It’s a Wrap!

28 Oct

After our wonderful and relaxing trip to Liguria, we returned to Cortona for the hustle and bustle of our last few weeks.

Whether pool side or terrace sunsets, pizza parties, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, olive picking, day trips, wine tastings – there’s never a shortage of things to do or willing friends with whom to have fun. (Apologies to those for whom I don’t have photos.)

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Similar to the completion of filming a scene, I can’t help but think of the phrase: “It’s a wrap, folks!”

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Since it’s also the week of our anniversary, there were some fun surprises.

A whimsical print Len bought me from Ivan at Il Pozzo Galleria…

as well as a surprise and delightful anniversary celebration. (Intentional misspelling of Len’s name. Long story.)

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Our final night, as is customary, we headed to Tuscher Caffe knowing we would bump into friends, and so we did.

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Four other couples were also leaving the next morning so it was a bit of a challenge getting any group photos.

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After a bit, those of us remaining were hungry, so we called Alessandro at Il Cacciatore and he welcomed us with open arms as usual.

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And then it was time for some final goodbye hugs, after just a few more laughs.

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Saturday morning, we had one last cappuccino before departing. This coffee mug planter was on our table.

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With Cortona in the background, we headed to the town of Fiumicino, where we walked the pier by day and enjoyed the always incredible sun setting the night before flying home.

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So many ask me, “Which do you prefer more, Chicago or Cortona?” For me, the ending of each journey is the beginning of the next. I love them both.

And so, it is a wrap, our 13 trip to our second home.  Till we meet again…Abbracci and Arrivederci!

Ciao,
Judy

 

 

 

15 Responses to “It’s a Wrap!”

  1. Royce Larsen October 28, 2019 at 10:02 AM #

    Your Blogs have been so well done with a sense of inclusion, interest and information. Thank you so much. Would like to be there to welcome you home. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Mary T. Mattucci October 28, 2019 at 11:11 AM #

    It’s a Beautiful Life!!

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  3. Sandra October 28, 2019 at 11:58 AM #

    Beautiful and love your Anniversary print, Judy! Here’s to Chicago now and the days ahead!!

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  4. Julia Spina-Kilar October 28, 2019 at 1:26 PM #

    Happy anniversary!!❤️ Apparently the Italians favor a variation of the name Len, as this has happened before if my memory serves me well. 🤣

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  5. Maureen (Mack) Lawler October 28, 2019 at 5:48 PM #

    Happy Anniversary!! ❤️❤️ What a wonderful visit…….fascinating to see Italy through your eyes.

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  6. Patricia Wasley October 28, 2019 at 8:42 PM #

    Lovely, Judy!

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  7. jeanfromcalifornia October 29, 2019 at 8:54 AM #

    Judy, I have all my equipment on alerts to immediately inform me of your posts. They did so with this one but I am very late this time in comments – still recovering from the high times you have documented so well in your pictures. A fabulous time was indeed enjoyed by all.
    Your life is one big wrap party lol

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  8. Yvonne Wilson November 1, 2019 at 12:35 AM #

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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