Museums in Cortona
Cortona offers its visitors history, arts, archaeology and old traditions. In this historic Etruscan town there are several interesting museums to visit to admire unique masterpieces.
The beauties of the ancient times of Cortona are preserved, as if they were in a treasure chest, in its beautiful museums, each one different from the other both in terms of architecture and type of works and finds displayed.
Palazzo Casali is occupied by the MAEC Museum, which consists of the historic Museum of the Etruscan Academy joined with the Museum of the Etruscan and Roman City of Cortona. These two “souls” of the MAEC are clearly made visible by the museum setup.
The Diocesan Museum, established after the Second World War to preserve and safeguard extraordinary works of art coming from the churches of the diocese, is the real art gallery of Cortona, which displays undisputed masterpieces made by great Italian painters.
This museum has been recently opened to display collections of paleontological finds dating back to about a million years ago that were gathered over decades of study and research by Don Sante Felici, abbot of Farneta, until his death in October 2000.
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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.