An Ode to Springtime in Cortona

6 Apr

When an 8 1/2 hour flight turns into a 40+ hour unexpected project, it is heartwarming to be embraced by the outstretched arms of Cortona – its historic buildings, incredible views, wonderful food and most of all, its warm and gracious people. It’s no wonder that, over Easter weekend, Cortona was ranked the number one preferred Italian destination by Airbnb.

Thus, our familiar walks have inspired my very simplistic verse:

Ode to Springtime in Cortona

With temperatures rising,
the buds are bursting and the sun is shining.


Many are walking as others are riding.


As the fog is lifting, it is quite revealing –
the dandelions are popping
and the hillsides are greening.


All the while,
the bright shiny Vespas and motos keep careening.


So many places for delicious dining;

© (Tuscher)

© (Tuscher)

© (Tuscher)

accompanied, of course, by Tuscan wine(ing).


And no matter what age, Gelato always brings smiling.

© (Snoopy’s)

So if you are seeking a place which is lovely and inspiring,


Cortona in Springtime is simply beguiling.



21 Responses to “An Ode to Springtime in Cortona”

  1. Royce Larsen April 6, 2018 at 9:45 AM #

    Nicely done
    It sounds as if you are “home”
    You should continue
    The Rhymes
    For the future
    Blog times
    Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jeanfromcalifornia April 6, 2018 at 10:33 AM #

    Gorgeous pictures again as usual, Judy.
    Well you have explained why my little cottage was booked up this year (boo!) but I have reserved for 2019!
    I’m depending on you for more lovely Cortona pictures of you and Len and the Toronto gang this year.

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    • blogginginitaly April 6, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

      Thanks, Jean, I suspect you will have enough to keep you busy this year with your new remodeling initiative!


      • jeanfromcalifornia April 6, 2018 at 11:53 AM #

        Still going to Europe but new plans. Will fill you in later.


  3. Jim Capraro April 6, 2018 at 11:18 AM #

    Now I’m thinking of traveling,
    And find myself wanting

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hilary Martinez April 6, 2018 at 12:19 PM #

    Lovely pictures Judy, making my mouth water!!
    Best to you both,

    Liked by 1 person

  5. bestson808 April 6, 2018 at 1:48 PM #

    Aloha Judy, what can I say to all that beauty, bravissimo!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lyn Douglas April 6, 2018 at 1:52 PM #

    Lovely. Happy springtime. I have wonderful memories of Cortona

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Patricia April 7, 2018 at 1:37 PM #

    My heart aches to return

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Bobbie April 8, 2018 at 12:33 AM #

    Beautiful Judy!! Enjoy the Cortona springtime. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jeanfromcalifornia April 8, 2018 at 10:53 AM #

    You ARE going to tell us about the 8 1/2 hours turning into 40 hours – right? You are keeping us all in suspense.
    You can pretend we are all across the table from you and dedicate all the veggies, dishes and drinks to each twist in the story.
    (Also gives us also a chance to see more of your fabulous food pictures. Yay!)

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  10. Sandra April 8, 2018 at 10:48 PM #

    40+ hours? What happened?

    Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 1 person

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