Located on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, lying on a hill at about 600 meters above sea level, Cortona is easy to reach both by train (Terontola and Camucia train stations are only few kilometers away) and by car.
Apart from its artistic beauty, Cortona is a very important tourist destination because of its privileged geographical location. For this reason, if you stay in Cortona you can easily visit many places nearby, which are very interesting from the cultural and artistic points of view, like Florence, Siena, Perugia, Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Lake Trasimeno, Arezzo, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto and many others.
Where is cortona
Arriving by car
If you are travelling by car, both from the North and from the South, take the Valdichiana exit from the A1 highway, which is called Autostrada del Sole. Right after the toll gate exit take the E45 freeway (slip road from Siena to Perugia) in the direction to Perugia and then take the second exit for Cortona (Cortona San Lorenzo). You will just need to follow the street signs to arrive at the SS71 road in Camucia and to continue towards Cortona.
Arriving by train
Florence-Rome railway line, Terontola or Camucia train stations
Terontola-Perugia-Assisi-Terni railway line, Terontola train station
Once arrived at these train stations, you can easily go to Cortona by taxi or by bus.
For further information about timetable and ticket prices, look up the National Railway Company “Ferrovie dello Stato” website – www.fsitaliane.it
If you arrive by train at Camucia, Terontola, Arezzo or Castiglion Fiorentino train stations, you can go to Cortona taking advantage of the Tiemme bus service.
For up-to-date information about timetables and ticket prices, look up the company website www.tiemmespa.it (only in Italian)
Arriving by plane
Florence Peretola International Airport (about 120 Km away) – www.aeroporto.firenze.it
Perugia Sant’Egidio International Airport (about 60 Km away) – www.airport.umbria.it
Pisa International Airport (about 220 Km away) – www.pisa-airport.com
Roma Fiumicino International Airport (about 230 Km away) – www.adr.it
Buy map and guidebook
Discover the town with the Cortonaweb guidebook
If you have planned a holiday or a weekend in Cortona but you don’t know how to get around or you don’t’ want to miss any of the monuments of the town, here is the solution! Thanks to the map and guidebook of Cortona by Tiphys the town and its surroundings will no longer have secrets. They are a must for years now for both Italian and foreign tourists visiting Cortona and you can easily buy them online.
The pocket-sized guidebook will lead you around the town to visit the main monuments and find the services available, through itineraries, useful tips and ideas to experience the town of Cortona and make the most of your vacation.