European tour – Day 8 – Part 1 – Cortona and Tuscany

I am breaking up this day into several parts, with the first part a stop in Cortona for lunch. On the way we stopped by a castle on a hill and walked around the entire thing through the olive groves. It’s a private castle, so we didn’t get to go in, but are glad we stopped.

Cortona…. What a beautiful walled city with gorgeous views of the Tuscan fields, orchards and vineyards. We ate lunch at a restaurant recommended on a site Kathy found about what to visit between Florence and Rome. The food was amazing (and I showed it in a previous post). But Cortona, it has the most interesting alleyways and amazing views. We also saw a church (with dead people). It was a treat to say the least. Here are the pictures.