Although is not a place for night entertainment, Cortona provides a number of options and interesting venues for all ages to pleasant your weekends. Our night round trip start from Cortona and will end to the Umbrian borders at the early lights. It’s Friday’s around 10.30 pm, we are in Cortona, Piazza Signorelli at
IL GRANAIO the only Lounge Bar in town that come with a tasty selection of beers and fine cocktails. Il Granaio (The Barn) is popular among the international studends. The Bar organize live music, karaoke and live DJ’s set.
Strolling through the main road (corso) via Nazionale (rugapiana) we reach Piazza Garibaldi where we cross
IL CACIO BRILLO where you can taste excellent local wines accompanied by cheese and salami during aperitifs.
BOTTEGA BARACCHI, (Via Nazionale 78) a prestigious and elegant wine/cocktails bar and restaurant in the summer season live music on the outside. Let’s continue our tour Just at the opposite where there is a popular wine bar
Ci spostiamo adesso nella adiacente piazza della Repubblica proprio di fianco la bellissima scalinata del comuna dove troviamo
SOTTO VOCE (piazza Repubblica 6/7) an elegant tapas bistrot bar. Recently inaugurated is the new hangout of the Cortonese nightlife. Sotto Voce offers an aperitif rich in fine cocktails, excellent choice of spirits. The nights are often accompanied by live music.
We now move to the opposite square (Piazza Garibaldi) crossing all via Nazionale (the course of Cortona nicknamed rugapiana) and we find the
BOTTEGA BARACCHI, (via Nazionale 78) the prestigious cocktail bar and restaurant. The bar offers an aperitif/dinner accompanied by a live Deejay set which usually takes place on Tuesdays.
in front we find the popular and renowned
ENOTECA ENOTRIA (via Nazionale 81) qui la famiglia Monacchini serve da generazioni vini locali ed assaggi di formaggi con focaccia. All’enoteca sono quasi sempre graditi musicisti di strada per una strimpellata in compagnia. Dimenticavo! dovete provare questa sublime focaccia!where the Monacchini family have served from generations. A test of local wines and Focaccia bread with cheese and prosciutto. Here you are welcome to bring your instruments and improvise some music.
Before going down the hill of Cortona, let’s go up to the highest peak where we reach the
FORTEZZA DEL GIRIFALCO an ancient Medici stronghold (650 meters from sea level) which enjoys a splendid panorama over the Valdichiana. Various cultural events are held here during the summer season including aperitifs on the weekend. Do not miss the special events dedicated to disco music with rather important guests.
NIGHT LIFE IN CAMUCIA (The town below Cortona)
It is the 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 most busier bar in the town of Camucia, rich aperitif time during the weekend wise choice of beverages. Here you can hear also live DJ music sets generally deep house and minimal vibes.
In the same road Via Lauretana at the very corner there is another busy bar called
l’ANGOLO CAFE this is another well known busy bar always crowded of young peoples. The bar is famous for the fine cocktails and the variety of fresh food. Don’t miss the music DJ sets one the weekends with the best deejay’s from the Valdichiana!
We move a few kilometers from Camucia in the countryside, precisely in San Lorenzo di Cortona where we find
il TUKUL CAFÈ lounge bar well known to lovers of nightlife and late hours. The venue offers varied events with guests of the caliber of Ricky L, Sauro Cosimetti and Amplifunk, famous in the minimal and classic house music scene.
Vita Notturna a pochi km da Cortona
A few kilometers from Cortona there are many solutions for the nightlife one of the most interesting one which is now an emerging is that the LUX an elegant aperitif by the pool overlooking the Valdichiana, accompanied by an excellent commercial music selection. The aperitif with admission fee that includes one drink takes place every Thursday from May until September. With the following hours: start of aperitif at 6.00 pm which continues until 9.00 pm, then dances until 2.00 am with Dj Marco Mancini and Marco Fumagalli Dj’s stuff. You can book tables for events or for the same evening by calling the number: 391 468 3792.
If you feel a vintage soul don’t miss out the
ARLECCHINO for those who love the tradition and the true revival live music. This is the first club in Cortona founded in 1974, and it offers two dance rooms with live Italian tradition music and one room with commercial dance music for younger. The venue is available for private events with a good catering kitchen. This place have seen in its stage the most talent Italians show artists during the 70’s like Pupo.
NIGHTLIFE AROUND THE TRASIMENO LAKE
Let’s move now to the Umbria land around the Lake Trasimeno (only 20 minutes from Cortona) Where in Passignano town there is a disco beach called
SualzoBeach, open all Saturday (summer time) the label party night is “MADE IN ITALY” accompanied with the sound of the commercial dance and Italian music. No entrance feed.
If you are looking after a mature audience in a vintage atmosphere open from Wednesdays to Sundays where every first Friday of the month everyone is unleashed to celebrate the singles party then go to the
The next town is Castiglione del Lago which is on the opposite side of the lake. Castiglione is a bustling town full of interesting and curious places.
PESCATORE CAFE, located across the beach lake where you can enjoy the louder dance disco music and eat some barbecue street food. If you are a lovers of good analogic vibes in terms of live music get to the
DARSENA where several live music bands perform every weekend, the cool bar also host a pizzeria and fresh panini and piadine. We are closing our tour with
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.
Monella is the only Lap Dance club available in the area of Cortona. Monella is the right place to spicy your party, rejuvenate your eyes, to celebrate birthdays, bachelor party. Monella is in Arezzo only 27 minutes from Cortona.