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Cortona: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Cortona: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Discover the iconic Tuscan town of Cortona, which was made famous in the book Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes. Located between Florence and Rome, Cortona is rich in Etruscan roots. It is an easy city for everyone to love due to its atmosphere, its Etruscan past, its delightful medieval old town, and its splendid panoramas. Your guide will help you admire this fantastic village throughout a private 2-hour tour, informing you of the secrets and history of the area. The path through the center of Cortona will lead you through the town's historical core, helping you discover the most important historical and artistic beauties of the city. You'll also discover the museums, walls, and buildings, throughout an exciting journey that will take you back throughout the centuries. The itinerary throughout this tour is not particularly demanding, and is suitable for the whole family.

Cortona: Traditional Vegetarian or Vegan Italian Cooking

2. Cortona: Traditional Vegetarian or Vegan Italian Cooking

After enjoying a cup of espresso and getting to know each other, dinner preparations will begin. You'll get settled into the kitchen, get your aprons on and then get cooking! Your local cook Simonetta will teach you everything you need to know to make some delicious Tuscan cuisine and will assist you the whole time. From the beginning to the end, all steps in the process will be followed including cutting all the vegetables, preparing and cooking the meat, making fresh pasta starting with the flour and eggs and then preparing the noodles or ravioli. You'll also prepare the dessert. After all the dishes are prepared and cooking, you will be able to enjoy a rest by walking in the garden. From the garden you will enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view of the Valdichiana valley. The garden is beautiful, and full of a wide variety of roses that you'll be able to enjoy as you stroll around the gardens. When the weather is nice, dinner can be served on the terrace so you can admire the sunset over the Tuscan hills, accompanied by the chirping of birds. Of course, you will also be able to enjoy a good glass of wine from the wine list of over 85 local Tuscan wines.

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What people are saying about Cortona

Our guide Claudia made a great and informative tour. We recommend! The only negative comment was the time. The tour was only offered at 3:00 p.m. and that's just extreme at 32 degrees. We had booked another guided tour in Assisi, which was also only offered at 3:00 p.m., which we canceled.

We had such a wonderful time with Simonetta, her husband, dog and the great people we had the pleasure to cook with. The food was delicious, she had a very nice selection of wine to choose from and the views during dinner were stunning. We’d love to come back and visit her again!

Debra was Wonderful!!! She had a great knowledge of the area, introduced us to the nuances of Cortona and met several shop owners.