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the work of Giorgio Bassani may be less well known to those wishing to read Italian novels in english...
Set in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after the Second World War, The Novel of Ferrara by Giorgio Bassani brings together his six classic books, fully revised as a single volume by the author at the ...

Reg Weir -
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Round trip from Piazza Garibaldi via Cortona's public gardens, up to Torreone, Porta Montanina and Poggio.
About 1 hour on foot.Starting from Piazza Garibaldi, where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Val di Chiana, you head off towards Cortona’s public gardens (the parterre) where most Cortonese, young and old, take their daily walks.View from Piazza ...

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My Cortona

Although just 12 kms from Cortona, the mountains are a world away – rugged, wild and extremely beautiful
The mountain ranges above Cortona – Monte Sant’Egidio, Monte Castel Giudeo, Monte Ginezzo – at little more than 1000 metres above sea level – are a 15 minute drive up from Cortona. Although just 12 kms from the town, the mountains are a ...

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My Cortona

With social distancing and the unavailability of many things we will have to content ourselves....
Its always a little strange celebrating the 4th of July outside of the United States. We all have our celebrations of independence and in the past we have found a way to mark the occasion with the Americans that were here. We have ...

Rebecca Ghezzi -
Cortona, Tuscany

I discovered the Trusted Housesitters website some years ago… it was like regaining my freedom!
While many of us may not take a holiday abroad this year, if you’re planning a getaway of some sort and have a pet (or a menagerie like me), take a note of this website address: www.trustedhousesitters.com.I have twice used Trusted Housesitters ...

Alison Koetser -
Cortona, Tuscany

The neo-Gothic church of Santa Margherita standing today, is the result of numerous interventions and alterations..
The Church of Santa Margherita is situated above Cortona, almost at the top of the hillside, just below the Medici Fortress (Fortezza Medicea), with spectacular, dominant views out over the entire Valdichiana. The church was originally the site of a small oratory, ...

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My Cortona

The canile is one of the most joyful places I know; truly uplifting, even in the worst of weathers...
When I was first persuaded, somewhat reluctantly, to go down to our local kennels (canile) in Ossaia, I was very worried that it would be a sad place, full of tragic, caged dogs. Thankfully my fears were unfounded. In fact ...

Hazel Murray -
Cortona, Tuscany

THE CHURCH OF SAN CRISTOFERO CAN BE FOUND IN THE QUIET UPPER REACHES OF CORTONA TOWN IN IL POGGIO...
The Church of San Cristofero stands in the upper reaches of Cortona in il Poggio. It is probably the oldest church in Cortona and a plaque states that it was consecrated in 1192. In 1575 it was renovated and modified due ...

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ALTHOUGH THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE IS UNLIKELY TO RE-INTRODUCE HORSE RACING IT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT....
Recently work began on the redevelopment and conservative restoration of the stone amphitheater in Cortona’s public gardens. “Il Parterre”,  together with the circular space at the entrance of the park, was designed in 1842 by the engineer Allegretti.At that time it ...

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My Cortona

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.

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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
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