Cortona is located right in the heart of the territory between Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana.
From Cortona you can quickly reach all the most important art cities such as Siena, Florence, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Orvieto, Trasimeno Lake, Perugia, Assisi and Arezzo, Umbertide, Monte San Savino, Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, Passignano Sul Trasimeno and Castiglion Del Lago.
The landscapes around the town are impressive for the breathtakingly beautiful views from the hilltop: rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, carefully restored old stone farmhouses and picturesque hamlets give a touch of beauty and charm and make Cortona such a special place to visit.
Nature has certainly been generous to this part of Tuscany: two of Italy’s most famous and prestigious red wines are made from the grape varieties grown in Montepulciano and Montalcino, Vino Nobile and Brunello respectively; along with the red wines produced in the Chianti wine district, they form an unequalled trio of wines that has been crucial for developing a reputation for wine excellence and for linking tourism with food and wine in Tuscany. Not to mention other Tuscan specialties such as the Chianina beef meat, the Pecorino (sheep’s milk cheese) and the extra virgin olive oil.
All the Tuscan food specialties can be tasted in the many restaurants, “trattorias” and wine bars in Cortona or in the surrounding hill towns, pairing them with a selection of several vintages of Tuscan red wines that will give a nice touch to your meal and will make your stay more enjoyable.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Cortona: here you will rediscover the ancient and authentic Tuscan flavors and will nourish your spirit in the peaceful rolling hills, surrounded by art and culture.