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Return to Cortona

19 Jun

Hardly here 24 hours and have already reconnected with so many local friends, returning friends, and even had time to make new friends.

My long time wonderful friend Sue was visiting her daughter in Firenze, then spent a night with us before heading home. We had appertivo last night at Tuscher Cafe (Benita’s favorite!),

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then lunch there again today including Pici Amatriciana and a caprese salad.


Pici Amatriciana da Tuscher Cafe in Cortona,

Pici Amatriciana da Tuscher Cafe in Cortona,


Pici is like a thick spaghetti, made from flour and water only. It originated in the Siena area and is usually only found in Tuscany. The Amatriciana included speck, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and cheese. Delicioso! And as usual, there’s nothing quite like an Italian tomato.

In between all the eating, we managed some walking on the steep streets of this lovely Etruscan town.


And then just before heading home, we stopped in the piazza, and as usual, always something happening.


Finally, I had to stop these kids as I had never seen so large a gelato. Glad I got to them before the dripping began!


Ciao for now,




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