Cortona is a town in the province of Arezzo, in Tuscany, Italy.
It is the main cultural and artistic center of the Val di Chiana.
The surface of the municipality is the fourth largest in Tuscany (excluding the second provincial capitals) and the 29th in Italy.
And 'it situated in the south of the province of Arezzo and in the south region of Tuscany, on the border with Umbria and Lake Trasimeno.
Originally an Umbrian city, it was conquered and enlarged by the Etruscans, who called it Curtun. During the 7th century BC, it joined the Etruscan League.
Cortona is a set like a precious diamond on a hill about 600 meters above sea level in one of the most beautiful hills of Tuscany. where you can enjoy a unique and amazing view of the Val di Chiana.
We can definitely consider Cortona as a strategic base from where to explore Tuscany and Umbria, Its location, near to Montepulciano (30 Km), Pienza (40 Km), Arezzo (25 km), Siena (70 km), San Gimignano, Perugia , Assisi,Orvieto .
Cortona has plenty of restaurants to restaurants, taverns and pizzeria with typical Tuscan cuisine.
The choice in the old town is very wide, but there are also many well-known restaurants scattered throughout the countryside. Cortona is also rich in wine gastronomic where you can have lunch / dinner or simply taste cheeses accompanied by a good local wine.
Cortona was made famous by the best-selling book "Under the Tuscan Sun", and then the film set.
An autobiographical story that has touched the hearts of many readers, bringing millions of tourists to Cortona, and transforming it from a humble village to international destination.
Cortona is visited by those seeking meditation, reconciliation and the magic that is only of historic villages Italian but especially in Tuscany, Cortona still transmits its magic and charm.
And 'one of those rare places that you can live a lifetime.
Observing the Valdichiana from the hills of Cortona feels open world in the endless landscapes.
Walking through the picturesque streets, sit under a piece of history while enjoying a cocktail or dine in family restaurants where you can feel the warmth of the people, or visit the beautiful churches, museums, buy handmade jewelry, or listen to a concert 'open sipping a fabulous local Syrah, this is Cortona, a small town still able to maintain a medieval charm, and its Etruscan heritage, all mixed in the fabulous Tuscan culture, a kind of irresistible not to miss on the menu of your weekend.
Cortona si attiva in primavera, ma già a partire da Aprile inizia ad essere molto attiva. Tra Maggio e Giugno si ha il più alto flusso turistico che va a normalizzarsi a Luglio ed Agosto. Molto intenso l'autunno Cortonese, periodo preferito per i turisti stranieri che la popolano fino ad Ottobre.