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Sharing Cortona with Family and Friends

7 Dec

As you probably know, Len and I spent nearly three months in Cortona this fall. It was a time to be with local friends, make new ones, and share our “second” home with visitors. What we love about sharing is that when people leave, they always say the same thing: “Now we get it!” Seeing Cortona through our eyes and meeting our local friends easily answers any questions about why we return year after year.

Something that made me especially happy is that each of my siblings has now visited us in Cortona. In 2012, my brother Bill and his family visited Len, Benita and me,

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as well as son Michael.

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Then this year, my sister Alexis and her family came for a special birthday celebration.

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And a week later, my sister Florence and her husband stopped by after a trip through the Dolomites.

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Several Chicago and Austin visitors came through on their way to and from other destinations:

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There was the usual contingent of friends who frequent Cortona,

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plus new friends we made this year:

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And finally, there were those we missed who were with us in spirit:

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This ancient city and its history are incredible, but what really brings us back are the local friends who have welcomed us into their lives and into their homes, truly allowing us to feel as though we are no longer tourists but Cortonese.

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With apologies to those whose photos are MIA, our heartfelt thanks to all for a wonderful fall in Cortona. Till we embrace again, saluti!

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And if you are wondering why we always seem to have a glass in our hands, well, perchè no?

Cheers,
Judy

 

 

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