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Vicolo Venuti is a small side street off the main drag of Via Nazionale, or "Rugapiana" as it's often known by locals, being about the only flat street in the town.

Cortona is a small but fascinating city in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy, situated on a commanding hill, and overlooking Lake Trasimeno. Its cyclopean walls reveal its Etruscan origins. It was one of the twelve cities of Etruria and in its vicinity many ruins and Etruscan tombs may be seen. Cortona sided against Rome until 310 B.C. when Fabius Rullianus defeated the Etruscans and took Perugia. Perugia, with other cities, including Cortona, then made peace with Rome. Later Cortona was destroyed by the Lombards but was soon rebuilt. In the 14 C, it was governed by the Casali and afterwards became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

I always love wandering the backstreets, and on this day I was rewarded with a setting sun which beautifully illuminated the "vicolo" or lane, and all I had to do was wait for a passer-by.

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