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Archivio Storico

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Palazzo CasaliThe historical archives of the Cortona town council are in the mezzanine floor of Palazzo Casali. Like many archives of this kind and in this region, the Archivio Storico is a fascinating time machine for anyone interested in delving into the illustrious past and present of this city. Over the centuries the archive has accumulated vast quantities of documents and papers relating to the day-to-day running of Cortona, that enable historians to trace detailed information down to every single person who has resided here. Along with administrative documents, the archive also contains a number of private archives, listed under the following titles and sections:
  • Statuti e Riformagioni
  • Catasto
  • Il Capitano poi commissario fiorentino
  • Consorzio idraulico
  • Ingegneri del Circondario
  • Moltiplico Alfieri
  • Opera del Duomo e di Santa Maria Nuova
  • Ospedale
  • Orfanotrofio Cinaglia

Archivio Storico del Comune di Cortona
Via Casali 1 - 52044 Cortona (AR)
Tel.+39 0575 637 252 Fax 0575 604 819
Opening hours:
Tuesdays: 9.30am-12.30pm
Thursdays: 9.30am-12.30pm
Archive director: Dottor Bruno Gialluca

 

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  General information
The City of Cortona 
The Weather in Cortona 
Local Opening Times 
Useful and Emergency Numbers 
Pharmacies in Cortona 
Famous Lines About Cortona 
Post Office 
Cashpoints 
Teatro Signorelli  

  Transport in town
Road Map 
Traffic Restrictions 
Parking in Cortona 
Town Map 
Hotels Map in Cortona 
How to Reach Cortona 

  Transport out of town
Surrounding Towns and Villages 
Buses Outside Town 

  Where to Stay
Hotels 
Residence 
Farmhouse Residences and Country Houses 
Hostels 

  Where to eat and drink
Restaurants  

  Education
University of Georgia studies abroad at Cortona 
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa 
Sant'Agostino Conference Centre 

  Art and monuments
Association for the Recovery of the Heritage of Cortona 
The Palazzone 
Palazzo Casali 

  Art and religion
The "Celle" Hermitage 
Church of San Marco 
Church of San Cristoforo 
Church of San Benedetto  
Church of Sant'Antonio Abate 
Church of Santa Margherita 

  Museums and galleries
Archivio Storico 
Museo Diocesano del Capitolo 
MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca 
Museo Archeologico e Paleontologico of Farneta 
Accademia Etrusca and Council Library 

  Tourist attractions
The Melone II° del Sodo 
Cortona Archaeological Park 

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  Major historical figures
Silvio Passerini (1469-1529) 
St Margherita (1247-1297) 
Luca Signorelli (144?-1523) 
Pietro Berrettini (1596-1669) 
Gino Severini (1883-1966) 
Brother Elia 
Famous Cortonese 

  What to see & do
Lake Trasimeno 
Weddings in Tuscany 
Archaeological Itinerary 

  Lake Trasimene
Lake Trasimene 
Eating well by Lake Trasimene 
Where to stay by Lake Trasimene 
Bathing - Lake Trasimene 
Mooring 
The islands - boat tours 
Ristorante Da Massimo, lago Trasimeno - Magione 

  Specials - Out of town
Gift Ideas for traveling 
Wedding in Cortona 
Arezzo - where to sleep - Discover the city of Antiquarian and Gold 
Pierle and Its Castle 
Stay in Val di Chiana aretina 


  Shopping
Typical Tuscan products 

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