CORTONA AND SURROUNDINGS
Cortona was a free Mediaeval Commune with an imposing Medicea Fortress and Palazzi in its town centre.
Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
Cortona was governed by important Captains of the People, who have left their coats of arms on the walls of the palazzos in the centre of town.
Captains’ coats of arms
Commissioners’ coats of arms
CHURCHES OF CORTONA
Santa Maria delle Grazie del Calcinaio
Santa Maria Nuova
Chiesa San Filippo Neri
Oratorio di San Francesco
Chiesa del Gesù
WALKING IN CORTONA
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Pozzo
Piazza della Pescaia
Porta Santa Maria
ART AND EVENTS
Cortona is culture with:
Cortonantiquaria, a large antiques fair held in the stunning setting of Palazzo Vagnotti (from the last week in August to the first week of September), 2015 sees the 53rd fair.
In 2012 Cortonadesign was added to the event and can be visited with a single ticket, at the Sant’Agostino Conference Centre.
Cortona is art with:
MAEC – Cortona and Etruscan Academy Museum
CORTONA ETRUSCAN TOWN
Around the underground burial chambers (Meloni), the decumanus maximus and the eastern cardo and the Etruscan walls of Cortona
Cardo and Decumanus
The Etruscan and Medici city walls
Etruscan barrel vaults
Sodo Archaeological Park
Melone di Camucia burial site
Tanella di Pitagora (Cave of Pythagoras)
Cortona underground burial chambers
And for those with time to visit, we recommend:
Abbey of Farneta
Church of San Michele Arcangelo
Hermitage of Francescano di Celle
La Rocca Pierle
We would like to remind you that Cortona is less than 2 hours from 20% of the world’s artistic heritage sites and that Le Bifore is able to offer great hospitality to tourists and visitors wishing to stay in the area.