CORTONA NIGHT LIFE
Cortona presents numerous bars where young people can enjoy their weekends, with an array of events that take place during the summer season. Our nocturnal journey commences within the enchanting historical center of Cortona and ventures into the neighboring region of Umbria.
THE GLOBE is a popular lounge bar that attracts both local and international students from various university programs. On weekends, patrons can enjoy live music performances and DJ sets, creating a lively and vibrant atmosphere.
A few steps from here we find the wine shop
IL CACIO BRILLO This is an enoteca, a wine shop where one can sample the finest local biodynamic wines and savour small delicacies of the region. During summer weekends, live music and DJ sets are promoted to enhance the atmosphere..
In the picturesque main square of Cortona, in the vicinity of the clock tower, we are graced with its majestic presence.
SOTTO VOCE (located at Piazza Repubblica 6/7) Located in the heart of the city, this Bistrot Bar exudes elegance and sophistication, offering a curated selection of fine cocktails and an exceptional range of spirits. The ambiance is further elevated by live music performances, a common occurrence during the summer season.
Next door IL SOLCO, Introducing the new “Pop-Bar and Music-Shop” where the air is infused with the latest trendy vibes. Savor the unique and delightful flavors of pop cocktails while grooving to the live vinyl DJ sets. And if you fancy a rare find, you can browse and purchase limited edition vinyl imported from overseas.
In the heart of the city lies an exquisite Bistrot Bar, where one can indulge in a curated selection of exquisite cocktails and spirits. As the sun sets on a balmy summer evening, the air is filled with the sweet melodies of live music, lending an ethereal charm to the experience.We venture forth to the opposing square, Piazza Garibaldi, crossing through the famed via Nazionale, affectionately referred to as Rugapiana, which serves as the main artery of Cortona. Herein lies the mystical…
BOTTEGA BARACCHI, (located at via Nazionale 78) In the heart of the city lies an exquisite Bistrot Bar, where one can indulge in a curated selection of exquisite cocktails and spirits. As the sun sets on a balmy summer evening, the air is filled with the sweet melodies of live music, lending an ethereal charm to the experience.
in front we find the popular
ENOTECA ENOTRIA (located at via Nazionale 81) Behold a wine shop, dear friend, the pride of the Monacchini family, which has been serving the people of this town with local wines and cheese paired with focaccia bread for many a generation. If you chance upon this abode, you may find that street musicians grace its thresholds, offering impromptu performances for the patrons’ delight. You must not, I beg of you, leave without tasting their delightful focaccia bread!
Before going down to the hill of Cortona, let’s go up to fiest, to the highest peak of Cortona for a stunning view of the Valdichiana, on this way we reach the
FORTEZZA DEL GIRIFALCO The fortress stands as a historic Medici stronghold perched 650 meters above sea level, boasting an awe-inspiring panoramic vista of the Valdichiana. In summer, this monumental venue plays host to a range of cultural events, including weekend aperitifs. And for those who have a taste for the flamboyant, special occasions are held in honor of disco music with distinguished guests in attendance. Be sure not to miss these unique celebrations.
Night Life off Cortona
NIGHT LIFE IN CAMUCIA
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
As the weekend approaches, locals and tourists alike flock to this bustling establishment for its lively aperitif time and vast selection of libations. But it’s not just the drinks that draw the crowds the bar also boasts live DJ sets, featuring the latest in deep house and minimal vibes.
Just a stone’s throw away on Via Lauretana, you’ll find another popular spot – a bustling bar that’s always buzzing with activity.
ANGOLO CAFE Nestled in the heart of the city lies yet another bustling bar, renowned for its youthful clientele and convivial atmosphere. The establishment boasts a plethora of expert bartenders who craft exquisite cocktails, as well as a tantalising Friday fish night menu, showcasing a diverse range of fresh and succulent seafood dishes.
But the true pièce de résistance of this lively haunt lies in its weekend DJ sets, curated by the crème de la crème of Valdichiana’s music scene. Don’t miss out on the chance to immerse yourself in the infectious beats and vibrant ambiance that this top-notch establishment has to offer.
Just a few kilometers from the charming town of Camucia lies the idyllic countryside village of San Lorenzo di Cortona. It is here where one can find
TUKUL CAFÈ a beloved lounge bar that attracts both night owls and dedicated enthusiasts of the nightlife scene.
The establishment regularly plays host to a diverse array of events, often featuring prominent figures such as the renowned Ricky L, the late Sauro Cosimetti, and the celebrated Amplifunk. These notable guests are well-known in the world of minimal and classic house music, and their performances are not to be missed.
NIGHTLIFE AROUND THE TRASIMENO LAKE
Our next stop takes us to the picturesque Umbria region, nestled near the tranquil shores of Lake Trasimeno, just a brief 20-minute drive from Cortona. We shall venture to the charming town of Passignano, where we shall find the vibrant
SualzoBeach, disco beach. This summertime hotspot is open every Saturday and features a “MADE IN ITALY” party night theme, showcasing a lively mix of commercial dance and beloved Italian music. Best of all, there is no entrance fee to this lively venue.
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.
Our adventure through the captivating Tuscan region takes us to the charming town of Castiglione del Lago. This lively town is situated on the opposite side of the tranquil lake and offers many unique places worth exploring.
“Il Pontile” is a must-visit venue for those seeking an unforgettable evening. Here, guests can savor delicious cuisine while dancing to the latest music hits. This lively restaurant and dancefloor is a perfect destination for a fun night out in the area.
PESCATORE CAFE, is a great choice for those who enjoy a beachside atmosphere with lively music and delicious street food. This trendy establishment, situated across from the lake beach, offers the best of both worlds with its bustling disco and mouth-watering barbecue treats.
DARSENA If you prefer a more laid-back ambiance with live music, “Darsena” is the place to be. This venue boasts several live music bands that perform every weekend, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere for guests. In addition, the cool bar serves pizzas, fresh panini, and piadine, ensuring a great dining experience for all.
PEPE ROSA Finally, our tour ends on a high note with a visit to the vibrant and popular disco bar, “Pepe Rosa.” This lively destination is renowned for its live DJ sets every weekend, attracting a diverse crowd of enthusiastic party-goers. The best part? Admission is free, and the venue stays open until 2am the morning.