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Archive for the ‘Cortona’ Category

“Santa Margherita da Cortona” day, 22 February

    The year is 1247; the village is Laviano, a small rural community located in Umbria, in the valley between the Tuscan town of Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno. Margherita was born to a poor family. Her mother died when she was eight years old and her […]

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Cortona – the misterious city of Tuscany

Perched high on a top stands the previous and majestic city of CORTONA, which may be clearly seen all told its splendour even from afar: a rare attribute for a Tuscan city. The ancient hamlets area unit in reality placed high on a hill from wherever the […]

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The Archidado Joust 2014

the Archidado Joust The Archidado Joust traces its origins back to the Middle Ages and was officially created in 1397 to celebrate the wedding of Francesco Casali, the Lord of Cortona, and Antonia Salimbeni, a noble woman from Siena. This wedding event, became attraction to many young, […]

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Cortona in its Glory on Tripadvisor !!!

This  was reviewed under the title “Cooking Class” Stefania and Anna operate an excellent cooking class out of her home in Cortona. It is a short drive from Siena. We made 6 different pizzas from scratch (Anna’s specialty), a pasta dish, and a Ricotta Chocolate Torte. Everything […]

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