Cortona

fotoAn old town which preserves the charm of an ancient village, with its picturesque alleys and stone houses; it is set on a hill from where you can enjoy the fine view of Valdichiana. Places worth visiting are the 15th-century Church of S. Maria delle Grazie, the Cathedral by Giuliano da Sangallo, the Church of St. Francis (12th century), the Shrine of S. Margherita, the Medici Fortress, the Church of S. Domenico and the 13th-century Town Hall. Two Museums house a large number of masterpieces: a splendid Annunciation by Beato Angelico, in addition to works by Luca Signorelli, Berrettini, Pinturicchio and important Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek and Roman collections.