La Grotta, A Restaurant In Cortona

Mixed antipasti at La Grotta, Cortona
La Grotta is one of my favourite restaurants in Cortona, I last went there for after going on my Monte Ginezzo Walk in the hills behind the town. La Grotta is located just off the Piazza della Repubblica, right in the centre of Cortona. Despite its central location theRead more

A Walk On Monte Ginezzo Near Cortona

A view on the Monte Ginezzo walk near Cortona, Tuscany
These are images taken on my Monte Ginezzo walk, a hike in the hills near Cortona. This is another route from my walking guide book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border, now available from Amazon in its third edition as an ebook. The route starts at Passo della Cerventosa,Read more

Trattoria Dardano, Cortona

Whilst in Cortona celebrating my sister’s birthday we went to Trattoria Dardano for lunch before going on my Cortona Walk. Trattoria Dardano is located about halfway along via Dardano, a road that runs north and gently uphill from Cortona’s main square, piazza della Repubblica. The portions here are generous soRead more

A Walk Around Cortona

Cortona is a Tuscan hill town high above the broad Val di Chiana, since the 1990′s it has been put firmly on the tourist trail by the popularity of Francis Mayes’ book about living in the town; Under The Tuscan Sun. Despite the popularity of Cortona with visitors,Read more

Cortona Walk

The church of Santa Margarita, Cortona
Here are the directions for the Cortona town walk taken from my e-book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border by Martin Daykin. You can also get this walk on your Kindle for free by clicking on "try a sample". Alternatively, you can buy the whole bookRead more

Chimneys In Cortona

Today I had to visit the bank in Cortona, and used the opportunity to photograph some of the town's many chimneys. The sky was looking threatening and added a dramatic backdrop to the images, luckily for me, I got back to the car before the heavy downpour started.Read more

Via Ianelli, Cortona

Overhanging upper storeys in Via Ianelli, Cortona
On Sunday we went to Cortona to visit an antiques market held on the third Sunday of each month. Of course, all but one of the roads to the town were closed because of a car race and when we finally got there we found the antiquesRead more

Images Of Cortona

The town of Cortona in Tuscany
Cortona is one of Tuscany's finest hill towns, below is a gallery of photos taken on a walk around the town. The town hall in Cortona, Tuscany The beautiful town of Cortona is close to many of our rental villas, farmhouses and apartments on the Tuscany Umbria border,Read more