Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cortona and the Annunciation

Yesterday we drove to Cortona.  Jill and Stefana wanted to see Fra Angelico's  Annunciation  at the Diocesan Museum.  "In this scene, Mary says "Yes," consenting to bear God's son."

I wasn't able to take any photos inside, but here's my admission ticket.

Everything was so beautiful and the colors were just fantastic.  Amazing that they were so bright.  They  were talking about the artwork being cleaned.  There were also vestments from the 16th centuries, with gold threads.

It was lots of fun walking around the little village.  We ate at a great restaurant called Locanda al Pozzo Antico.  I have to remember to write something on their website. 

On our way home, we stopped and bought groceries.  Had a small dinner.  Off to Siena tomorrow - it's midway between here and Florence.


7 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh sounds amazing! I bet you will never eat this good again!

Erika said...

Seriously, I am wondering why you are even on the computer! Have fun and enjoy the great food.

BeadedTail said...

Looks beautiful there! Enjoy some gelato for me!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Even the ticket is lovely!
It's fun to see these scenes. I went to Rome once, so long ago that I barely remember.

Rose said...

I love your photos! I'm so glad that you're having a good trip.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The stone walkway and buildings look so awesome! I'm glad you're having a great time!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for letting me stroll along with you.

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