Title: Cortona
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Chianti Vacations
Author: Sophie Townsey Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 7,978
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The "Under The Tuscan Sun" town of Cortona

Cortona is best known as the setting for the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun”. You will most certainly recognize the town from the movie, however you will be surrounded by scenery from this movie all week, as we travel through the Tuscan countryside.

Our class is at a private villa on the outskirts of town. Franca and her son, Francesco, will teach us their family-style Tuscan home-cooking from recipes that have been passed down through generations. These are the times we savor at CDV as we get the opportunity to mingle with the locals and share their love and passion of their Italian heritage.

After lunch, we’ll have a chance to walk-it-off as we’ll stroll the town of Cortona. We can do some shopping, or take a short walk to visit “Bramasole”, Francis Mayes’ villa described in the famous book... or “Villa Laura”, the villa that doubled for “Bramasole” in the movie.

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