Standing tall on a hilltop, you’ll be in awe of the sweeping rural views that Cortona has up its sleeves. With hues of green for as far as the eye can see over the Val di Chiana and Lago Trasimeno, you’ll never want to leave this delightful Medieval walled town. Dating back to Etruscan times, the charming piazzas, winding stone alleyways, and frescoed churches tell the tales of countless civilisations that lived before. Rising to fame as the setting of the film "Under the Tuscan Sun," Cortona has still preserved its traditional soul, with life moving to a slow-paced rhythm. Market stalls are piled high with seasonal produce, ceramic shops hand paint pretty dishes and pottery, and restaurants serve up age-old recipes with local ingredients. Culture seekers won’t be disappointed, with museums stuffed with everything from Etruscan treasure to Renaissance paintings.