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City events

Every year Cortona hosts a vast and interesting program of events in the city. Enogastronomic events, events dedicated to art and culture and much more. Discover the city!

20 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Cortona becomes magical for the Christmas period, and there are many activities proposed.

The craft market in Piazza Signorelli, where the best local and Italian traditions await us in the beautiful wooden houses that host the Christmas Markets. Delicious local products, gastronomic specialties, clothing, crafts, gift ideas, Christmas objects, household items and much more!

At the Parterre there is the Winter Park: skating rinks linked by paths in the public gardens of Cortona, surrounded by Christmas lights. Christmas and gastronomic village, live music and many events throughout the period.

At the Santa Margherita Church, Santa Claus opens the doors of his house to show it to all the curious children who want to enter his world!

Download here the full program.

8 June 2018 - 10 June 2018

In mid-June, enjoy the medieval re-enactment, the most important festival in Cortona. The week begins with medieval markets, and the whole city returns to the customs and traditions of the past. They create beautiful baskets, swords, daggers, bows, leather-bound books, masks, medieval jewels, and use Cortonese florins as the currency.

1 July 2018 - 8 July 2018

During this festival there are various sacred concerts in the city of Cortona with the main purpose of announcing to the city and to those who visit the Gospel of hope, promoting dialogue between the values of faith and cultural traits aiming at enhancing the extraordinary resources available.

12 July 2018 - 30 September 2018

Every year from July to October, the Festival of Photography travels to Cortona. Various photographic exhibits are available throughout the town.

For more information visit the website:

18 July 2018 - 22 July 2018

The festival takes place in the heart of Italy and in mid summer: between the end of July and the beginning of August, in the squares, theaters and other places in Cortona.

For more information please visit the website:

20 August 2018 - 10 September 2018

An event of great value to the Italian antique market, and one of the most prestigious events in Italy thanks to how far back it dates. Since 1963 between the end of August and the beginning of September Cortona comes alive with antiques, and becomes a reference point for many lovers of art collectibles.

Every year between the end of August and the beginning of September ( the dates will be published few months before on the following website:

The Signorelli theater offers the possibility to see different shows between November and March

Every year between November and March (the shows and the dates will be published on the website: