Cortona: Familiar Faces and Places

6 Apr

Clearly, we love our time in Cortona. The ancient town is beautiful and historic, however, it is the wonderful local people and the incredible friendships we have made that keep us, and so many others, returning year after year.

Here are several photos, in no particular order, and taken over the years, of some of the locals or their establishments. My  apologies to those for whom I don’t have photos.


As mentioned, these are just a few of the hard working people and places that keep Cortona functioning. There are countless others, so many more I now realize I need to photograph.

Like millions of people around the world today, their hopes, dreams and livelihoods are on hold. Hopefully in the not SO distant future, their doors, and ours, will be open once again.











14 Responses to “Cortona: Familiar Faces and Places”

  1. Hilary Martinez April 6, 2020 at 9:42 AM #

    Lovely pics, wonderful memories, for us as well ..thank you for sharing! Hope all are well! Be safe, stay home…. Fondly, Gustavo & Hilary

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • blogginginitaly April 6, 2020 at 2:19 PM #

      Thanks Hilary, looking through these made me feel there for a bit of time. Speak to a local almost daily. Glad you enjoyed!! Same instructions to you💪🤗


  2. Fred wessel April 6, 2020 at 10:08 AM #

    Your post made me smile deeply this morning! I know and love almost everyone pictured and miss them greatly. Thank you, Judy.

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    • blogginginitaly April 6, 2020 at 2:21 PM #

      Thanks for sharing and so happy the pics brought you a morning smile!


  3. Yvonne Wilson April 6, 2020 at 10:29 AM #

    Thanks Judy for sharing your precious photos. What a nice way to start the day, seeing the faces of the lovely people of Cortona.

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly April 6, 2020 at 2:22 PM #

      Thanks, Yvonne, can’t be there but can still be “with” them! 💕🇮🇹🤗


  4. Royce Larsen April 6, 2020 at 11:26 AM #

    Nice presentations of friends and friendships Your absence may only enhance your next visit God Willing


    Liked by 1 person

  5. jknotts7 April 6, 2020 at 11:57 AM #

    I feel like I’ve had a trip to Italy! Thanks!

    Sent from my iPhone


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  6. jeanfromcalifornia April 7, 2020 at 4:34 PM #

    “Out of the population of 22,705 in Cortona, we can happily confirm that there are no reported cases of the new deadly coronavirus in Cortona, Italy, on Tuesday, 7th of April 2020.”
    I had to read that first to be able to look at your lovely photos without getting teary.
    Cross your fingers.


  7. stellalucentellc April 25, 2020 at 2:39 AM #

    What a lovely tribute!

    Liked by 1 person

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