This description page of Cortona, in the Italian region of Tuscany, will guide you in planning your trip to Italy and help you find useful travel information about this Italian area
Nestled amongst the Tuscan hills in the Val di Chiana Valley, Cortona is a charming town with winding lanes and medieval buildings that transport you back in time. Bordering the region of Umbria and situated on Trasimeno Lake, this beautiful city is one of Tuscany’s main cultural and artistic centers. A major tourist destination, the city offers a wealth of museums, cafes, vineyards, farmhouses, and restaurants and cafes.
A popular tourist destination for centuries, it found new fame when “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed on location there. There are many things to do in this wonderful city like the Cortonantiquaria, a very prestigious antique furniture fair held annually at the end of each summer.
There are a number of historical ruins and museums to visit as well. You can help harvest olives and prepare fresh olive oil, or go on a tasting tour through the local wineries to experience the wines indicative of this area. It would take a lifetime or two to discover all that Cortona has to offer.