Cortona-Related Links


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The links below will help you prepare for, get to, and enjoy your stay in Cortona and the surrounding area.  A number of the sites provide travel-related information covering nearby areas or all of Italy.  If you have additional sites which are useful, please recommend them to us for consideration as additions.

Under the Tuscan Sun / Bella Tuscany / In Tuscany
Frances Mayes' bestsellers chronicle her love affair with Bramasole (her house in Cortona) and with Tuscany.  October 2000: a new book about Cortona: In Tuscany


Italian Hotels & Travel Info
Comprehensive hotel & travel site for Italy

Also check LateRooms or for discounted rates when making last-minute bookings.

Train Schedules
Find schedules and fares on the Ferrovie dello Stato site - English, Italiano, Deutsch, Français, & Español

Work of Pietro (Berrettini) da Cortona
Major works of the artist/sculptor/architect Pietro Berettini; his work is found in Rome & Pal. Pitti in Florence as well as his hometown of Cortona

Event information for Tuscany & Umbria
Event sites to help plan your visit:
Tuscany Portal - also visit Tuscany Pass & Dove in Toscana
Umbria Events - also visit Big Events in Umbria & Perugia
Arezzo (& nearby) Events
Siena (& nearby) Events


Other Sites


Italian Language Course


Courses in Cortona; March-December

Art Scholars - UGA


University of Georgia & Cortona

Books about Tuscany


Resource for travel/travelogues/local interest

Exchange rates


Current & historical cross-currency rates

Yellow Pages (Italy)


In Italiano/English/Français/Deutsch/ Español

White Pages (Italy)


Search for People & Businesses



This site (in Italiano) provides information regarding the LFI bus routes, rates, & schedules (click on LFSU4 [Cortona/Camucia/Terontola], LFS6 [Cortona/Castiglion Fiorentino/Arezzo] or "Orari " for all schedules).

Slow Food:

This site (in Italiano, English, & Français) lists dining establishments (e.g. trattorie & osterie) noted for their food; it also has agricultural producers (e.g. wine & olive oil).

Rose Garden - Cavriglia:

Wonderful Rose Garden near Montevarchi displaying roses from all over the world; open to visitors May & June.

Translator (Italiano - English & vice versa):


"Englishfree" online translation service on