Porte Anteriori 26-28 lungo Via Roma Cortona
"Front doors 26-28 along Via Roma Cortona"...
Before embarking upon my one month journey in Italy, I prepared by walking, running, and exercising 3-4 hours a day to get in shape to hike the steep grades carrying a 25lb. camera bag over the strenuous terrain of the Italian countryside. No amount of training prepared me for the hot and humid climate, mountainous landscape, and steep grades throughout the country of Italy, and the extremely grueling le strade in Cortona. This image was created on one of the main streets of Cortona with gradients reaching about 15% or more. This image is not distorted as Italian architects are famous for overcoming difficulties or seemingly impossible tasks. Here is an example of three front doorways along perhaps one of the steepest town streets I have ever encountered. I actually had to stand sideways to create this photograph to level out the image. Thanks be to God for the amazing beauty of the flowers, which give hope to the weary and exhausted climbers into the tiny town center. "From a high Tuscan hill, fifty miles from Florence between Arezzo and Perugia, rises the equally ancient and noble city of Cortona. Before the city lays a vast and beautiful plain, it is flanked on either side by distant hills and valleys while behind it are towering yet fruitful mountains. Cortona has a picturesque aspect, quite a bit longer than wide, turned towards the midday sun.”… 17th century quote. A part from its artistic beauty, Cortona is a very important tourist destination because of its privileged geographical location. One can easily visit many interesting towns, which have appeal from a cultural and artistic point of view, like Florence, Siena, Perugia, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Lake Trasimeno, Arezzo, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto and many others.
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