Every now and then, in your travels, you will find a special place.
The "Borgo Il Melone" Country Inn, Cortona, Italy, is such a place.
You will find it in the valley just below Cortona.
The Cortona of "Under the Tuscan Sun" fame.
When visiting the area it is best to find a quiet place nearby.
If you just have to see "Bramasole" then the Borgo Il Melone Country Inn is the perfect place from which to begin your journey.
Cortona has changed. Disappeared has the little shop in the corner of the square where every little item within, was the best of what this world has to offer.
But the gelato is better than ever.
We were given a house all to ourselves even though we had only reserved a large room.
"Our Villa" was located near a fruit orchard, where the rain during the night had broken several branches of the heavily laden persimmon tree.
And a final decision has been made. I had to go back to Italy to, and once and for all, decide which Italian grape, is superior in taste. Is it the Muskat or is it the Regina grape.
My name sake won out, hands down.
Have a great remainder of the week dear friends.