Travel and Culture in Tuscany

Cortona: art

Cortona offers the archaeological sites of the Etruscan burial mounds that date back to the 6th-4th century...


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From the artistic point of view Cortona offers the archaeological sites of the Etruscan burial mounds that date back to the 6th-4th century, called Melone by the people from Cortona because of their peculiar form.

In particular we advise you to see Melone François, discovered in 1842 precisely by the French Alessandro François and also Primo Melone del Sodo, first explored in 1909.

In particular we advise you to see Melone François, discovered in 1842 precisely by the French Alessandro François and also Primo Melone del Sodo, first explored in 1909.

If we take into consideration the 9th century, the palaces belonging to the wealthy high-medieval aristocracy from Cortona are very interesting, such as Palazzo Quintani(13th century), Palazzo Alfieri-Cozzi (13th century), with its coats of arms, and Palazzo Servini-Cucciati (14th century) with its Renaissance portal.

We mention also the valuable St Francis Church, of the 12th century, built in 1247 by Frate Elia in a Gothic style that preserves slenderness and mass, despite all the alterations that had been done in the subsequent periods.

Moreover the town gave hospitality to famous artists such as Signorelli, Laparelli and Berettini.

Moreover the town gave hospitality to famous artists such as Signorelli, Laparelli and Berettini.

Do not miss the Museum of the Etruscan Academy and the Museum of Farneta.





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