Places to visit
What to see and what to do in Tuscany
Besides the fantastic scenic roads, and ‘’forgotten in time’’ villages and hilltop cities of art, you can enjoy a special authentic Tuscan cuisine of simple and fresh dishes. Tuscans are genuine people, and so is their food. If you travel with kids, they can enjoy Saltalbero adventure park, for an exciting day in the woods. The park is situated in Rapolano Terme in Siena. You can visit the Lake of Trasimeno and take a ferry to the islands, or try driving Quad in a team, around the lake. Another activity is riding a horse or pony for the small ones, hiking in the mountains above the Chiana valley, or going by mountain bike. For the people who love shopping, there is Valdichiana outlet village (open space with shops and restaurants) at 15 minutes drive from us with 120 shops and a small amusement place for kids.
Montepulciano, Siena, Firenze, Arezzo
Within a radius of 60 km, there are tenths of cities around Cortona, and within a short drive you can plan to visit one each day, we shall mention Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano, and Pienza, also in nearby Umbria the city of Saint Francis: Assisi, or Perugia with its Jazz international festivals.
Plenty of restaurants with the best genuine food and wine, and if we mentioned wine there is along the wine road from Cortona to Montepulciano, the best wineries in the world.
Also, the city of Cortona has much to offer, to begin with, the MAEC museum and the many coffees and restaurants hidden in narrow ancient streets or in the beautiful piazzas of the medieval hill town.