Cortona

Cortona Town Square

Cortona Town Square

Okay, so I’m happy to admit that I love a good romantic comedy.  I’m a sucker for them.  I should preface this by saying that this is Sharon typing, not Scott!  Sorry for any confusion.

It was with one such movie in mind that we drove through Tuscany.

‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ is a favourite of mine, so when I saw Cortona on the map, which is where they filmed the movie, I was keen to go.  Luckily I have a very patient husband, who was being very accommodating on this particular day.  It wasn’t far out of our way, so we decided to take the short detour and check it out!

The other side of Cortona Town Square

The other side of Cortona Town Square

If all romantic comedies help you to discover such cute Italian villages, then I’m going to continue my research!  I think Scott was skeptical at first about the detour, but even he was taken by the town.  It is set on a hill in the most beautiful lush landscape you’ve ever seen (no drought here!), and the little town is nestled right at the top of it all.

An alley in Cortona

An alley in Cortona

It seems a crazy place for a town, you walked up and up to get to the town centre, but once there, it is a maze of little streets, and shops all selling various wares to tourists.  It was a hub of activity, we liked that about it.  We had lunch at this cute little cafe in the centre of town, and I think that our pasta was all the more delicious because of where we were!  You’ll see from the photos how much Faith enjoyed her pasta!

Houses on the hill

Houses on the hill

The valley below

The valley below

Faith ordering her lunch

Faith ordering her lunch

Faith enjoying her lunch

Faith enjoying her lunch

The aftermath - that top is now the 'eating' top, and will be considered a casualty of the trip

The aftermath - that top is now the 'eating' top, and will be considered a casualty of the trip

Looking 'down' the main road of Cortona

Looking 'down' the main road of Cortona

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