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July 2013 visit

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Perth, Australia
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reviews: 51
July 2013 visit

Really excited to be staying in Cortona for 7 days any suggestions on places to visit would love to do a cooking lesson

Norwich, Norfolk, Uk
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for Tuscany
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1. Re: July 2013 visit

Will you have a car?

Florence Italy
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2. Re: July 2013 visit

Do book yourselves into a fantastic lunch/dinner at il Falconiere, which is just outside Cortona (www.ilfalconiere.com). And plan a visit to the Museo Diocesano, which houses, among other things, an exquisite Fra Angelico.

Edited: 7:08 am, February 23, 2013
Montepulciano, Italy
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3. Re: July 2013 visit

Absolutely, don't miss the Diocesan Museum, one of the best small museums in the country and so often (wrongly) overlooked. It'll be hot, the town will be crowded so you may want to escape to somewhere near some water such as Lago di Trasimeno where you can visit the islands and even find a private stretch of beach.

Perth, Australia
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reviews: 51
4. Re: July 2013 visit

I don't think we can drive there on Australian license? If we can we will hire a car

Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: July 2013 visit

You need an International Driving Permit for Italy. Easy to pick up in Oz. You really need to rent a car, particularly if you are staying right in Cortona. As lastraniera says, Cortona is overrun during the day with busloads of day-trippers and you will want to escape.

Perth, Australia
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reviews: 51
6. Re: July 2013 visit

Thanks so much for the tips will look into the license cheers

Florence, Italy
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7. Re: July 2013 visit

I second (third?) ArtViva's and Lastraniera's votes for the Diocesan Museum in Cortona! Not only will you see that sweet Fra Angelico. Cortona was Luca Signorelli's home town. The museum has a gaggle of his works- get a load of how he handled rendering textiles! The guy was a monster!

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