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The town of Cortona is located in the Italian region of Tuscany. It has a population of 23,041 inhabitants (3/2009) and is 342.33 square kilometers in size. Cortona is known as the location for the film “Life is Beautiful” with Italian actor Roberto Benigni, and as the location for the book (and the movie of the same name) “Under the Tuscan Sun.” There are many tours throughout Cortona that take individuals to locations featured in these books/movies.
There is much to see in Cortona, including a number of squares, churches, and museums. The most famous square is the Piazza della Repubblica and the most famous church is the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
A special event held in Cortona every year is the Tuscan Sun Festival. It is held in the summer every year and features a number of exhibitions, culinary delights, discussions with prominent literary figures, and musical performances.
The closest airport that services Cortona is the Florence Airport (FLR), also known as the Peretola Airport or the Amerigo Vespucci Airport. It is approximately 86 kilometers from Cortona and there is much in the way of transportation from the airport to get there. It is a rather small airport with only a single runway. While it is small, it provides service to numerous airlines around Europe, including Alitalia, Air France, and Lufthansa Regional.