Cortona and the mysteries of the Etruscans
The tour starts from Arezzo and lasts about 8 hours.
This tour takes you to discover Valdichiana, the widest valley in central Italy, dotted with lovely hamlets such as Castiglion Fiorentino, Monte San Savino, Lucignano and especially the delightful little town of Cortona: its position on the top of a hill offers a breathtaking view over the whole valley. This lovely village, now world-famous as the setting of the best-seller “Under the Tuscan sun”, is the perfect place for a leisure stop and also boasts a glorious past: founded by the Etruscans in the 7° cen. B.C., Cortona gives you the chance of making a journey through the mysteries of the ancient civilization which constitutes the roots of Tuscan culture. The tour continues at the Trasimeno Lake, on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, where you can enjoy a relaxing walk along its shore or even an amusing boat trip to the main island. A day spent among artistic and naturalistic beauties, in one of the most peaceful areas of Tuscany.
Other options to combine with Cortona: Arezzo, Montepulciano (cd. Wine Tours), Valdorcia, Assisi or Perugia (cf. Umbria Tour)