Cortona is a small village in eastern Tuscany, near to the border of Umbria and very close to the beautiful Lake Trasimeno. The town is situated on a hill about 500 metres above sea level, where you can enjoy an amazing view of the Val di Chiana. Cortona is a strategic base to explore Tuscany and Umbria. It’s location, near to Montepulciano (32 Km), Pienza (45 Km), Arezzo (28 km), Siena (72 km), Orvieto (95Km), San Gimignano (117 km) | and Umbria; Lake Trasimeno (15 Km), Perugia (45 km), Assisi (70 km) and Orvieto (96 km) makes it the perfect base from which to explore some of the most impressive sights and attractions.
Cortona is founded by the Etruscans and still retains many of its original remains from the Etruscan period, also Cortona encloses diferents story from characters that boasts great Renaissance artists, such as Luca Signorelli and Beato Angelico, as well as Pietro di Cortona from the Baroque period.
“Under the Tuscan Sun” Frances Mayes’ heart warming true story, and the popular film it inspired, has brought millions of tourists to Cortona.