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La Toscana. Cortona
16-MAR-2012

La Toscana. Cortona

The prevailing character of Cortona’s architecture is medieval with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside (altitude 600 metres), embracing a view of the whole of the Valdichiana. From the Piazza Garibaldi (still referred to by the local population by its older name, Piazza Carbonaia) is a fine prospect of Lake Trasimeno, scene of Hannibal's ambush of the Roman army in 217 BC (Battle of Lake Trasimene). Parts of the Etruscan city wall can still be seen today as the basis of the present wall. The main street, via Nazionale, is the only street in the town with no gradient, and is still usually referred to by locals by its older name of Ruga Piana.

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Frank Tran04-Aug-2012 06:31
Another nice frame. V+
Mildred Alpern21-May-2012 15:09
Lovely light on the rooftops and a nice misty feel to the landscape beyond.
Mike H.21-May-2012 14:06
You always seem to manage the best vantage points.
Nicely framed and presented too -- superb!
Stephanie21-May-2012 12:48
Beautiful image! The fog makes it outstanding! :)
CM Kwan21-May-2012 12:09
Your framing is amazing, Jose! V
Graeme21-May-2012 09:20
Terrfic perspective and capture, Jose.BV
Brian with an Eye21-May-2012 08:34
A splendid location, and fascinating background info, Jose.
Tom LeRoy21-May-2012 06:40
Wonderful view, excellent photo! V
marko gregoric21-May-2012 06:33
Very nice image. V
Linda Johansson21-May-2012 05:46
Fantastic view of the city and landscape! V
woody3421-May-2012 05:21
Beautiful view across the city..must be great to wonder around those streets that look almost like film sets.
Martin Lamoon21-May-2012 05:03
Superb photograph framed well by the trees. V
Gérard Koehl21-May-2012 04:37
Magnifique... V
Bryan Murahashi21-May-2012 04:03
Beautiful view from under the trees. V
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