Blogging ABOUT Italy: Cortona

30 Mar

In 2011, blogginginitaly.com was born. Never could I have imagined then just how significant a two letter preposition in the middle of the title would become. The word, of course, is “in”, and denotes all of the posts and nearly 20,000 photos I have taken while documenting our adventures while in Italy.

Spring poppies ©Blogginginitaly.com

Today, March 30, 2020, we were to board our flight for our 14th extended Italian adventure. And although we are disconnected physically, we are in constant contact with our Italian friends. I’m actually texting some as I write! We also read Italian news and monitor the ups and downs as if we were there.

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So, although I can’t write while in Italy, I can still write about Italy. Perhaps more importantly, I can share photos from our many adventures to remind us all, at such a difficult time throughout the world, to stay connected and hold on to our dreams, whatever they may be.

This first post (of what I plan to be many) is dedicated to our Italian home, the town of Cortona. Because we have been fortunate to experience Cortona in all seasons, I have many pictures of Cortona that are virtually people free. I hope you enjoy the views. You can also click on any photo to enlarge.

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Cortona – ©Blogginginitaly.com

Parterre Cortona ©Blogginginitaly.com

Via Santucci view ©Blogginginitaly.com

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Rooftops Cortona ©Blogginginitaly.com

Chiesa di San Francesco, Cortona, ©Blogginginitaly.com

War Memorial ©Blogginginitaly.com

Parterre Cortona ©Blogginginitaly.com

Santa Margherita ©Blogginginitaly.com

Santa Maria Novella ©Blogginginitaly.com

Municipio Cortona ©Blogginginitaly.com

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Le Celle ©Blogginginitaly.com

As the sun casts a warm welcome on this beautiful ancient town, it will once again, hopefully soon. At that time, we, like so many others, will return for our next adventure.

July, 2011, Trip #1 to Cortona ©blogginginitaly.com

Till then, more posts to follow.

Ciao,
Judy

 

25 Responses to “Blogging ABOUT Italy: Cortona”

  1. Patricia Bolton at 9:18 AM #

    Thank you, Judy.  I so appreciate your posts & photos.

    My husband & I were (are?) planning a return visit to Cortona for our 20th anniversary. Here’s hoping!

    Best regards for health & happiness,

    Patricia

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    • blogginginitaly at 9:30 AM #

      Thanks for your note. I certainly hope you are able to celebrate your 20th in Cortona, even if the celebration is a bit later than you had planned!

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  2. Chiarandini at 9:23 AM #

    Hey Judy and Len Thanks for great photos. I am wondering if we will see Cortona this year. I hope so. Stay healthy. Also go on google and put in Andre Rieu in Cortona 2003. It will sooth you for about 90 minutes Ciao Rudy

    Sent from my iPad

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    • blogginginitaly at 9:29 AM #

      We are wondering and hoping as well! Thanks for your note and I will take you up on your viewing recommendation. Stay well wishes back to you.

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  3. Fernsnda at 9:42 AM #

    Ciao cari Amici, questa mattina il mio cellulare mi ha ricordato che domani sarebbero dovuti arrivarci miei amici Judy e Len. …
    Sono certa che tra qualche mese sarete di nuovo a Cortona con noi a brindare con del buono vino rosso

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  4. Fernsnda at 9:43 AM #

    Ciao cari Amici, questa mattina il mio cellulare mi ha ricordato che domani sarebbero dovuti arrivarci miei amici Judy e Len. …
    Sono certa che tra qualche mese sarete di nuovo a Cortona con noi a brindare con del buono vino rosso
    Fernanda

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  5. Maureen (Mack) Lawler at 9:50 AM #

    It’s wonderful to be able to see such a special part of Italy. I hope the town and your friends are isolated enough to be protected. Thank you for this beautiful escape!

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    • blogginginitaly at 12:47 PM #

      Thanks, all of our friends are well. In fact, there are actually no cases in the old town of Cortona, and the last I heard, only 10 in the large county. Hope you are well!

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      • Maureen Lawler at 10:53 AM #

        That’s wonderful! 🧡

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  6. Fernanda at 10:01 AM #

    Domani saresti dovuti arrivare a Cortona….avevo preso due giorni di ferie per aspettarvi e prepararvi un buon pranzo e brindare con un buon vino rosso.
    È solo rimandato per qualche mese il vostro arrivo a Cortona. I vostri Amici vi aspettano. Fernanda

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  7. Royce Larsen at 10:21 AM #

    Enjoyed all the photos However, the one that made me smile was the last! Thank you

    ________________________________

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  8. Donna DePonte at 11:06 AM #

    Love reading your blog! Met you last May while spending the month in Cortona (you liked my sandals!). Hope to go back someday. Beautiful photos of a magical place.

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    • blogginginitaly at 12:51 PM #

      Thanks for your note! I believe we were in front of Molesini market, correct? Hope you get back as well!

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  9. jeanfromcalifornia at 2:57 PM #

    I’m glad you promised more photos. Keep them coming. They are all fabulous!
    We are not sure about this year but we all have to go back next year and meet to celebrate the baby boom! 🙂

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    • blogginginitaly at 3:03 PM #

      Agreed, just so none of “Us” are having those babies!!🥂

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      • jeanfromcalifornia at 3:52 PM #

        I don’t know. We are a pretty frisky group. Lol

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  10. Shelli Isen at 4:50 PM #

    Thanks for the beautiful photos. Makes us “homesick”. Hope we can return before too long and see you and Len there as well. Stay safe and healthy.

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    • blogginginitaly at 3:20 PM #

      Same to you Shelli. We facedtimed with Fernanda today and she showed us the lunch she had prepared for our return. Hopefully soon, hopefully!

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  11. Sue Conidi at 9:21 PM #

    Wow. I recognise the 1st photo as one I have from my 2009 Italian holiday Keep well. Love your blog love from Australia

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    • blogginginitaly at 3:18 PM #

      Those poppies, right! How I miss seeing them. Thanks so much for writing and stay well!

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  12. Lyn Douglas at 8:22 PM #

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful town. I was fortunate enough to visit Cortona twice and loved every minute of it. Stay calm and strong.

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