Cortona Sorrounding Area, central and eastern Tuscany, Umbria, near Florence, Arezzo
Its magnificent views extend over the green plains and hills of Tuscany and Umbria, extending beyond the lovely Lake Trasimeno. Cortona is a pleasant destination for tourists exploring Tuscany and is filled with historic sites including two beautiful piazzas. Cortona is an easy 10 minute drive up the hill from Villa Ugo or a 45 minute walk during the warmer months. There are many choices for seasonal cuisine and shopping for Italian linens and other momentos.
Know for the “Palio of Siena”, it is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Situated in the centre of Italy through the Chianti Hills and the Maremma, Siena is a city rich in history, art and culture.
Situated on the slopes of Monte Ingino, Gubbio is one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, extremely well preserved during centuries and rich with monuments testifying its glorious past.
Montepulciano is a dignified and interesting hilltop town commanding the southeast part of Tuscany near the Umbrian border. It is particularly well preserved and has many handsome 16C palaces, including some by Antonio da Sangallo il Vecchio who also built the Tempio di San Biagio here.
Pienza is a small town of the Sienese, and it’s a rare example of Renaissance town planning. Pienza is defined the "ideal town", and it represents nowadays one of the most concrete method construction through which in Renaissance age they tried to realise a model of life and an ideal government on earth, working out an idea of town able to give concrete answers to the desire of civil, pacific and laborious coexistence between man.
Perugia is a capital city in a medieval hill town's clothing, a town of Gothic palaces and jazz cafes, where ancient alleys of stone drop precipitously off a 19th-century shopping promenade.
In addition to its sleepy medieval streets and sun-soaked vineyards, Montalcino presents other sights such as the Piazza del Popolo (People's Square) and the Palazzo dei Priori (old Town Hall), as well as the medieval churches of San Fracesco, San Egidio and San Agostino. Montalcino is home to the famous Brunello wines of Tuscany.