Cortona Italy Visitor Guide

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Cortona is no secret, thanks in part to the famous book and movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.”

Without the fame, Cortona would still be a stand alone stunner.

This hill town has everything a traveler could hope for: sweeping views, amazing restaurants, architecture, art galleries, shopping and museums. Cortona is home to some of my favorite accommodations in Italy. Train connections make this a perfect home base for those not wanting the stress of a car. Drivers love the proximity to sites and villages for exploration.

When planning for my clients, Cortona is my secret weapon. There is something here for every travel style and budget.

Would it surprise you if I said that despite all my raving so far, that is not what puts Cortona on my favorite list?

The atmosphere, the intimate culture and connection of the people. That authentic vibe everyone is grasping for. Cortona has it, and then some.

Things to do in Cortona:

  • Walk up to the top of the town to visit the church
  • Walk the stations of the cross.
  • Visit Le Celle, a nearby hermitage
  • Antique shop
  • Shop in general
  • Have a cappuccino and people watch in the morning.
  • Have a spritz and people watch in the late afternoon.
  • Take a cooking lesson from my dear friend Alessandra.

Where to eat in Cortona:

  • Ti Amo for your mandatory gelato
  • Trattoria Dardano, hands down our family favorite for a local and casual atmosphere.
  • La Bucaccia and Osteria del Teatro
  • Ristorante La Loggetta (think view of the square)

Where to stay in Cortona:

 

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Cortona in the evening.

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Le Celle

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Trattoria Dardano

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Hamming it up with some local gentlemen.

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

In love with the views

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Window shopping

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Taking coffee seriously

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Picture perfect at every turn

 

travel tips guide cortona italy consultant planning

Market magic

 

 
 

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