Birth place of famous artists as Luca Signorelli and Pietro da Cortona, this hilly town is known also for its "Tuscan Sun Festival", which beyond its muscial programme includes unique culinary and literary events, wine tastings and art exhibitions. Characterized by its medieval palazzi and small streets Cortona also offers amazing views over and beyond the Valdichiana and to the monte Amiata.
We start our guided tour at the Sanctuary of Santa Margherita. After the visit of the Sanctuary you will take a stroll through the historical center where you will see the house where Pietro da Cortona was born, the church of San Francesco, the piazza della Repubblica, dominated by the medieval Palazzo Comunale, as well as the Palazzo Casali, once the residence of this cortonese nobile family and now seat of the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca. You would like to continue? No problem, our guide will be pleased to show you the Museo Diocesano, housing works by Luca Signorelli and one of the most beautiful paintings by Beato Angelico.
: 2 hrs
: Museo archeologico (MAEC): 7 € p.p.; Museo diocesano: 5 € p.p.