Cortona

Cortona Cortona

From its 500 meters high dominates the entire Valdichiana, a view that stretches to the horizon until it discovers the summits of Mount Amiata.
It 's all surrounded by walls that are an interesting feature of the landscape and a remarkable monument of archaeological importance.

Its medieval buildings and narrow streets give the town an evocative atmosphere. The Basilica of Santa Margherita and the Sanctuary of Le Celle invite the tourist to discover Cortona from, offering a journey of art and faith, just steps from the historic center.

Walking, however, Ruga Piana, Via Nazionale, the only flat street in town, meets the Republic Square, dominated by the medieval town hall, Palazzo Casali, once the residence of the noble family from Cortona now houses the Museum of the Etruscan. The castle houses an interesting collection of Etruscan and Roman archaeological finds.

North end of town, opposite the Cathedral, the Renaissance and the Diocesan Museum, a small chest that contains works by great artists like Luca Signorelli and one of the most beautiful Annunciation by Fra Angelico.

Out of town at the foot of the hill, are the Meloni I and II of Sodo, Etruscan tumulus tombs of the sixth century BC
Towards Foiano della Chiana is the Abbey of Santa Maria in Farneta that, with its crypt, is one of the oldest expressions of Romanesque Arezzo.