Cortona is a fascinating fortified medieval town and the most important tourist location of the Valdichiana. This beautiful area is definitely worth a visit, not only for its marvellous old buildings but also for the stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Another reason to stay here consists in its geographical position, not far from Florence, Siena, the Chianti and Val d’Orcia, but also from Perugia and the most important towns in Umbria.
Places of interest
The Celle hermitage
Santa Maria Nuova Church
Museum of the Etruscan Academy of the city of Cortona
Where to stay in Cortona
In the countryside near Cortona there are many old mansions and beautifully restored historic buildings. For this reason it is highly recommended to stay at a property just a few kms out of town rather than in the centre, in order to enjoy both the citadel and the peaceful atmosphere of the Tuscan hills.
What is the best time of year to visit Cortona?
In general the best time to enjoy the Tuscan countryside is the Spring and the Autumn, but the beauty of the Valdichiana stays the same also during the Summer. For this reason, a nice way to choose the best time to be here would be consulting the calendar of the events of the area.