SUMMER IN CORTONA

SUMMER IS ONE OF CORTONA'S MOST SUGGESTIVE SEASONS ABETTED BY THE BLAZING HEAT CEASING ONLY AT NIGHT...

Morning: Awakening to the cool of the day, revitalised, accompanied by the sounds of shutters drawn up, deliveries in arrival, shop fronts being swept, tables and chairs set out in piazzas and the aroma of fresh ground coffee and cornetti hanging in the air.
Midday: Shimmering asphalt melting in the blazing heat, a haze falling across the plains against a constant backdrop of sound which is the chirping of cicalas.
Sunflowers turning their faces to the sun as the grapes ripen on the vines and farmers make summer sculptures of hay across the landscape.
Sunflowers turning their faces to the sun...
Grapes ripening on the vine...
Late afternoon: a feint breeze as the sun starts to drop on the horizon, shooting its rays towards the town and reflecting off windows in a symphony of refracted light.
Evening: The cries of swifts, ever more numerous, contemplating their departure. The evening passeggiata as the town and its guests descend into the piazzas which, as dusk falls, are slowly deserted.
Night: the quiet whispering of ancient stone beginning to cool, ethereal bats, black shadows on a night sky; muted conversations drifting up from the piazzas; nocturnal gatherings of those unable to sleep in the heat of the summer.
Team, 22/07/2021 11:56:03
Other articles that might interest you
Holed up in the UK and unable to travel to Cortona since September 2020, the final stages of this town house’s ...[continue]
There’s a chill to the morning, the sun lazy in burning off a cloak of fog coating the plains of ...[continue]
From his hillside perch above Pergo, Tommy Simmons has been recording annual rainfall, for over 40 odd years.  With temperatures ...[continue]
The Cortona landscape is once again changing. Summer is subtly making way for Autumn. Leaves are beginning to turn russet red, ...[continue]
A Family Re-union: After booking a flight to the UK, I almost gave up at the first hurdle, so complicated were ...[continue]

SOMETHING
TO SHARE ?

Send us your posts, viewpoints
and/or personal experiences
CONTACT US NOW

MY CORTONA

MY CORTONA WAS DUE TO BE LAUNCHED DURING EASTER 2020. UNFORTUNATELY, FOR EVERYONE, COVID 19 MADE AN APPEARANCE.


Our blog had been intended as a central hub for Cortona lovers world-wide, bringing you useful information, profiles of the many interesting people who live & visit the town, up-dates on local news, special stories & upcoming events

With the world still reeling from the pandemic, we have chosen to suspend some features & have decided instead, - at least for now - to bring you a limited version of our blog by introducing a series called MOMENTS.

We would love you to contribute!

We also thought that in the absence of an imminent visit, you might enjoy a little Local news and a few Tips for (future) Trips
We look forward to seeing you soon!

CASA BALCONCINO

Price: €.295.000

SANTA MARIA NUOVA ESTATE **UNDER OFFER**

Price: €.1.190.000

THE PRIEST'S HOUSE *UNDER OFFER*

Price: €.980.000