Cortona offers several bars where young people can spend part of their weekends, with a variety of events during the summer season. Our nightlife journey starts in the historic center of Cortona and extends into the nearby Umbrian region.

THE GLOBE is a lounge bar frequented by both local and foreign students from international university programs. The Globe offers live music and DJ sets on weekends.

A few steps from here we find the wine shop

IL CACIO BRILLO is a wine shop where you can taste excellent local wines accompanied by small samples of local products. They also have a table in the square. From time to time, the shop also offers live DJ sets for a unique wine tasting experience.


In the picturesque main square of Cortona, we find the clock tower.

SOTTO VOCE (located at Piazza Repubblica 6/7) is an elegant Bistrot Bar that offers a selection of fine cocktails and an excellent choice of spirits. The evenings are often accompanied by live music during the summer season.

Next door IL SOLCO, a new “Pop-Bar and music-shop” where you can taste unique cocktail flavors and listen to live vinyl DJ sets. Here it is also possible to purchase limited edition vinyl imported from overseas.

We now move to the opposite square, Piazza Garibaldi, by crossing through via Nazionale (the main street of Cortona also known as rugapiana), where we find the

BOTTEGA BARACCHI, (located at via Nazionale 78) is an elegant Bistrot Bar that offers a selection of fine cocktails and an excellent choice of spirits. The evenings are often accompanied by live music during the summer season.

in front we find the popular and renowned

ENOTECA ENOTRIA (located at via Nazionale 81) is a family-owned wine shop where the Monacchini family have served local wines and cheese with focaccia for generations. Street musicians are often welcomed here for impromptu performances. Don’t forget to try their delicious focaccia bread!

Before going down the hill of Cortona, let’s go up to the highest peak where we reach the

FORTEZZA DEL GIRIFALCO is an ancient Medici stronghold located 650 meters above sea level, offering a magnificent panoramic view over the Valdichiana. The fortress hosts various cultural events during the summer season, including weekend aperitifs. Be sure not to miss the special events dedicated to disco music featuring notable guests.

Night Life off Cortona


Camucia is a town located at the foot of Cortona and offers an excellent alternative to Cortona’s nightlife. Let’s start from via Lauretana where we find the


is one of the trendy bars in the town of Camucia, it offers a lively aperitif time during the weekend and a wide choice of beverages. Here you can also hear live DJ music sets, generally featuring deep house and minimal vibes.

In the same road Via Lauretana at the very corner there is another busy bar called

ANGOLO CAFE is another well-known, busy bar that is always crowded with young people. The bar features famous bartenders for fine cocktails, and a Friday fish night with a variety of fresh food. Don’t miss the music DJ sets on the weekends with the best DJs from the Valdichiana!

We move a few kilometers from Camucia in the countryside, precisely in San Lorenzo di Cortona to

TUKUL CAFÈ is a popular lounge bar among nightlife enthusiasts and those who enjoy staying out late. The venue hosts a variety of events featuring notable guests such as Ricky L, (the now deceased) Sauro Cosimetti, and Amplifunk, who are well-known in the minimal and classic house music scene.


We will now move to the Umbria region, located near Lake Trasimeno (just 20 minutes from Cortona), in the town of Passignano. There, we will find a disco beach called

SualzoBeach, s open every Saturday during the summer. The party night theme is “MADE IN ITALY,” featuring commercial dance and Italian music. There is no entrance fee.

If you are looking for a mature crowd in a vintage atmosphere, open from Wednesdays to Sundays, with a singles party held every first Friday of the month, then head to the

CIAO CIAO located by the shore of Lake Trasimeno, is a club that caters to a diverse crowd with ages ranging from the 20s to 70s (I’m not joking!). The club organizes themed parties, featuring entertaining animations led by the resident DJ and producer Marcocram.

The next town we will visit is Castiglione del Lago, located on the opposite side of the lake. Castiglione is a lively town with many interesting and unique places to explore.

Il Pontile“: the perfect venue for an unforgettable evening. Dance and dine with the best music hits and accompanied by the delicious dishes of the restaurant. The best place to have fun in the area!”

PESCATORE CAFE, Pescatore Cafe, located across from the lake beach, offers a lively dance disco music and delicious barbecue street food. If you prefer a more laid-back atmosphere with live music, head to the


DARSENA where several live music bands perform every weekend. The venue also features a cool bar that serves pizzas, fresh panini and piadine. Our tour concludes here.

PEPE ROSA a very popular and crowded disco bar who offer live DJ’s set each weekends, the admission is free and it run until 3 am.