We drove from Assisi to Cortona. Cortona was made famous by Frances Mayes and her book and movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Cortona is in the Province of Arezzo, region of Tuscany.There are 23,000 people there. It is a mountain town like so many small towns in Italy. Another town of small streets and many stairs.
The house that was in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun is there as well as the real house of Frances Mayes.
Our wonderful small hotel outside Cortona
Yes there are stairs
Looking into the Main piazza
The main piazza and church
The church steps where the Christmas scene took place in the movie
As we were having a glass of wine at an outdoor bar, we heard music
Suddenly a medieval band appeared
The King and Queen
Cortona is fun and alive. The small streets can get crowded as there are many tourists. Stop near the main piazza at a bar and have a drink or lunch and sit outside. You will feel the life of Cortona as it passes by. You may be as lucky as we were and see a medieval band march by.
Come for the romance, the food, the wine and the people. This is Tuscan wine country. It is not only Chianti but Montepulciano and Brunello. Stop at an enoteca (wine tasting) and try some Tuscan wines.
George & Jo Anne