Popular Accommodations in Cortona
Highlights in Cortona
- Visit to the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
- Visit of the church Madonna del Calcinaio
- Museum tour in Piazza della Repubblica
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Vacation rentals in Cortona
In Cortona, Italy, you will find typical holiday accommodations for singles, couples and families. Choose a practically equipped holiday apartment in the medieval old town for two people or opt for a modern apartment for up to four people in the interior. A luxurious vacation rental in Tuscan style is recommended for a relaxing holiday with the whole family.
Holidays in Cortona
Location and orientation
The city of Cortona lies as one of the oldest settlements within the province of Arezzo in Italy. Belonging to the region of Tuscany, the Etruscan city of Cortona borders the province of Siena to the south and the Umbria region to the east. With its hillside location on a mountain range that separates the Chiana Valley from the Tiber Valley, the Chiana Canal, which gives the town its name, flows through the extensive urban area, which consists of a total of 23 other districts.
Things to know
According to legend, founded by the Etruscan people, the Etruscan name Cortonas is "Curtun".
Top 3 travel tips
Cortona offers you a cultural and historical highlight in the form of a visit to the historic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Built near your vacation rental on the massive foundations of an ancient temple, the parish church was first documented in the 11th century. The architecture of the impressive cathedral includes a Romanesque core, which was transformed into an elegant Renaissance building in the middle of the 15th century and later adapted to the Baroque style.2nd visit to the Madonna del Calcinaio
The church of Madonna del Calcinaio is considered one of the most important works of art in Cortona. Visit the church built by the painter and sculptor Francesco di Giorgio Martini in the years 1484 to 1515 which was built after the miraculous model of a picture of the Virgin Mary. This painting today adorns the shrine of the host above the high altar of the church. Also visit the unusually high vaults inside and admire the impressive Renaissance architecture of the Madonna del Calcinaio.3rd museum tour in Piazza della Repubblica
Close to your holiday home, the Piazza della Repubblica is the ideal starting point for museum tours through the city centre as an urban centre. In addition to the well-preserved medieval townscape and the panoramic view over the Chiana Valley, the two museums "Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca" and the Diocesan Museum are worth seeing attractions. The former houses a rare Etruscan collection, while the latter houses exhibitions of important works by renowned Renaissance artists.