Cortona in Winter

12 Feb

I always wondered what Cortona would be like in winter, and now I know. The same wonderful people, the same beautiful town, albeit a little quieter, and the same feeling like I’m home…ok, also colder and sometimes rainy, but certainly warm compared to Chicago.

Benita and I took the train from Roma last Saturday and spent two wonderful days and nights in Cortona. It’s an incredible feeling to walk through the market or down a street and recognize so many faces. We shopped, walked, ate, drank, talked and laughed with our wonderful Cortonese friends.

I think the pictures and smiles tell the story!











Grazie ai nostri amici per un tempo meraviglioso!

And Len, this one is for you…un baccino from Daniela!


Can’t wait to return this summer!



10 Responses to “Cortona in Winter”

  1. Gloria Barr February 12, 2014 at 2:42 PM #

    What a coincidence…or not! I was just adding a couple of photos of Cortona to my website. I’ve had them since March but just got around to it today.


    • blogginginitaly February 12, 2014 at 3:14 PM #

      A little motivation for you, but looks like you don’t need it!


  2. Sandy Holswade February 12, 2014 at 2:47 PM #

    You look like you belong and are home – fabulous pictures Judy!


    • blogginginitaly February 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM #

      I bet you recognize many of the people and places…we had the best time!


  3. Jean February 12, 2014 at 9:53 PM #

    Judy Judy!!! John and I loved your post on Cortona. And it was fabulous seeing pics of Ivan (last summer’s BBQ at his parents home is still etched in our Italian memory). Our next trip is in September and it wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Cortona. And more pics of Ivan and his family. Of course in my perfect world y’all would be there at the same time. No matter. We are forever connected thanks to your wonderful blog. Ciao, jean


    • blogginginitaly February 13, 2014 at 5:28 AM #

      So sorry we will miss you this summer, but perhaps we’ll be together in 2015. We’ll be sending lots more pics before you go! Judy


  4. Francesca Maria February 13, 2014 at 8:31 AM #

    Nice article. I have never been to Cortona but it sounds like a lovely place. Next time you should come here to Sicily, we have wonderful places too and fabulous food. Loved the pictures!


    • blogginginitaly February 14, 2014 at 9:23 AM #

      We plan to visit Sicily in 2015! Really looking forward to spending time there. Will be in touch before we come. And yes, Cortona is truly lovely!


  5. angelabucaletti February 13, 2014 at 5:43 PM #

    I live in Cortona…. And i Love your post!


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