Cortona lies on a side of a hill, surrounded by terraced olive groves and vineyards upon a classic Tuscan landscape. Cortona was and still is a destination for renowned visitors and people looking for the charm of towns and cities with a tradition and a millenary history.
The narrow winding streets to walk on reveal signs of different times: Etruscan walls, medieval churches, squares and Renaissance palaces. Monastic settlements and imposing Medici fortress of Girifalco characterize the upper part of the city. A visitor wishing to immerse himself in an environment that brings him back to culture and art of the past will discover that.
From the far Middle Ages Cortona has been home or place of work for famous artists; their works can be recognized and enjoyed walking along countryside streets, through olive and cypress trees, or by visiting churches and museums. And the same visitor, pausing in front of nunneries or monumental churches, can sometimes listen to the sound of ancient and precious organs recently restored. Therefore, whoever wants to combine art and history, music and spirituality, will find a privileged destination in Cortona.