Cortona – the oldest city in Italy

Cortona – the oldest city in Italy

Cortona

The natural meeting place is on the square near the town hall, where there always are many people

The older people have permanent seats on the benches at the square

The older people have permanent seats on the benches at the square

…. it says at least they own. The city wall, or the oldest parts of it, are from around 400 BC, so there is at least some truth in it. The whole area is old Etruscan land with many cities built on the mountain tops, with the City of Perugia as the largest today.

It's very romantic to get married in Cortona.

It’s very romantic to get married in Cortona.

Cortona overlooks directly on the Lake Trasimeno, where Hannibal defeated 25.000 Romans that got killed and down to the lush Chianina valley that  in particular, is known for its beef cattle.

Cortona

Cheap hats on the local market

Cortona

Good feet is a must in Cortona

Cortona

Old doors are plenty

Cortona has a number of tourist visits, especially after the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun” was filmed here, but the local life flourishes still with the old in the square, the weekly market and restaurants where there are pictures of the food outside.

Cortona

View of the valley with Lake Trasimeno in the background

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