Cortona blog

My Blog About Cortona, Italy

My Cortona Guide. Traditions, Tips and Hidden Corners, told by a Local.

Events in Cortona in 2022

Finally! The pandemic seems to be winding down, two years have passed and in Cortona we are ready to live a tourist season in full swing again! This is my article about…

pici al fumo
Pasta al fumo: an original recipe invented in Cortona
In Cortona the food reflects the tradition of Tuscany. In almost every restaurant you will find Fiorentina steak (especially Chianina meat!), pici and pasta with different meat sauces, chicken liver crostini (also…
Summer 2020 in Cortona: events and suggestions

Summer has arrived in Cortona but this year is like never before. Obviously, summer 2020 is very, very different as the coronavirus pandemic has affected Italy and the whole globe. Except for the…

Cortona fountain
Under the Tuscan Sun: movie VS reality
What are the differences between the Hollywood movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” with Diane Lane (2003), and the book “Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes (1996)? They are both set in…

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