Nebbia scende su Albergo Oasi Neumann ex Monastero Le Contesse di Cortona
"Fog descends on Hotel Oasi Neumann former Monastery Le Contesse Cortona"...
As I photographed the ancient church Santa Maria delle Grazie Calcinaio and awaited the magic hour of twilight, the illuminating reflection of light on the former Monastery glowed mystically in the background. The wispy evening clouds appeared like waves on the blue seas of the Mediterranean and created a bellissimo contrast of color and light. Just a few meters from Cortona Etruscan walls, standing majestically and perched atop the unique and strategic hilltop, rests the ancient monastery of Le Contesse, known today as the restored Hotel Oasi Neumann. This was the first community of Clarisse nuns who moved to this location in 1225. Cortona was perhaps the most quaint and charming of towns during my Italian journey, and I was surprised to see the University of Georgia has maintained a campus there since 1970. If one has the legs and heart to traverse the steep grades of this ancient Tuscan village, Cortona offers great rewards and blessings under the bellissimo Tuscan Sun.
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