One of the most fun food experiences you can try in Italy is without doubt the Aperitivo ritual. It consists of a pre-dinner drink accompanied by some salty snacks but sometime it can turn in a real dinner with taste of real starter and main course, of course, plenty of friends to chat with. Apéritivo comes from the Latin verb aperire, which means “to open.” It usually involves a beverage served before a meal to stimulate the appetite or “to open the stomach”. From the traditional bar to the “Vinaio” and from amazing hotel rooftop terraces to historical cafes, Cortona offers countless spots to enjoy this social and tasty ritual.

Bottega Baracchi

Elegant aperitif at the Bottega Baracchi’s with prestigious cocktails accompanied by a buffet highly sought.

From Tuesday to Sunday
Start at 18.00 to  21.00

Address: Via Nazionale, 78

Caffe Tuscher

Vintage in style aperitif – street view open air tables  – inside upstairs – buffet – classic and premium cocktails – selected wines & spirits  – colors and mood music

From Tuesday to Sunday
aperitif noon 11,30 – 13,00
pre dinner aperitif 18,00 – 21,00
Address: Via Nazionale 43, Cortona

Caffè la Saletta

Italian Classic aperitif, wide selection of wines

From Tuesday to Sunday
Start at 18.00 to  21.00

Indirizzo: Via Nazionale 26, Cortona


Antico Caffe la Posta

Antico Caffè La Posta, since 1986. Over a century has gone by and many have been the celebrities that has sat at our tbles such as François Mitterand, Alexander Dubeck and Queen Elisabeth “The Queen Mum”. It’s our turn now! Come to join ours aperitif!

From Tuesday to Sunday
Start at 18.00 to  21.00

Address: Piazza Signorelli 32, Cortona