An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with art, history and spirituality. Making oneself acquainted with this timeless town leads to an authentic discovery of the past. Cortona is 500 meters above sea level. It is situated at the heart of a vast unspoilt district, which enjoys artistic, historic and scenic distinction. Cortona still holds on to the values of its surroundings, of the open and wholesome countryside, of life "at a human pace". Within its Etruscan walls it jealousy preserves the evidence of a truly noble civilization.