It’s our last day here in Cortona. We are all going out to eat soon – final hurrah!
Yesterday we all went our own way for the day. Norman and I took an easy hike up a mountain, something like 700 feet from where we started. Then we went for our daily cappuccino, clean up and back into town. We went to the local museum and saw some amazing artifacts from the Etruscan period – including items from a tomb. Also some more recent art – like in the last 50 years, as opposed to most of the 500BC – 1800 range we had seen so far. Quick lunch, sun time, afternoon cafe, and Norman went off for a very fabulous meal.
Today after morning cafe, we went down to the town cemetery. There were head stones back to the 1800s, very different from what you would see in the states. Including how much love that was contained inside. Family is a very important aspect of the Italian culture. We were all remarking later how our transient nature in the US would make it rather difficult to be buried in the same place and convenient enough for our relatives to visit regularly to leave fresh flowers.
I’m having some difficulty loading pictures, so definitely check out Norman’s blog, and likely something even more when we return.