Immersed in the Tuscan countryside , Agriturismo Fontelunga offer villas and apartmentswith swimming pool near Cortona , Arezzo , Montepulciano and Trasimeno Lake.
The privileged geographic location allows with short trips , to reach countless places in Tuscany and Umbria.
Cortona is in fact an excellent base point from which to explore places like , Montepulciano , Pienza , Arezzo , Lake Trasimeno , Corciano , Cortona , Chiusi within half an hour drive or less , or other such as Perugia , Assisi , Spello , Siena , Orvieto , Gubbio , Deruta , Montalcino reached in less than an hour drive .
The train station is 5 minutes away and is an excellent and quick alternative to the car to get to Rome and Florence.
Without necessarily leave the area , the City of Cortona is definitely a pearl of beauty, and is surprisingly fascinating visit it getting lost in its narrow streets .
Its primitive Etruscan walls can still be seen , incorporated in the medieval walls.
The town is of Etruscan origins but, except for a few fine Renaissance palaces, the prevailing character of Cortona's architecture is medieval .
The stone-paved streets offer a fascinating glimpse at each corner and make this city unique for its simplicity and beauty.
The center of Cortona is built around the Piazza della Repubblica, which overlooks the Town Hall. The old council hall of the building is regularly used for civil weddings .
The town is small , but offers many exciting things to visit, including the Museo Del Capitolo (also called Diocesano ) in which it is preserved, as well as countless Renaissance paintings, a beautiful table “L' Annunciazione” by Fra Angelico ( Pietro da Cortona) , and the MAEC (Museo dell ' Accademia Etrusca di Cortona ), in which are exposed, among other things, many relics from the different zones of the area and the Etruscan Chandelier, a unique bronze artifact . At the museum you can get information about your visits to the Archaeological Park of Cortona with its Etruscan tombs " Il Melone del Sodo ."
Do not miss a visit to the beautiful Sanctuary of St. Margaret , the patron saint of the city and the Medici Fortress of Girifalco . Both are located on the highest point of the hill. In the halls of the fortress and in the inner courtyards are frequently hosted exhibitions of art and photography.
Following the path that runs along the city walls you can enjoy beautiful views of the surroundings and Val di Chiana.
Do not forget a visit to the " Duomo di Cortona "
In the immediate vicinity of the town you can also visit the Church of Santa Maria Nuova , the church of Madonna del Calcinaio and the charming hermitage of Le Celle (enchanting place...), a former monastery built by St. Francis of Assisi. Also in the surrounding of Cortona you can visit the ancient church of St. Michael the Archangel and The Abbey of Farneta
Numerous cultural events , music, food and folklore enliven the evenings in spring and summer but also winter in the city: some of all are the Cortona Mix Festival, the " Joust of Archidado" , the “Beef SteakFestival” and the "Cortona Antiquaria - Exhibition and Fair of Antiquity " .
The Teatro Signorelli has a rich theatrical season from autumn to spring and during the summer period are represented operas, concerts, theater and ballet. The same Signorelli theater stages the summer season of open-air cinema , housed in the public park "Parterre " with also movies in the original language.
The streets of Cortona are full of local artisan shops , art galleries, cafes and antique wine shops, delicatessens , home style restaurants and some of the most renowned restaurants in Italy.
In the Cortona area there are high level winery, producers of same “Supertuscan” wines.
Loc. Montalla 2
52044 Cortona, Arezzo