Cortona belongs to the Tuscan province of Arezzo and is the most important cultural and artistic tourist city in the Chiana Valley, after Arezzo.

The history of Cortona dates back to Umbrian, and then Etruscan, times, although the hilltop city’s architecture is prevailingly medieval. It offers visitors steep and narrow streets, charming piazzas with boutiques and restaurants, and stunning views of the plains below.