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Famous Lines About Cortona

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"... mother of Troy and grandmother of Rome" (Virgil - Aeneid III and IV)

Dante Alighieri was known to appreciate the so-called “copertino cortonese”, a blanked made of finely woven wool (I sonnet - Tenzone between Dante and Forese Donati)

"... no field or clod of earth is kept better than here, and everything is clean ..."( Wolfang Goethe on the surrounding countryside)

"... the mingling roofs of the houses and the town’s arrogant towers seem closer to Heaven than to the nearby railway station..." (Henry James, 1873)

"... I have found a wonderful Tuscan wine from Cortona..." (Giosuč Carducci, 1886)

Gabriele D'Annunzio celebrated Cortona among Italy’s silent cities.

"... From Cortona there is a magnificent view; one’s gaze loses itself in the distance..." (François Mitterand, 1987)

"... a marvellous city where everything speaks of God – the nature, the mountains, the woods..." (John Paul II, 1993)

"... No map planner would describe it thus, but it is fascinating" (Frances Mayes - "Under the Tuscan Sun", 1997)


  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 
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
Farmhouse Residences and Country Houses 

  Where to eat and drink

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 


  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 
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 

Typical Tuscan products 

  Typical products
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