There is a 20km road (ss438) that is considered on of the most dangerous roads in Tuscany – not because of poor conditions but because the scenery is so beautiful it can distract the drivers. We decided to drive this route to snap a couple pictures on our way to Cortona and are we glad we did. It was a beautiful drive


Anne taking in the view


Cortona is known for the setting in the movie / book “Under the Tuscan Sun”. While we didn’t see the villa that was in the movie, we had a great visit to this beautiful little hill town,

This town starts high up a hill and goes much higher. I was anxious to get to the top to see the beautiful church and views – but it took me much longer and much more effort than i thought – but i made it.

Typical pitch of road in this town

Photo bombed by a priest going to work
The view – and can see Lake Trasimeme

Cortona is a beautiful little city. Good walking shoes are a must and plenty of time to take in the charm.

One Reply to “Belvedere area and Cortona”

  1. Such beautiful scenery and photography ,what’s not to love about this area of Italy .
    A magical place to spend some leisure time and enjoy their cuisine.


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