Cortona F.A.Q


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What is the best season to visit Cortona?

Warm temperatures start from April to October where sometimes it rains, August has the hottest temperatires where they can rises up to 35 ° C.  From September to October temperatures are colling down between 20 – 26 ° C. From November to February the temperature  are going down to +5/-5 ° C when sometime is windy. The shoulder season is from March to April  where the heat is increasing.

Weather / rainfall

In the high season (May to October) climate is low/medium/High humid 50% 60% 80% , the average temperature is  27 °and there is very little temperature difference between day and night.  Unfortunately in recent years because of climate change in month July is going more and more towards a type of tropical climate where the rainfall is increasingly common, is often pushes until the middle of August.

Do you have a free parking in Town?

Cortona has three public parking one come with escalators (but keep in mind! generally are not working!) which lead to piazza Carbonaia. In the summer parking are often busy around from 11,30 am to 1.30 pm. Driving inside the old town is not allowed because the ZTL (restriction of traffic) 

How far is it the railway station from Cortona?

The railway station is located in Camucia town, about 6 km away. Public shuttle or taxy services are available. 

Where I can find free wifi spot in Cortona ? 

Most of the restaurants, bar or shops have wifi, you will need to ask for the password to access. 

Is an area of hurricanes or storms?

Italy in general have no hurricanes. (and let’s hope never!)

What documents / visas are required for tourists?

All non EU citizens need a valid passport at least 6 months before expire. Some country may require special visa.

Do I need any vaccination? No

There are infectious diseases? No

There are mosquitoes?

Mosquito season generally is from June to the end of August. Hopefully in Cortona hill (500 meter high) the presence of mosquito il much lower. They are mainly present in the country the species across the Trasimeno lake are not biting.

What is the fastest and the cheapest  flight to Cortona?

Some low cost flights are landing to the Airport of Perugia (only 45 minutes from Cortona), they only come with European origin.

How long does it take a taxi from Rome airport to Cortona? How much is it a fear price?

The ride is about 2 and half or three hours, depending on traffic. The average price is about 250€/300€

What the time zone is Cortona?

Cortona is six hours ahead of the meridian of New York, one hour ahead of the Meridian Greenwich (London)

Where is a good place for children in Cortona? yes, the public park of Parterre

What languages Italians from Cortona speak?

Average Cortonese citizen know some basic English, some know some extra languages as Spanish or French

What is the currency ? Euro

What clothing is recommended?

Italians as we knows are obsess with style and fashion, but Cortona is pretty casual style and easy.

My driving license is valid in Italy?

Americans citizen are willing to drive in Italy should obtain the International Driving Permit before leaving the U.S.

There are taxi? Are they work at late night? 

Yes, there are taxi service available mainly on daytime. You must book in advance taxi for night hours.

Should I take a taxi or rent a car?

Taxi are quite expensive, we suggest you to go for a rental car service. 

Can I bring my medication? Yes

There are supplied pharmacies? Yes

Where I can find a doctor if I have an emergency? 

There are several local doctor available 24/24 in case of emergency

What kind of food I find in Cortona?

Mainly Tuscan local food and sushi

Is in Italy mandatory to tip? 

Tipping is not mandatory but is well appreciated especially if you are a foreign

There are security issues?

According to the latest statistics Cortona remains a very safe center for all age ranges and suitable location for family.

Where is the Grocery in Cortona??

Cortona has two grocery store enough equipped. Fruits and meat is sold in a separate shops at Fruttivendolo e Macellaio

What is the voltage in Italy?

The voltage is 220 volt, citizen from US and UK need a plug-in adapter to plug in devices. 

Can I practice sports?

Yes, Cortona area offers several type of sports facilities, gyms, tennis clubs, golf clubs, swimming pools, bike or free tracking paths. 

Is the prostitution legal?

Prostitution is illegal, but is tollerate in private apartments.

It is legal drinking alcohol under 21?

According to the Eu low the minimum age for drinking alcohol is 18 years old.

It is legal gambling?

Only on licensed Casinos.

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