Travel and Culture in Tuscany

CORTONA: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting information about Cortona: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy.


WHERE - HISTORY - ART - NATURE - EVENTS - GASTRONOMY


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Cortona is a wonderful medieval village. It stands on a buttress which reaches the height of 651 metres above the sea level, on the East sideline of Valdichiana.

Cortona is a wonderful medieval village. It stands on a buttress which reaches the height of 651 metres above the sea level, on the East sideline of Valdichiana.

The landscape that you can enjoy from there surrounds Valdichiana, the extinct volcanoes on Mount Amiata and Mount Cetona as well as the brightness of Lake Trasimeno.

Cortona is situated between the Tyhrrenian and the Adriatic coast and separates Toscana from Umbria.

It has a really mild climate, which means winters that are not too harsh and summers that are usually not excessively hot.

This small town is characterized by the ruins of its Etruscan past, represented by the walls surrounding the Museum of the Etruscan Academy, inside the settlement.

You can easily reach Cortona by car, both from Rome and Milan, travelling on the motorway A1. The exit is “Valdichiana”, then you must take the clearway to Perugia and, 3 Km. further on, follow the signs to Cortona

If you want to arrive by train, the nearest station is Camucia-Cortona, even if the fastest trains usually reach the station Terantola-Cortona.





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