One view from the charming hillside town of Cortona in Tuscany, Italy,
looking towards the country's 4th largest lake - Trasimeno
(that's it just off centre to the right of the mountain range)
Cortona is a fascinating township, with its narrow, cobbled lanes . . .
. . . with splashes of floral colour complementing the ancient stone buildings
. . . including Sunflowers, often symbolic of the region
One of many stepped laneways inviting further exploration (for the fit and adventurous visitors!)
. . . and again pretty floral additions brightening the pathways
Although not apparent from these images, the town was alive with locals and visitors, the streets adorned with flags and an air of excitement could be felt as preparations were underway for an outdoor evening concert in the Piazza della Repubblica.
In the meantime, the charming galleries, cafes, bars, restaurants and souvenir shops were being kept busy.
A fascinating town, deserving of longer exploration and discoveries!
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