Activities

Exhibitions and Museums

Cortona offers wonderful cultural and gastronomic itineraries: museum visits, tastings, cooking courses, which we would be pleased to book, so as to allow you to discover the most secret parts of our territory.

Tours of the City

Guided visits to discover the most characteristic streets, craft shops, markets and the history of our beautiful city, with amusing and unusual anecdotes.

Etruscan Routes

Remains from the Etruscan era can be appreciated in the city of Cortona, with the principle works consisting of the massive walls, double lancet doors, and a series of underground structures (the vaulted arch of the Palazzo Cerulli Diligenti, the barrel vault of Via Guelfa and the Etruscan wall of Palazzo Casali). From the Roman period you can observe the remains of the acqueduct, made of eathenware pipes at Porta Montanina, and from the water tank of the “Bagni di Bacco” next to the church of S. Antonio.
Outside, dominating the plain, the “meloni”, archaic etruscan mounds: one at Camucia and two in the locality of Sodo. Between these, the Tumulo II del Sodo stands out, with its spectacular terrace steps decorated with groups of sculptures and architectural elements in oriental style.
All of the monuments, which are separated by some kilometres, are widely described inside the Museo Dell'Accademia Etrusca e Della Citta di Cortona (MAEC), which also serves as a documentation centre for the archeological park, and as a welcoming reference and guidance service point for visitors.

Cooking Courses

Private, or in small groups. To learn to cook a complete Tuscan meal, or pizza, bread, desserts and ice cream.
Courses for all tastes and for all requirements, including a visit to the market and the selection of ingredients. A fun experience in a simple and natural setting.

Shopping and Outlet

The famous outlets, The Mall, Prada and Barberino Designer Outlet: easy to reach, and where you can buy the best designer labels. If you need a personal shopper, ask us!

Excursions

...Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Arezzo, Volterra, Assisi, Rome, Cinque Terre, Venice and all the other places that Tuscany and Italy have to offer.

Wine and Typical Food Tasting

Tuscany is famous for its wines, and so why not enjoy a tasting in the most beautiful local wineries? Visit the old castles, their cellars and vineyards, and taste their products! In Tuscany we also have very good cheeses produced by very small local companies, still as good as 200 years ago ….......... delicious! Salami (finocchiona), meat, desserts. We can organise gastronomic tours in places where you can buy the best of our products (and vacuum packed to allow you to take home with you).

Operas, Ballets and Concerts

Teatro Signorelli: owned by Accademia degli Arditi and situated in Piazza Signorelli, precisely where the old Church of S. Andrea was, and designed in neoclassical style. Its loggia has seven arches, and on the inside, two rows of eight pillars, with a vaulted ceiling with lunettes.
Its activity has always been intense and of quality; for many years the theatre has also been used as a cinema, cafè and conference room.

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