Bed & Breakfast Le Bifore

Lose yourself on a walk through the endless hills, listening to the sounds of thousands of years of history.

CORTONA AND SURROUNDINGS

Cortona was a free Mediaeval Commune with an imposing Medicea Fortress and Palazzi in its town centre.
Medicea Fortress
Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
Palazzo Casali
Palazzo Comunale
Palazzo Vescovile
Villa Bramasole
Mancini Sernini
Vagnotti
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

Duomo
Sant’Agostino
Sant’Antonio
San Benedetto
Santa Maria delle Grazie del Calcinaio
Santa Maria Nuova
San Cristoforo
San Domenico
Chiesa San Filippo Neri
Oratorio di San Francesco
Chiesa del Gesù
San Marco
Santa Margherita

WALKING IN CORTONA

Piazzas:
Piazza della Repubblica
Piazza Signorelli
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza del Pozzo
Piazza della Pescaia

Gates:
Porta Berarda
Porta Bifora
Porta Colonia
Porta Montanina
Porta Sant’Agostino
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
Diocese 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
Roman well
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
Il Palazzone
La Rocca Pierle

NEARBY

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.