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Cortona

Cortona, a very attractive Tuscan hill town, was originally an Etruscan city and some of the walls from the Etruscan era remain visible

 

 


 

 

 

 

                  

Repubblica Square in Cortona is an open space in a city that is otherwise filled with narrow lanes, steep stairs and a medieval atmosphere.  Francis Mayes work "Under the Tuscan Sun" described renovating a local house, which pleased the town's tourism industry to no end!

A fountain in the Parterre Gardens in Cortona

 

Every village in Tuscany offers some small, unexpected delight.  Here, in Cortona, we see a copper dome adorning the ubiquitous red-tiled roof.  Alleys, stair cases, narrow lanes and a dash of unique architecture combine to make each city one that is filled with unique treats.   

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Click here for the Cortona website  provided by the Banco Popolare di Cortona.

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