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Cortona Travel Guide  

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Info about Cortona

Area:
342 km2
Elevation:
494 m
Population:
24646 [2014-01-01]
Overview

Cortona, a town in the Province of Arezzo, is located in Tuscany, Italy. Overlooking Lake Trasimeno and the plains of Valdichiana, Cortona is one of the oldest cities in Tuscany. With a population of around 22,500 inhabitants, the city is a former Etruscan town.
The city of Cortona has an ideal temperate climate, characterised by freezing temperatures during the winter season. The best time to visit the city is during spring and autumn.
Initially founded by the Etruscans, the city of Cortona was an important commune until 1490, when the King of Naples captured the city and sold it to Florence. Today, the city houses some of the most important medieval structures and remains. 
Tourism is the largest and the most important money-earning sector in the city.

Area code:
0575
Time zone:
UTC+1
Demonym:
cortonesi
Patron:
Santa Margherita da Cortona
Holiday:
22 febbraio
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Overall rating

27
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19
Very good
7
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Who was there

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19
Couples
7
Families
5
Aged Tourists
3
Youth travel
2

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Eating & drinking
Welcome
Attractions
Accommodation
Accessibility
Services for tourists
Things to do
shopping
Asequibilidad
Entertainment
Transportation
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Overall Guide : great place to visit and stay around, many good restaurants, vacation houses, hotels, old farmhouses and lots of activities. splendid views and landscape.
Not to be missed views on the valey from panoramic piazza garibaldi , the monastery of the cappuccini , the museum MAEC of the academy in cortona townhall
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Type of holidays

Food and Wine
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Romance
Green & wild
Mountain
Family fun
Shopping
Pilgrimage
Young & single
Cycling Tourism
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