Cortona looks like every postcard of Tuscany you’ve ever seen. It’s the quintessential hill town, making it an absolutely beautiful place to base yourself while visiting this region of Italy.

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It was featured in the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun, and is made up of historic, medieval structures. Soaking up the culture and history is the thing to do here, so spend plenty of time wandering around the town to check out the attractions.

Start by visiting the Museo Diocesan, a historic church full of religious artwork. Then spend some time in the archaeology museum, the Gothic church of San Francesco, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Visit the Sanctuary of Santa Margherita, do some people watching at the Piazza della Repubblica, see the Fortress of Girifalco, and check out the remains of the Etruscan Tombs.

When to Visit Cortona

The best months to visit Cortona are April, May, June, September, and October. This is when the weather is at its best but is also when the tourist crowds are largest and when the prices are higher. July and August are the two months when the weather is at its hottest and stickiest, so this may not be ideal for travellers who don’t like the heat. While winter isn’t the best time to visit, there will be fewer crowds and cheaper prices so keep that in mind.

How to Get There

Cortona can be reached by plane if you’re travelling from Perugia, Florence, Pisa, and Rome. If you’ve rented a car, the city can easily be reached from Rome and Florence by taking the A1 Superstrada del Sole highway. Visitors can take a slow train from Rome and reach Cortona in under three hours or the fast train to reach it in under two. A train from Milan or Venice will take about two hours and a train from Florence will take an hour and twenty minutes. Many of the rail stations in Tuscany offer bus services to Cortona that run frequently and can be cheaper than the train.

Where to Stay

Cortona is dotted with beautiful accommodation options from Italian Breaks. These include some of the best Cortona villas to rent if you want to have an incredible holiday with your partner, friends, or family. There’s plenty of different villas to choose from, whether you want absolute luxury or a more minimalistic experience. We offer villas overlooking the countryside, villas with private pools, and all with cosy interiors and beautiful views that are perfect for romantic getaways.

Whether you’re planning a business trip, a honeymoon, or a laid back vacation with your family, we have accommodation options that will exceed your expectations. And, if you’re travelling as a family, keep in mind that our villas have child-friendly facilities and are close to the main attractions in Cortona.

Our goal is to provide each and every guest with a simplified, but amplified villa experience. We leave out the unnecessary so we can focus on what you actually care about. So, don’t wait any longer to book your trip to Cortona, and start counting down to an unforgettable experience with the people you love.

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