Cortona is an interesting place. It sits on top of a hill in Italian Tuscany with a wall around it, left over since the Middle Ages when walls were necessary to keep invaders out. Buildings and stuff are way quaint, and people come here for all kinds of purposes. We came for vacation. Others come for festivals and conferences. On Saturday there was a wedding.
The Palazzo Comunale dominates the main square, and is an imposing venue for special occasions. The bride and groom arrived in classic Fiat automobiles, and an appreciative crowd gathered in the square to watch the comings and goings. We watched as the happy couple, with their young child, entered the Palazzo. As we were going back out from our hotel later in the day, the festivities were winding down, a fine opportunity for additional photos. Here is the story in pictures:
Barbara agreed, the bride’s dress was fine fashion, and she looked absolutely glowing.
The groom was dashingly Italian. These were no school kids getting hitched, and it was obvious this was not their first rodeo. This couple had experience.
Nice Italian iron. The bride’s car was a classic four door.
The groom came in a sports model.
Ceremony complete, the bride posed on the steps of the Palazza.
The obligatory group photos
All done, first the bride was driven away in her car while the groom loaded his mother into the sports model, and they headed off for a life together.