Did I hear you say you wanted a room with a view? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Cortona is the town that tumbles down a hillside, virtually guaranteeing that every building has plenty of rooms with views over the hillsides and valley floor of Val di Chiana all the way to Lake Trasimeno. Did you just say that the town of Cortona rings a bell for some reason? If you haven’t read the book or seen the movie of Frances Mayes’ year in Tuscany renovating her house you’d be one of the only people around – yes, that house was just outside Cortona. Much of the movie was actually filmed here.
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