Thanks to our hotel strategic position, located in an historic building, adjacent to the city wall, our structure is the ideal choice for discovering al the enchantment of Cortona and his surrounding areas: Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Valdichiana, Val d’Orcia, Trasimeno Lake and others more.
How to visit cortona: our suggestions
Just a few minutes from the Hotel is possible to reach the main plaza of the city, Piazza della Repubblica.
Here there is the beautiful town hall, dating from 14°century with is characteristic clock tower, nowadays symbols of Cortona.
From the southeast part of the city you can find Piazza Garibaldi, characterized by the obelisk dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. From here you can enjoy a panorama of the Val di Chiana which arrives till the Umbrian hills that let you glimpse the majestic Trasimeno Lake, Montepulciano and during sunny days it’s possible to see the Amiata Mountain. We invite you to make a stop, admiring the beauty of the landscape between nature and history.
Cortona: a religious and spiritual city
For deeply enjoying the mystic and spiritual atmosphere that Cortona offers, we suggest the visit of Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral and the Diocesan museum, in which there are collected all the works from every churches of the city.
A deeply religious sense is transmitted from the Santa Margherita’s sanctuary, place of an important cultural and mystic interest, that was the residence of the city patron saint.
For lovers walking, alone or in company, who wants to rediscovering himself or nourishing his soul and body; we invite you to reach the Celle’s hermitage. Founded by Saint Francisco during the 1211, was built over the beautiful Saint Egidio’s Mountain between natural caves and waterways. Here reign silence and absolute peace, in total harmony with nature and the suggestive spirituality that inspire the hermitage.
Cortona, city of culture an history
Cortona is even rich of interesting museums, exhibitions and places of art, that tells in a fascinating and suggestive way all the history of the city.
First of all is the Museum of the Etruscan Academy, located in Piazza Signorelli, which collects important works from the Etruscan civilization with a spacious exhibition area where is retraced the history of the city thanks to precious archaeological remains.
Is suggested the visit of the museum, above all with kids, because let them know the local history and participate to the numerous educational workshops and other interesting activities like the visit of the Archeological Park.
Nearby Cortona there are lots of ancient localities, full of history and tradition like Valdichiana, Castiglion Fiorentino, Montepulciano and Foiano della Chiana which are only some of the localities that we suggest you to visit; villages remained unchanged over the centuries full of historic-artistic beauties. The major cities of art like Florence, Siena or Arezzo that are within easy reach, and can offer a priceless cultural richness.
Taking advantage of the short distance to Umbria, is suggested to see the Trasimeno Lake and visit the small lake’s villages like Castiglione del Lago or Passignano sul Trasimeno. This area is full of interesting places that has to be seen; between urban centers with an etruscan origin and natural sights enriched by the water of the second most big lake of Italy. Staying in Umbria is suggested to see surely Perugia and Assisi, both cities with an important Etruscan history. For those who wants to be surrounded by the local spiritual atmosphere, it’s a must to see the magnificent Saint Francisco’s basilica, the Saint Claire’s basilica and the St. Peter Church.
These and lots of other attractions are offered by our city and the nearby localities.
We’ll wait you to see Cortona for living unique moments between cultural richness and spirituality.
Albergo Villa Santa Margherita
Viale Cesare Battisti 17 – 52044 Cortona (AR)
At Villa Santa Margherita, check-in can be done from 11:00, while check-out is until 10:30
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