 Reply

    Absolutely love the photography. It really gives you the old feeling of Cortona. Wish I had visited when I was close!

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