Cortona is the most famous town in the Val di Chiana: fortress enclosed within ancient walls, built between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC, Cortona is rich in monuments of high historical and cultural interest dating back to different eras: it dominates Etruscan and Roman art. and medieval.
Its main square, an excellent starting point for a city tour, is Piazza della Repubblica, where the Town Hall (XII century) is located. A few meters away is Piazza del Duomo, where the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta stands out, built on the remains of an 11th century Romanesque church, inside which you can admire the famous painting on canvas “Adoration of the Shepherds” by Peter from Cortona, dated 1663.
In front of the cathedral is the Diocesan Museum, where numerous works are collected including the “Annunciation” by Fra Angelico. Cortona is also an open-air museum. The Archaeological Park is itinerant and winds through the alleys of the city and outside the walls. To remember the breathtaking view of the Valdichiana and Lake Trasimeno.