Cortona is located on the side of a splendid hill overlooking the Val di Chiana.
It is a jewel of a medieval town that still preserves the traces of the Etruscan walls.
Etruscan culture is kept alive thanks to one of the most important museums in Italy.
After a short stop at the top of the hill and at the Eremo de le Celle, you will have time for a tour of the city center.
In addition, from the terrace of Piazza Garibaldi you can enjoy the incomparable panoramic view of the Val di Chiana.
Via Nazionale is the main road, as well as being the only road in the city without unevenness.
Still the locals usually call it by its old name of Ruga Piana.
This is where the concentration of typical shops and businesses is found.
It is obviously the perfect place to combine an ice cream or a cappuccino on a terrace overlooking the valley!
The city became famous all over the world after the publication of the book Under the Tuscan Sun.
In fact, it is here that the famous Villa Bramasole, mentioned in the book, is located.
This fact has given importance to a place in Tuscany rich in attractions and historical traditions dating back to the time of the Etruscans.