0 Hostels a Cortona, Italy
Cortona is a beautiful city located in Valdichiana, a beatiful valley in the Arezzo province. It is set on a slope of Sant'Egidio mount dominating all the valley and it is close to Lake Trasimeno. Ancient Etruscan city, it has part of the ancient city walls of that time and out of town, many other foundings can be seen. From the XII to XIII the century, Cortona was an independent city and from 1411 it was definitively under the domination of Florence. The historical center is enclircled by part of the rectangular walls which had been constructed approximately 2500 years ago and the city introduces an interesting medieval atmosphere.
Among the main monuments of Cortona there are: The Dome, the Museo Diocesano, the Museum of the Etruscan Academy, the Medicea Fortress and the Gotic church of San Francesco. Not to loose are the piazza della Repubblica, Palazzo del Popolo, the Town Hall Palace, Palazzo Pretorio and the church of Santa Maria.
Cortona boasts to have one of the loveliest landscapes in Italy and the view spaces on the typical Tuscany countryside. Nowaday the city is characterized by a flourishing wood and paper handicraft and it hosts every year in September an important Antique Forniture Market Show.
Cortona has also developed an important international tourist activity and it offers valid accommodation solutions to suit a pleasant stay in this evocative place, with good hotel, lodges, bed and breakfast and many farm holidays. In the outskirtses of Cortona there is also the Franciscan convent of Celle, the abbey of Santa Maria di Farneta and with a short drive in the Valdichiana, along the state road SS 71, you reach Castiglion Fiorentino, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Tuscany.
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About Cortona, Italy
Dial Code: 0575
ZIP Code: 52042Latitude:43° 25' 0'' N (43.275556)
Longitude:11° 71' 0'' E (11.988056)