Cortona Around Florence

Cortona is coming up the ladder as attractions to see in Tuscany. It was first part of Umbria but now is a part of Tuscany under the province of Arezzo.

The Lake Trasimeno is a must see. Known for the famous battle of Trasimeno in 217 BC which narrates Hannibal’s ambush on the Roman army. The Duomo of Cortona , museo Dicesano, Museo dell’accademia, Palazzo Casali, along with the general Etruscan architecture of the city is quite delightful. Well how can I forget to remind everyone that the bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun was set in Cortona. I definitely will advise you the movie as well!

How to reach Cortona

  1. By plane: The closest airports to this destination is either from Perugia or from Florence.
  2. By train or bus: There are trains that go both from Florence as well as Rome regularly. The stop will be Camucia-Cortona. It will take 2 hours from Florence and 3 from Rome.
    One can even take buses into the city look up the Sita bus website
  3. By car:
  • Coming from Florence click here
  • Coming from Rome click here
  • Coming from Milan click here


special thanks to casavacanze