Hats By Katrinka

Kate Brown Pernia is a Milliner on sabbatical in Switzerland. She has been designing hats and teaching millinery under her Katrinka label since the 1980s. Kate is also the founder of Houston Hat Net. View Katrinka hats and hat patterns at www.hatsbykatrinka.com.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Arrivederci Cortona

My Sherman arrived a week after me and we spent a lovely last weekend in Cortona. I hiked my IP attorney all the way to the top of the mountain to see the Chiesa Santa Margherita where Cortona's embalmed patron saint is on display above the altar. Unfortunately, the church was closed that Sunday afternoon for several hours after our arrival. No matter. Tho' the church is really lovely (no pictures allowed inside) the hike up is also spectacular. The Stations of the Cross are positioned along the roadside done in beautiful mosaic. Unfortunately, they are covered with plexiglass to protect them (I assume) from tourists so pictures are not so good as they might be.

Above Chiesa Santa Margherita is the Fortezza del Girifalco built by Cosimi I de Medici 1556-1561. This too was closed (we were travelling off season) but it was still quite interesting to hike around it and inspect the ancient walls.

Tomorrow Siena.

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