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Cortona... why?

Because for two thousand years, before the foundation of Rome there have lived people who have made the history of Tuscany and gave life to a wide range of artistic and cultural initiatives, result of which today are still available for all the people in the world.

Because, after a long time, exactly from these places Renaissance made the whole world know about the magnificence of its art, of its culture and of its refinement. Even today, if you walk around any important city or small village you are enchanted by so many artistic masterpieces and innumerable handicraft objects of incredible elegance.

Because the landscape, which is made of continuously changing colour hills both for the seasons and for its cultivation, is so beautiful and unique.

Because the cuisine is particularly tasty, the local wines are famous in the world and the people are very friendly and nice.

Cortona, which is a splendid small town Etruscan origins, has typical medieval structure. It preserves many artistic treasures and its local traditions match very well with the numerous foreign cultures of the people living there. It is in the middle of an area that spreads out between Firenze and Perugia, Siena and Montepulciano, the Chianti and the Trasimeno lake.

Among the most famous nearby towns you must definitely visit:
SIENA Piazza del Campo where the Palio takes place, the Duomo, the Battistero of San Giovanni and the Church of San Domenico.
SAN GIMIGNANO known because of its towers and the "vernaccia" wine.
MONTEPULCIANO the Church of San Biagio and its famous wine shops and cellars.
PIENZA the Duomo, Palazzo Piccolomini and the gastronomic products.
AREZZO the Centro Storico, the frescoes by Piero della Francesca, the antiquarian market.
PERUGIA the Duomo, Piazza Quattro Novembre, Jazz festival.
ASSISI the Basilica of San Francesco with the famous frescoes by Giotto.

You can spend your leisure time practising any sports, going on a cultural trip, tasting the delicious cuisine or finally wandering about the antiquarian markets.

For those who love sports there are two golf courses near the Trasimeno lake and in Perugia; you can surf on the lake, go horse riding, swim in the various private pools and at winter ski on Monte Amiata.