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Cortona has a unique Tuscan charm. This well-preserved, unspoiled medieval hill town is known for being a convenient base for exploring the surrounding areas and for its colony of foreign residents. Cortona Mia provides information on attractions, history, dining, accommodations, tours, and activities to help plan a dream vacation in Cortona, a quiet escape or an opportunity for personal growth and renewal.
Cortona boasts several attractions, the most important being the Annunciation by Beato Angelico at the Museo Diocesano and the MAEC (Museum of the Etruscan Academy) where the tabula Cortonensis is kept. Many finds from different Etruscan areas in the area are also exhibited.
Other places to see include the Fortress of Girifalco, built for military purposes and now open to the public, the Sanctuary of Santa Margherita, patron saint of the city, and the Eremo francescano “Le Celle”, the first convent built by St. Francis of Assisi in 1211, where a small community of friars still lives.
Visitors can see the small cell where St. Francis slept. The area also produces excellent DOC wines such as Syrah and the Chianina, one of the oldest and most valuable Italian cattle breeds, is also bred in Valdichiana.