Cortona is one of the most beautiful and fascinating hill towns of Tuscany and Italy. The origins of this small and suggestive village go very far back in time, and you can still admire part of its imposing Etruscan walls.
High, on top of a steep hill, Cortona offers one of the most breathtaking and vastest panorama of all Tuscany. Its location near Arezzo southeast of Tuscany, on the border with the Umbria region, makes it a great home base to explore some of the most impressive sights and attractions of both regions.
Cortona is a great town in itself, with an enchanting countryside and a fabulous landscape, offering a lot to any tourist: great art and culture at the notable Etruscan Museum, great events like the Tuscan Sun Festival, beautiful monuments like the fortress of Girifalco and the peculiar Town Hall, not to mention the possibility to enjoy a lot of outdoor activities, like cycling or trekking. Read our mini-guide to visit Cortona for more information.
Cortona has everything to make your holiday in Tuscany absolutely fantastic! A great base to visit Tuscany and Umbria.
If you choose Cortona as your home base, a car is recommended, though the train station of Cortona Terontola can be very convenient to reach major art towns like Florence and other destinations in Tuscany.