"Under the Tuscan Sun", title of the famous film with Diane Lane. A great sunshine, this is the word that best describes the atmosphere that reigns in the splendid Cortona.
Lying on the slope of a hill, Cortona boasts a long history that dates back to the time when it became an important Etruscan lucumonia. From the Etruscan and then Roman times, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Cortona boasts the most important testimonies of these eras: from the famous Etruscan Chandelier to the Annunciazione by Beato Angelico.
There are several routes to discover this little Tuscan gem; starting from the historic center you discover the heart of Cortona, the Poggio walking through alleys, squares and centuries-old walls, as through a historic labyrinth, to get to the Basilica of Santa Margherita, protector of the city, a path that will give you the opportunity to return admire the panoramic Via Crucis with the mosaics of the master of Futurism, Gino Severini from Cortona.
Not to be missed, in the surroundings of Cortona, the Monastero delle Celle, founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1211, a place of immense spirituality and emotion.