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St. Augustine, Florida
December 3, 2009
From journal Cities in Central Italy
Riverview, New Brunswick
May 2, 2004
There are signs everywhere, so it’s easy to find the sites here… around the corner from the square is the Cathedrale di Santa Maria and the Museo Diocesano. I am not normally a big devotee of Musee Diocesanos and have avoided a number of them, but I do recommend that you see this one. The Palazzo Pretorio dominates the Piazza Signorelli and opposite it is the town’s main shopping street, which is actually also the conduit to the town’s collection of churches and the tomb of Santa Margherita, which lie even farther up the hill. Whether or not you choose to see the churches, do walk up the street. There is, apart from tourist information, an interesting collection of small shops selling everything from leather goods, to wine to antiques. At the end is a small park with splendid views of the countryside below.
Frankly, Cortona is delightful, with twisting lanes and stairs leading away from the main streets and wonderful view over the valley below. You will be captivated with the many small shops and there are a number of nice looking restaurants. As a note, we lunched at a pizzeria with the unlikely name of Fufluns at Via Ghibellina, 3 (websitefufluns), which is immediately off the Piazza in the direction of the parking lots below. We really enjoyed a good lunch in a nice atmosphere.
From journal A Taste of Tuscany
by unorthodox traveler
November 22, 2000
From journal A Treasure called Cortona