Some of my favorite places not far from home...

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Some of my favorite places not far from home...

Nature
If you enjoy nature, you will love this place! Laura and her sisters plant, harvest, and celebrate perennials and wildflowers. Go for the flower-picking experience and stay for the aperitivo!
PuscinaFlowers
If you enjoy nature, you will love this place! Laura and her sisters plant, harvest, and celebrate perennials and wildflowers. Go for the flower-picking experience and stay for the aperitivo!
Sightseeing
No visit to Cortona is complete without a stop at Le Celle. Built into the rocks, high up on the mountain behind Cortona, it's a magical place.
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Hermitage "Le Celle"
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No visit to Cortona is complete without a stop at Le Celle. Built into the rocks, high up on the mountain behind Cortona, it's a magical place.
Situated at the highest point above Cortona, this fortress is fun to visit for the history, views, exhibits, and concerts.
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Fortezza Medicea di Girifalco
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Situated at the highest point above Cortona, this fortress is fun to visit for the history, views, exhibits, and concerts.
A special place to visit if you're passing by Montepulciano....
San Biagio Montepulciano
A special place to visit if you're passing by Montepulciano....
Food scene
If you love cheese, you have to go here. Just outside Montepulciano, in an enchanting setting, with a great view, this farm makes cheeses, wines, jams etc. Go for a tour and stay for lunch or dinner.
Ristorante Podere Il Casale - Pienza
64 Via Podere Il Casale
If you love cheese, you have to go here. Just outside Montepulciano, in an enchanting setting, with a great view, this farm makes cheeses, wines, jams etc. Go for a tour and stay for lunch or dinner.
The pizza is great (they even have gluten-free) and it's not far from my home. Order a few pizzas and bring them home and enjoy them from my "sunset table."
Hostaria Pizzeria La Tufa
67 Località Ossaia
The pizza is great (they even have gluten-free) and it's not far from my home. Order a few pizzas and bring them home and enjoy them from my "sunset table."
Great food, fair prices, nice people -- and not far from my home, which makes returning at night after a glass of wine a lot easier and safer.
Casale l'Antico Carro
Great food, fair prices, nice people -- and not far from my home, which makes returning at night after a glass of wine a lot easier and safer.
Fun place to go for aperitivo. Super views and great cooking. Say hello to Chef Marilena!
La Puntabella
1 Via Puntabella
Fun place to go for aperitivo. Super views and great cooking. Say hello to Chef Marilena!
Enjoy the stunning views, food, friendly service, and great wines. Say hello to Marialuisa and Federica for me! Be sure to make a reservation, as with all the places I recommend.
La Dogana Enoteca
75 Via Lauretana Sud
Enjoy the stunning views, food, friendly service, and great wines. Say hello to Marialuisa and Federica for me! Be sure to make a reservation, as with all the places I recommend.
Go for a wine tasting or splurge on a wine-lover's lunch... biodynamic wines, great food and say hello to Chefs Luca B and Davide C for me!
Società Agricola Avignonesi
1 Via Colonica
Go for a wine tasting or splurge on a wine-lover's lunch... biodynamic wines, great food and say hello to Chefs Luca B and Davide C for me!
If you're interested in a cooking class, Chef Donatella is the teacher of choice. Located not far from my home, you will have fun cooking, learning, tasting, eating and drinking.
I Gustasapori
If you're interested in a cooking class, Chef Donatella is the teacher of choice. Located not far from my home, you will have fun cooking, learning, tasting, eating and drinking.
This family owned winery is located just below my house...and you'll always find some of their wines in my home. Warm, friendly people, they make 4 reds and 1 rosé.
Fabrizio Dionisio
This family owned winery is located just below my house...and you'll always find some of their wines in my home. Warm, friendly people, they make 4 reds and 1 rosé.
Exceptional gelato created by a skilled chef and lovely person.
Buon Gusto Gelateria
26 Via Case Nuove
Exceptional gelato created by a skilled chef and lovely person.
Books
Federica will be happy to help you find a good book and check out her gifts while you're there!
Libreria Le Storie
12 Viale Regina Elena
Federica will be happy to help you find a good book and check out her gifts while you're there!
City/town information
You can't miss this picturesque UNESCO town with stunning views on the Val d'Orcia... or its fabulous gelateria, Buongusto...
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Pienza
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You can't miss this picturesque UNESCO town with stunning views on the Val d'Orcia... or its fabulous gelateria, Buongusto...

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Take a dog for a walk!

Cortona is so much more than food and wine and a pretty town. Many of us locals are committed to helping the volunteers at the Ossaia dog shelter. I organize an Experience there but you can also go on your own, take a dog for a walk, or even just make a small donation to this great cause.