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  1. We plan to be in Cortona the end of February. I’m working on our agenda and trying to navigate our way from Rome or Florence. Ultimately, we will sail from Rome for a Mediterranean Cruise. Any thoughts?

    1. Hi Dana,
      I would be sure to check that places you want to visit will be open in Tuscany in late February. Bigger cities like Rome and Florence will be fine, but smaller towns might feel like a ghost town.
      Enjoy your trip!

  2. Hi there! We are interested in staying at borgo el melone. Do you recommend? Do they offer any transportation at the hotel!? Thank you!

    1. It’s not an unforgettable, amazing experience kind of hotel, but I think it offers a good value for its price point. Simple room, large pool, easy parking and close to Cortona. I had my own car when I stayed there a few years ago, so I do not know if they offer transportation. I would recommend emailing them to ask about their services.

  3. Thank you for your post. I’m heading To Cortona next week for a two week stay in Italy. Your pictures have me giddy with excitement!

  4. Thank you so very much for posting your adventures in Cortona…one of my all time go to movies when I need a out of body retreat. I want so badly to visit Italy and all the places from the movie and then some, however I just had my home plans submitted today to County of Union Oregon to build my forever home and retire early in 2 months. This dream is happening and I pray the good Lord sees fit to allow Italy to also. Blessings

  5. Tuscany is still on my Italian list! I’m off to the Amalfi in a few weeks for a friends wedding, but we’re spending a week driving from Naples to Ravello. I cannot wait – one of my favourite things is also people watching in the squares, prosecco in hand. Perfect!

  6. I love Tuscany, I guess I could spend months there. I haven’t been to Cortona, but it looks absolutely charming. And I love the pool – just perfect to enjoy a glass of wine.

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