Cortona's nooks, crannies, culture and cheese

086_mameli.jpg ThumbnailCortona, is an ancient Etruscan city with an extraordinary richness of preserved traditions and authentic flavors.
A nice hike through the oldest Cortona roads and alleys to discover enchanting corners.

Traces of history and art come together in this tour along with breathtaking landscapes from Porta Montanina to Bramasole, the set of the Frances Mayes' book Under the Tuscan Sun,  and the garden park “Il Parterre”.103_mameli.jpg Thumbnail

Inside the Etruscan walls of Cortona we will learn about the beautiful story of Santa Margherita and San Francesco, beloved Cortona patrons, and about famous artists like Luca Signorelli and Gino Severini.

After the walk you will enjoy a fun pecorino cheese making lesson in a family farm. The owners, farmers and shepherds for four generations, will invite you to taste the farms' products for a nice traditional meal including olive oil, wine, and vinsanto. We will join the preparation of pecorino and ricotta cheese, while learning about age old local traditions.

059_mameli.jpg ThumbnailPrices include lunch, but not fees into museums, if applicable.
Transportation is included.
Pick- up at your Hotel/or in Piazza Garibaldi.

Reservations will be confirmed with payment at the time of booking with check or paypal. Your tour is fully refunded if cancelled 30 days in advance.





FULL Day 9,30-4,30

  • Per Couple 300,00 €
  • 3 people 105,00 € each
  • 4 people 85,00 € each
  • 5 people and more 65,00 € each

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