In spring Tuscany (maybe together with Umbria) is one of Italy most fascinating regions; the explosion of colors and smells in the luxurious nature is extraordinary. In particular Lower Tuscany is very beautiful.
Spending Easter in Cortona has an important meaning since the area is a francescan stronghold, you can feel everywhere the spirit of St.Francis and not only in his beloved Assisi. Not to lose is a visit to Cortona cellars.
The Easter weak in Cortona Cathedral is very felt in the whole town.
Obviously Cortona is one of Italy most beautiful village, and Jovanotti native city, whose father has a famous antiques shop.
As in all Tuscany Cortona is the right place to regenerate in the spirit and not only; other important reason to go in this pearl is food: there are many good level restaurants, wine and meat are very good.
Concerning the overnight stay, you can either stay inside the walls or to rent a villa right outside the walls.
As told, the francescan hermitage “Le Celle” is absolutely to visit, so as the wonderful Santa Maria Nuova church (circular shape), right outside the walls.
Is useful to see Cortona web site to know about the events.
In the end not to miss Pienza for an excursion, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Arezzo, so as the different outlets such as Cantarelli for the shopping lovers.
- Family run restaurant: Trattoria Etrusca
- Restaurant: Osteria del Teatro
- Restaurant: La Bucaccia
- Restaurant with outdoor tables: La Loggetta
- Hotel: Relais Il Falconiere & Spa
- Hotel: Borgo Il Melone