Cortona Tourist Attractions
The town of Cortona lies close to the eastern border of Tuscany, north of the Lake Trasimene in Umbria, and 30km/19mi south of Arezzo.
Cortona is one of the oldest towns in Italy. It was one of the twelve cities of the Etruscan League, and later became a Roman colony. During the Middle Ages it passed through various vicissitudes before coming under the control of Florence in 1411. The painter Luca Signorelli (d. 1523) was born in Cortono in 1441 or 1450.