Tuscany as you've never seen it before.
Enjoy the panorama of the Valdichiana from our hotel and the gorgeous Cortona, and take advantage of the strategic position to visit the most beautiful places in Tuscany, and beyond…
Our hotel is located in Cortona, in a hilly position with a spectacular view of the Valdichiana, Lake Trasimeno and Monte Amiata.
The center of Cortona is characterized by its steep streets, paved with large slabs and by the numerous palaces of municipal or Renaissance origin: Piazza della Repubblica with the Palazzo Comunale and the nearby Palazzo Pretorio, current seat of the New Museum of the Etruscan Academy and of the city of Cortona (MAEC). The Museum, which has become one of the most important in Central Italy, houses important Etruscan finds: the famous "Etruscan chandelier" dating back to the 5th century BC, the muse Polymnia and the tabula Cortonensis, a very rare example of Etruscan writing.
The Diocesan Museum, which is located in front of the Cathedral, houses the masterpieces of great artists including the Annunciation by Beato Angelico and other works by important Tuscan artists such as Luca Signorelli, a native of Cortona.
The Hotel San Luca, within the walls of Cortona, offers the history and beauty of a city on a human scale just a few steps away, to relive and see with your own eyes important documents and masterpieces of art.
Cortona organizes numerous cultural, gastronomic and folkloristic events every year both in the historic center and in the territory of its vast municipality.
The most famous historical re-enactment is the "Giostra dell'Archidado" in which the marriage between the Lord of Cortona, Francesco Casali, and the noble Antonia dei Salimbeni of Siena is commemorated. The costumed events, with parades, balls, dances and the characteristic "Calata dei Ceri" culminate, on the last Sunday of May, with the five city districts engaged in the historic "Giostra" with crossbow shooting.
Between the end of August and the beginning of September of each year, the National Exhibition of Antique Furniture is set up in the rooms of the eighteenth-century Palazzo Cagnotti, formerly the seat of the Episcopal Seminary. aimed at enhancing, among other things, the cultural, artistic and environmental characteristics of the city.
In 2012 Cortona became an important location for the first edition of the Mix Festival, an event born from the meeting between the Feltrinelli Group and the Municipality of Cortona to celebrate the mix of the arts with literature, music and dance performances, architecture and even food and wine, debates , theater and society. The paths intersect in the small town of Cortona, moments of meeting in the most important places of the city, in the squares a mix of people and characters.
Between the last week of July and the first of August, 9 days refresh Italian evenings like a cocktail, leaving the public the possibility of choosing the events to follow, which are divided daily by genre.
Cortona is located in a strategic position for those who want to visit the main places of historical, cultural and eno-gastronomic interest in Tuscany and Umbria during their stay.
Here some of the distances to the main cities: