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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence
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Assisi and Cortona Day Trip from Florence

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Take a day trip to Assisi and Cortona and discover these charming hilltop towns alongside a guide. Departing from Florence, travel first to Assisi, where you visit the Convent of Santa Chiara, the Basilica of San Francesco, and hear about the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Pause for a peek inside Santa Maria degli Angeli church, believed to be a favorite spot of St. Francis. Then head to Cortona for some time to explore independently before returning to Florence.
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Scrabblejan wrote a review Oct 2019
Auburn, California11 contributions2 helpful votes
I found Cortona through Frances Mayes' Under the Tuscan Sun, so of course we had to visit Bramasole. It's a beautiful & easy walk just outside of Cortona.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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JandJMiller wrote a review Oct 2019
Valley Stream, New York691 contributions124 helpful votes
When I first saw the movie Under the Tuscan Sun I wanted to visit Cortona. It took me 17 years but I finally made it. The area surrounding Bramasole is magnificent. I was only looking for the elderly gentleman that lives next to Frances. I imagined him there.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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PHILIP C wrote a review Oct 2019
Bolton, United Kingdom91 contributions57 helpful votes
Whilst in Tuscany we had to visit Cotana and the Villa Bramasole as we love the book/film under the Tuscan sun.We were not disappointed ,Villa Bramasoleis is the writers home so not a visitor attraction but Villa and grounds are beautiful from the road. Cotana itself was lovely with all the restaurants,historic buildings and some quaint little shops.The amount of cars there surprised us and it was hard to park.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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IntrepidSpirit wrote a review Aug 2019
Lisbon, Portugal12 contributions29 helpful votes
I took the train from Firenze ( Florence) to Bramasole in the morning. It's a bit of a trek uphill to get to Cortona from the Camuccia-Cortona train station so caught the public bus up. Be aware that it only departs hourly so there may be a bit of a wait depending on your train arrival town. Once I got to Piazza Garbibaldi in Cortona, it was an easy enough hike to Bramasole. There are detailed online instructions to follow. Trip took me about 40min one way and I didn't find it taxing. While Bramasole looked like a well cared for villa on the outside, the highlight for me is really the walk up to it and the view of the Tuscan countryside. There isn't otherwise much that can be said of Bramasole itself.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jo B wrote a review Nov 2018
Meredith, New Hampshire45 contributions31 helpful votes
My husband and I visited Cortona, and stayed at the Villa Baldelli, which has a beautiful view of the town. We, of course, decided to tour all the attractions. Walking to the Basilica of St. Margaret, we didn't realize that Bramasole is just over the hill. We decided to head back to the center of Cortona, and walk to Bramasole along the beautiful road that led to it. When we arrived, we had an excellent view of the house, but couldn't get too close, as there was a hugh bee's nest near the gate. Incidentally, the film "Under the Tuscan Sun" wasn't filmed at the house, but at Villa Linda! A local gave us some info! Worth a look if you're in the area.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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