Sunset at the Fort in Cortona

Cortona is a fortified city, meaning that the city is surrounded by ancient walls and there is a former military base at the top of the mountain. The Fort, as the locals call it, is part museum part gallery. My friend Sherry and I decided to scope it out on one of our last nights in Cortona so that we could sit at the top of the hill and watch the sunset.

I have to say that this is by far one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Meeting some other Americans there and chatting about life while we studied for our finals made Cortona feel even more like home. My family would call this sunset a “fire on the mountain” sunset because of the entire skyline being ablaze in reds and oranges. Sunsets like this are something I miss when I’m not in North Carolina with them.



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