During the Middle Age Cortona was an important town lived in by noble families. Still now it is possible to see symbols of the noble families on the palaces they lived in.
Walking through the typical small streets, it is possible to eincounter and visit many churches.
Santa Margherita Monastery ( dedicated to the matronly woman ) is on the higher part of the hill, where it is possible to see all of the Valdichiana and part of the Lake Trasimeno.
Cortona's atmosphere is a mix of art, culture, gastronomy, art galleries, typical restaurants and wine bars.
You can not miss a visit to the MAEC, the Etruscan Academy Museum, founded in 1727, where it is possible to admire real "symbols" of the Cortonese culture.
Events during the year: the music Cortona Mix Festival, the Antique Furniture Festival; The Chianina Steak Festival; the Mushroom Festival.