Well, Cortona is a small village on the hilltop right on the border with umbria – it’s beautiful and extraordinary history. The town is located an hour from Siena, and hour and a half from Florence and an hour from Perugia. This is a delightful hill town which is a living place for Tuscans as well as a tourist destination so it has great characters. It is, of course, the home of Francis Mayes who wrote Under the Tuscan Sun.
Here is the main square of Cortona, piazza della Repubblica.
The steep stairway in Cortona.
Stone stairway in the village.
Inside the village
On our way back from Umbria to Cortona, we’ve found many sunflower fields along the way. Normally you will find these sunflower fields around the full month of July.
I’m a big fan of Tuscany area – I’ve never felt bored to go there 🙂