Cortona: A Beautiful Combination of Nature and Art

Italians refer to Cortona as the “Mother of Troy and Grandmother of Rome,” and if you spend just a few hours in this spectacular location, you’ll soon see why.

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Italians refer to Cortona as the “Mother of Troy and Grandmother of Rome,” and if you spend just a few hours in this spectacular location, you’ll soon see why.

Our tour of Cortona, one of Italy’s most ancient towns, takes in the sights and sounds of this magnificent city and allows you to step off the beaten tracked to uncover some hidden gems. Led by our expert bilingual guide, you’ll explore a magical, spiritual trail through woodland and the cells of St. Francis, through to the city’s fortress. There you will enjoy lunch at one of Tuscany’s best restaurants as you take in the amazing views of the surrounding area.

After lunch, you will be treated to a journey of discovery as you learn about the area’s art and history. We’ll start by walking to Poggio, where we will explore one of the city’s most renowned churches, San Niccolò, a medieval tower that bears the famous banner of Luca Signorelli. We will then visit places of interest in the main square of the city and learn more about the historical stories of this majestic town through visiting the local speciality stores, which stock an interesting array of local wines, ceramics, and cuisines.

Cortona is a great place to explore as part of a visit to Tuscany because of its rich and varied history. Located approximately 50 miles to the South of Florence, approximately 130 miles North of Rome, it has deep Etruscan roots that can be traced as far back as the 4th Century BC. Visitors to Cortona will enjoy exploring the maze of streets and delight at the amazing views of the surrounding valley that are presented at every turn.

Our tour will commence at 10:00 am at Camucia-Cortona, where you’ll be met by the day’s first tour guide, a local expert who has intimate knowledge of Cortona and the surrounding area. He will lead you on an 8 km walk, stopping off at points of interest and beauty along the way.

At 1:00 pm we will take a much-deserved stop for lunch Cortona’s best local Locanda, where you will have an opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch with wine and coffee.

At 2:30 pm, a second tour guide will arrive to take you on a further exploration of the area’s fascinating church of San Niccolo, a Romantic-style building that was constructed in the 15th Century. This mesmerizing building underwent further work in the 16th and 17th centuries and offers visitors a wealth of architectural marvels to explore. The church has a long and interesting history. In the 1200s, the Claires Franciscan order was founded here while St. Francis was still alive.

After this enlightening experience, we will progress to the Palazzo del Comune, Cortona’s main square, where you can lose yourself in the various local shops, bars and restaurants. We’ll finish the tour at 5:30 pm, when we stop at a jewellery store to drink a delicious Prosecco in a glass made of pure leaf silver or gold while learning about the ancient processing techniques that are used to produce the gold. This is a fantastic tour that will leave a lasting impression.

With a rich landscape and vibrant history, Cortona is the ideal location to visit while you’re in Tuscany. Perfectly positioned 50 miles south of Florence and 130 miles north of Rome, the area’s ancient Etruscan roots can be traced all the way back to the 4th Century BC. On your visit to Cortona, you won’t fail to be captivated by the town’s fascinating history and the beautiful architectural marvels that dot the landscape.

This tour offers you an ideal opportunity to explore Cortona with a local guide who will teach you about the area’s fascinating history, art, and architecture and introduce you to a side of Tuscany you could never have imagined.


The price for this tour is 425,00 USD for a couple

Deposits and balance of payments are accepted by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal.

For all the private tours, you can book through email at or you can contact Matteo  at +61 404572020 or +39 0621118983.
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Pick up outside of Camucia-Cortona central station at 10:00 a.m. The tour is a 8 hours tour. It starts at 10:00 am and it ends at 6:00 pm.

Check the departure time from and to Rome and Florence’s station:

We advice to book the tour at least 2 days in advance.


Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per tour to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.  Minimum of participants: 2 people.


1 Professional bi-lingual tour guide for the whole time to assist you for any issue.

2 Professional environmental historian guide

3 Authentic lunch in a local Locanda. The lunch included 3 courses with wine and coffee


All items not detailed in inclusions

Personal spending

All transfers other than to the local train station

Additional info:

– Children must be accompanied by an adult
– Minimum age is 21 years
– Adult pricing applies to all travelers
– May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
– Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
– A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
– Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
– A maximum of 7 people per booking
– Not recommended for pregnant women
– Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
– A moderate amount of walking is involved
– Not wheelchair accessible
– Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund


Our tour groups have been designed for a group of no more than 8 people per week to ensure that client needs and enjoyment is always our top priority.
Tours and tariffs are subject to change.


If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Prices and tariffs quoted for the tours are subject to change without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as significant currency fluctuations.


You are required to purchase your own travel insurance to cover cancellation coverage, airline tickets, trip delay, lost luggage or any potential medical expenses, personal accident and sickness, emergency repatriation and personal liability. It is advisable to take specific cover for ambulance through the respective State ambulance providers or through their own private health insurance.
Please note that travellers on Tuscany Untouched tours must have comprehensive travel insurance. We will require evidence including policy number, insurers name and emergency contact number before we finalise your booking.


Most medieval towns were built as hilltop fortifications, so you will find some challenging climbs. There is a lot of walking on our tours and you will spend a lot of time on your feet while sightseeing. Age is not important as long as you are physically fit and a strong walker. Our tours are not suited for anyone who has problems with knees, back, heart or obesity.


Our recommended tours and dates, as listed on our web site, are guaranteed once a booking is confirmed. Your additional expenses will be for non-included meals, moderate tipping where appropriate, and personal sightseeing or shopping.LIMIT OF LIABILITY:

No responsibility is accepted for any loss, expense, accident, injury, or damage to any person or property due to the actions or omissions of any person, or any cause, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, strikes, defects in machinery, breakdown of equipment, weather, quarantine, negligence, loss of baggage, or other causes beyond our control, such losses being the responsibility of the guest.


Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd reserves the right to accept, reject, or not retain any person as a tour participant whose condition or general deportment impedes the operation of the tour or, in the opinion of the tour manager, affects the rights and enjoyment of other guests. A guest not retained on tour shall have no cause for complaint or refund, and shall bear any and all extra expenses that ensue.


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“I understand that touring with Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking a physical trip with inherent dangers. I understand that I am travelling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on a conventional holiday. I have read and understood the Tuscany Untouched tour notes for the trip I am undertaking and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I have to Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd  representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel. I release Tuscany Untouched Pty Ltd from any liabilities connected to these risks to the maximum extent permitted by law.”


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