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Consorzio Vini Cortona



The origins of Cortona are ancient-old. It was one of the most influential Etruscan independent cities and has been remembered by numerous Greek and Latin writers, from Erodoto to Dionigi di Alicarnasso, from Tito Livio to Plinio Senior. The city of Cortona was considerably developed between the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. and dominated the valley of Chiana, then, as today, extremely fertile. Significant testimony of the hegemony and richness of the Etruscan ‘princes’ of the territory of Cortona and the grand architecture of funerary tumuli of the 7th and 6th centuries B.C., situated close by, and a series of archeological findings present in the Etruscan Museum, among which a lamp, is extolled in one of the three sonnets by Gabriele D’Annunzio, dedicated to the ‘silent city’.

Cortona returns to speak about itself in the Middle Ages with characters and artistic and religious expressions of great fascination and prestige, therefore with imposing figures such as Luca Signorelli, Pietro da Cortona, Francesco Laparelli, to continue, until our present day, with Gino Severini.

From its height of 585 m, Cortona faces a vast and harmonious panorama of the Valdichiana, dotted with villas and farmhouses among orderly vineyards, witness to the ancient and historic deliciousness of its wines. And if Plinius Junior talks about a prestigious white wine from Cortona, by the name of Etesiaca, the renaissance gourmet, Pope Paul III, loved making large stocks of the product from these vineyards, while Giosue Carducci often found his poetic inspiration solely in front of a small cask of the ‘splendid wine’ from Cortona.



Wine People in Cortona

La Strada


Banca Popolare di Cortona