Located in the Val Di Chiana, GLI ARCHI – LA QUIETE, with an exceptional proximity to major historical centers.

Cortona (18km) Etruscan center, highlighted by the walls and tombs found in the area; Castiglione del Lago and Passignano sul Trasimeno (25km) Pienza (40km), Montalcino (60km), San Quirico d'Orcia (50 km) in the Val d'Orcia.


In less than an hour you can reach Siena, Arezzo, Perugia.


Art, nature, culture in Ancient Buildings in the historic centre of one of the most beautiful tows of Tuscany and in Ancient Cottages and farm-houses in the country.


Cortona is worth a visit for the lovers of art and history thanks to its buildings, Churches, Museums, and the neighbouring Etruscan Tombs. It is also know world-wide for its folklore festivals and cultural manifestations. The most famous events are the “Feast of Beefsteak” (August 14th and 15th), the “Exhibition of Antique Forniture” (the last week-end of August and the first half of September), the National Cooper Works Fair (April) the “Archidado” Games (May).


Also, Cortona has been chosen for the Summer Courses of University of Athens ( Georgia), as well as for meetings and conventions organized by the National Council of Research and other Italian and International Institutes.


A Holiday in Cortona means culture and fun with the cinema under the stars, theatre and music events, besides the possibility to do may different sports, in golf courses and in the Trasimeno Lake. Cortona with its people, streets, pubs and typical restaurants, handicraft shops and its famous wineries, the ancient oil-mills and horse riding places ad its enchanting position between Tuscany and Umbria, is the ideal place for your next holiday!



Tuscany & Umbria: news & events, itineraries to follow!

Cortona News



  1. Cortona
  2. Siena
  3. Assisi
  4. Montepulciano
  5. Montalcino
  6. San Gimignano
  7. Lago Trasimeno

Daily itinerary:

Visit of the historical center of Cortona:  squares,   churches and   museums. Possibility to reach the Fortezza di Girifalco (1556 AD) built on the highest part of the north-east of the city and the Basilica of Santa Margherita.


Visit the hermitage of Le Celle: Saint Francis of Assisi came to Cortona in 1211 and founded this hermitage in a quiet place.

Siena (70 km), extraordinary city of art, well known for its famous Piazza del Campo shell-shaped and divided into nine sections with a slight slope, where twice a year there is the Palio.

Assisi (70km) not only a city of art and medieval but also a spiritual place linked to St. Francis.


Going down you can visit Santa Maria degli Angeli with its monumental Basilica.


Along the way back is also enjoyable visit to Perugia (24km) on the top of a hill overlooking the entire Umbrian valley.

Montepulciano (27 km) is a Renaissance jewel. From the Porta al Prato to the center where You can admire sixteenth century palaces to arrive in Piazza Grande.


With a detour you can reach Pienza (13 km) one of the most interesting towns in Tuscany, part of the World Heritage of UNESCO, San Quirico d’Orcia (10 km) where you can admire the collegiate church, splendid Romanesque church.


You can continue untill you reach Bagno Vignoni (7 km) small spa on a plateau.

Montalcino (60 km) medieval town, with narrow and steep streets, renowned for the high quality wine production.

Then you can find the medieval village of Buonconvento (13 km) and the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore (9 km), one of the main monastic sites in Italy.

Starting from San Gimignano (120 km), a small town situated on a hill overlooking the Val d'Elsa, in the heart of a countryside with olive trees and vines that has preserved its appearance of a medieval town, bristling with towers, which makes a tourist destination "unique" in Tuscany, you can also visit Colle di Val d'Elsa (15 km) and then reach Monteriggioni (15 km) tiny hamlet, enclosed by thirteenth century walls marked by fourteen towers.


Along the way back you can visit Siena (20 Km).

From the waters of Lake Trasimeno (20 km) waterway and bathing, are three islands Maggiore, Minore and Polvese.

You can visit the towns of Castiglione del Lago, which stands on a limestone outcrop which was originally the fourth largest island of the lake and the town of Passignano.

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