Bed & Breakfast B&B and apartments in Cortona, Tuscany with swimming pool | Il Sole del Sodo

Special Dates & Events

Visiting Cortona in mid-August you may just happen to find yourself in the middle of the famous Sagra della Bistecca (Steak Festival)
And just a few weeks later, and for 10-15 days, Cortona hosts the Mostra Mercato Nazionale del Mobile Antico (the popular world-class antique fair)
Minor but not less interesting events include the Fiera del Rame (copperware fair – late April)
September is the month of the grape harvest—don't leave Italy without having visited a local winery! Visits arranged on request
Visiting Tuscany in November offers additional opportunities to immerse yourself in Tuscan heritage—it's olive picking season. Local olives are pressed less than one kilometer from Il Sole del Sodo and we always have a few bottles of the best local olive oil for sale.
Cortona is well known around the world, in no small part thanks to the best-selling novel "Under the Tuscan Sun". A festival bearing the same name, featuring programs packed with classical and lyrical music concerts was started in recent years. Dates vary by year—check back for more details later.


Knowing what makes a trip to Tuscany worth it is our specialty at Il Sole del Sodo. Our knowledgeable staff looks forward to offering suggestions and advice on getting around Cortona—and getting out to see all Tuscany has to offer. Take advantage of any of the following when you come stay with us:

  • Rent our mountain bikes and explore around Cortona using maps of convenient tours and routes around the property, which we provide
  • Treks, walk and picnic—walking paths originating from Il Sole del Sodo may lead you all the way to Le Celle, if you like! Maps and picnic-baskets available on request
  • Take the train for a day trip to Rome or Florence, just be sure to follow our advice on sights to see and the best restaurants

Discover all Tuscany has to offer, when you take advantage of our our self-guided driving itineraries:

  • Montalcino and surroundings – Bagno Vignoni
  • Montepulciano – Pienza-Monticchiello
  • Siena – Montalcino
  • Siena – Chianti
  • San Gimignano
  • Piero della Francesca – The Exhibition and his works
  • Perugia – Assisi – Spello
  • Perugia – Foligno – Bevagna – Spoleto
  • Lake Trasimeno – Chiusi – Val d'Orcia
  • Arezzo – Casentino
  • Arezzo – Valtiberina
  • Spas
  • Cortona and surroundings