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 191.00 € per night
Independent Tuscan villa near Cortona, bright and relaxed country living, Villa Il Forno is where you will find peace and tranquillity.
From 258.00 € per night
Villa Le Contesse is an elegant and comfortable Tuscan country villa. It has fabulous views and is located very conveniently with in walking distance from Cortona.
From 577.00 € per night
Sumptuous and luxurious Villa Magnifica has it all, the views, the style not to mention an indoor heated pool area with Finnish sauna.
From 203.00 € per night
Villa Montalla is a characteristic middle age tower, its origins date back to the year 1000 A.C.
From 289.00 € per night
Villa Pergo is an ancient charming country villa dating back to the year 1640 and belonging to a olive oil producer. It is a large and spacious property and thanks to its thick walls it offers a good shelter from summer hot sun rays.
From 351.00 € per night
Situated on a hillside and surrounded by the vineyards of a famous local wine producing farm, Villa Al Pozzo is the ideal place to spend a holiday in complete relaxation and tranquility.
From 180.00 € per night
Villino Laura is an old mill immersed in the picturesque green Tuscan countryside only few kilometres from Cortona and has been completely restored maintaining its original charm.