Cortona is a small charming town in the Valdichiana, or Chiana Valley, in the province of Arezzo in southern Tuscany. The city, enclosed by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, sits on the top of a hill about 600 meters (about 1968 feet) above sea level. This dominant position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno.
The city is small but offers many interesting places to visit, among these the Diocesan Museum (where you can admire a beautiful panel painting of the Annunciation by Beato Angelico) and the MAEC (The Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona), where it is possible to see many artifacts found in the Eruscan archeological sites in the area. You can also request additional information about the Archeological Park at the museum.
You should not miss a visit to the beautiful Santa Margherita Sanctuary, patron of the city, and to the Girifalco Fortress. Both are on the highest point on the hill and are easy to reach after a short, uphill walk. Following the path that follows the city walls, you can also enjoy a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside. The Girifalco Fortress, constructed for military purposes, has undergone many substantial changes throughout the centuries and today only a part is open to the public.
From 279.00 € per night
I Cipressi is a two-storey villa preserving the elements typical of the Tuscan rustic style combined with all modern comforts. Unspoilt views towards Montepulciano over the Chiana valley complete the scenario.
From 445.00 € per night
Il Villino is a large Leopoldin villa with original eighteenth century brick vaulting. It has been furnished with beautiful Tuscan antiques but it has all modern conveniences to ensure a perfect holiday.
From 196.00 € per night
Experience a real Tuscan charm with all the comforts at this independent Villa surrounded by a private outdoor pool, a beautiful gazebo and surrounding views of the Val di Chiana hills.
From 93.00 € per night
Terrazza Silena is an apartment that will allow you to fully enjoy the life of the famous city of Cortona and savor its history and traditions.
From 179.00 € per night
Villa Amelia, now a cosy rental property, was once a small church of the Cortona countryside.
From 304.00 € per night
Villa Bagnolo is a private villa with pool situated at about 13 km from the lovely town of Cortona, whose origins date back to the Etruscan period. Located in the gorgeous territory of the Tuscan region this beautiful villa offers a gorgeous panorama over the charming landscape of Cortona and Valdichiana.
From 294.00 € per night
From 268.00 € per night
Lovingly positioned alongside a quiet country road, 3 km from the spa town Chianciano Terme, Villa Chianciano enjoys enchanting views of the countryside.
From 479.00 € per night
Just 5 minutes walking from the very center of the Etruscan town of Cortona stands Villa Cortona, an 18th century villa which enjoys attractive views of the countryside from its private and peaceful setting.
From 330.00 € per night
Villa Fratta is a Leopoldina house, a typical eighteenth-century house in the Val di Chiana, finely restored respecting the original materials and architectural features.