Family Fun in Cortona

29 Jun

Yesterday, my brother and his family visited us in Cortona…our last visitors this year.  They are touring the great cities of Italy and came to see us for a day of relaxation. From noon till about 11PM, we ate, drank, walked, talked, laughed, shopped, and even visited a few of the famous Cortona institutions.

We enjoyed a wonderful family style lunch of many different pastas at Trattoria Toscana.

Followed by gelato at Snoopy’s…

And some fun in the public gardens…(the little boys weren’t so amused!)

Dinner was in Piazza Signorelli, at the excellent Antica Trattoria, where we were in the thick of things for viewing the 2012 semifinal football (soccer to us) match between Italy and Germany.

The evening’s entertainment included horns blaring, flags waving, and people, including us, wild with excitement, as Italy proved victorious in a 2-1 win.

A spontaneous parade of cars and vespas erupted through the piazza…


A perfect ending to a perfect day…Perfetto!

And this morning’s papers…


Another wonderful day in Cortona!



2 Responses to “Family Fun in Cortona”

  1. Sandra June 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM #



  2. Sandra June 30, 2012 at 6:09 AM #

    Bacheca messaggi The Chicago Italian Language Meetup Group › re; Sunday’s big game: Italy vs. Spain

    re; Sunday’s big game: Italy vs. Spain
    Avvia una nuova discussione Ricevi aggiornamenti su questa discussione Aggiungi una risposta Karen Postato il 29-giu-2012 19.49 Link a questa discussione Cita nella rispostaRiporta come spam

    user 5971312
    Chicago, IL
    Post n.: 7
    Hi all…
    Is anyone going out to watch Sunday’s Euro Cup championship game Italy vs. Spain? I have a friend/colleague who is in town visiting from Firenze and we’re probably going to go to Fado downtown. He’s hoping to be surrounded by other Italians/Italian speaking people who are rooting for his team!

    Karen McKinley

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