This is the existing Franciscan Monastery near Cortona. The monks take a vote of silence and this whole site is mystical! So huge yet so quiet and beautiful! Thought you’d like to see a bit of it -inside and out:
The town of Cortona celebrated a Medieval Festival last Friday with a flag handling/throwing demonstration competition. Much pomp and ceremony and the visitation by the costumed lords, ladies, church and town dignitaries. Quite the spectacle! Very impressive and fun. It seemed that most of the spectators were town folks and of course, there were a few of us tourists. Nice!
This lady doesn’t have dirt on her face…I think my camera has a smudge on the lens and I can’t get rid of it 🙂 !
A walk around town…..