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PROGRAMME FOR CORTONA 2020 


This is a very special week in Cortona as the town has a medieval festival.  The town’s people celebrate the marriage between Francesco Casali and Antonia Slimbeni.  The representatives of the five districts of Cortona dress up in medieval costume and come together to pay tribute to the newlyweds.  The flag bearers and musicians illuminate the square with torches, swords and drums which makes an impressive sight.  The five districts of Cortona take part in archery contests and flag throwing demonstrations.  It is a truly unique experience.

 

Monday

11.15  Pick up from Perugia airport

12.30  Pick up from Pisa Airport

19.30  Meet on the terrace of the hotel (opposite the reception) for an introduction to the week with a glass of prosecco.

20.00  Dinner in Ristorante La Loggetta

 

Tuesday

Buffet Breakfast

9.30     Painting Tuition commences.

10.15   Guests not having painting tuition depart for cooking lesson.

13.00   Lunch (not included)

15.00   Guests doing the cooking lessons return to Cortona

16.00   Meet Tutor to discuss work.

17.00   Meet for a talk and guided tour of Cortona.

19.30   Meet in hotel.  Dinner in Fuflins.

 

Wednesday

Buffet Breakfast

9.30    Depart to Lake Tresimeno to paint and draw.

Guests will travel by ferry to the island Isola di Maggiore to paint/draw for the morning.

13.30   Lunch on Isola di Maggiore (included).

16.00  Return to Cortona

Dinner not included tonight.

 

Thursday

Buffet Breakfast

09.15  Painting lessons commence.

10.15  Guests not having painting tuition depart for cooking lesson.

13.00  Lunch (not included)

15.00  Guests return from cooking lesson.

16.00  Meet Tutor to discuss work.

19.30  Meet in hotel.  Dinner in La Grotta.

 

Friday

Buffet Breakfast

09.15   Painting lessons commence.

13.00   Lunch (not included)

15.00   Depart to Montepulciano.  There will be a guided tour of the town including wine tasting of the famous Montepulciano Rosso.

19.30   Dinner not included

21.30   Return to Hotel

 

Saturday

Buffet  Breakfast

09.15    Painting Tuition commences

10.15    Guests not having painting tuition depart for cooking lesson.

13.00    Lunch (not included)

15.00  Guests return from cooking lesson.

16.00    Meet tutor for consultation

20.00    Dinner in the hotel.

 

Sunday

Buffet Breakfast

This is a free day for guests to enjoy the festival.

11.00  Provaccia (Testing the crossbow)

16.00  Piazza Signorelli – The flag-waving group and musicians of the city of Cortona pays tribute to the newlyweds, the wards and to the entire city, performing wonderful flag games.   The new bride awards the winners, that after the festivities, give thanks to the “Te Deum” in the cathedral, then parading through the streets and main squares of Cortona, under the applause of rionali and all the spectators.

18.00  View the week’s work with a glass of prosecco.

20.00    Dinner in La Loggetta.  We will have dinner on the terrace of La Loggeta overlooking the town square where we will have an excellent view of the procession of town folk in medieval costume, musicians and flag bearers.

 

Monday

Buffet Breakfast

08.30   Guests depart to Pisa Airport

09.30   Guests depart to Perugia Airport