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Familiar Footing

30 Mar

Why did we fall in love with Cortona? So very many reasons, but suffice it to say we did –  this being our eighth stay. And although so much is familiar, this ancient Etruscan town never ceases to amaze.

The incredible views…


Local food sourcing… (10 huge fresh artichokes for under $4.50!)



Tiny cars that seem to suck in their sides as they traverse the hills and uneven narrow streets – (my Fiat 500).


And of course, the delicious food.

AD Braceria ©

AD Braceria ©

Tuscher Caffe ©

First day of 2017 outside seating at Tuscher Caffe ©

The weather has been perfect – blue sky sunny days, cool nights, and signs of Spring’s magnificent return in the colors popping up everywhere.

And while all of the above is wonderful, nothing quite compares to the sincere smiles and heartfelt “ben tornato” (welcome back) long embraces we’ve received from our local friends.

I guess the answer to my opening question is simple: they are truly the reason we fell in love with Cortona and why we happily return.

For now, time to give in to jet lag, but much more to come.




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