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The Territory

The Perfect Place to Explore Tuscany and Umbria

Agricamping Spineta is situated in Cortona, within the province of Arezzo, in a central location to visit the main towns of great interest in Tuscany like Florence, Siena, Arezzo, and picturesque medieval villages like Cortona, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Pienza.

Being situated on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, Cortona is the ideal departure point to visit beautiful towns like Perugia or Assisi. It is also close to Lake Trasimene offering bathing possibilities by the lake.

7 km | 10 min.
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Cortona is nestled on a hill at an altitude of nearly 500 mt AMSL. It is one of the most appreciated towns by tourists from all over the world. Originally a powerful Etruscan lucumonia (a religious town), its hilly location allows enjoying a spectacular view of the Valdichiana Valley.

After the Etruscan times, Cortona was conquered by the Romans and Goths before becoming a free commune in the 12th century when it enjoyed a period of notable splendor.

In the heart of Cortona the central square, Piazza della Repubblica, and Palazzo Pretorio, the current seat of the MAEC Etruscan Museum, preserving the famous Bronze Lamp dating back to the 5th century B.C., certainly deserve a visit. The Diocesan Museum is also not to be missed, as it contains the "Annunciation" by Fra Angelico and works by other major Tuscan artists, including Luca Signorelli, who was born in Cortona.

Other beautiful churches to see are the Gothic Church of San Francesco and the Sanctuary of Santa Margherita, which preserves the body of the saint who died in 1362. From the Medici Fortress one can enjoy the view of the surrounding landscape and the North-East area of Cortona. Right outside the town walls you can visit Hermitage Le Celle, which was founded by Saint Francis in 1211.

Among the folklore events not to miss we find the Archidado, a cross-bow shooting contest taking place on the second weekend of June; Cortonantiquaria, an important antique fair (between the end of August and early September); Cortona On The Move, an international photography festival (between July and September).

20 km | 25 min.
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Montepulciano is known as the "pearl of the Renaissance". The town of Montepulciano is worth a visit not only to admire its art and architecture treasures (Church of San Biagio, Piazza Grande, Well of Griffins and Lions) but also to restore your spirit with a nice glass of Nobile wine or to get your body back into shape with hot spring water.

You cannot miss the "Bravio delle Botti", an event taking place every year in Montepulciano on the last Sunday of August where the eight districts of the town compete.

35 km | 40 min.
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Situated in the heart of Val D’Orcia, Pienza is an old medieval village. It is probably the most renowned and important town of artistic value in the whole Val D’Orcia.

It is not far from the Cassia state road and the other two important towns of the valley, San Quirico d’Orcia and Castiglion d’Orcia. Since 1996 its historic center is a Unesco World Heritage Site.

60 km | 60 min.
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The town of Montalcino is nestled in a landscape of smooth hills at an altitude of 564 m AMSL. It is famous worldwide for the production of the excellent Brunello wine. This little town is perched on a hilltop between Mount Amiata and Siena.

Montalcino has remained almost unchanged since the 16th century and offers a spectacular view onto the hills of Val d’ Orcia, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Jazz & Wine Festival in July is not to be missed to enjoy good music and good wine.

60 km | 45 min.
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The city is widely known for its rich heritage in terms of arts, history and landscape and for its unity of style in the medieval urban design, as well as for the famous Palio.

Since 1995 the old city of Siena is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Siena is located in central Tuscany surrounded by a lovely hilly landscape.

30 km | 30 min.
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Known worldwide as the city of gold, of the Saracen Joust, where Francesco Petrarca and Guido Monaco were born, Arezzo was the seat of the oldest university in Tuscany and one of the first in Europe. Arezzo is situated in Northern Valdichiana at the foot of a hill between Casentino, Upper Valdarno and Valdichiana. An antique fair takes place in Arezzo on the first Sunday of every month.

Many famous people were born in Arezzo like Francesco Petrarca, Giorgio Vasari and Pietro Aretino. The renowned Saracen Joust, an equestrian tournament where the districts of the city compete recalling the splendors of the past, takes place at the end of June and at the beginning of September.

100 km | 75 min.
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Florence is set in a marvelous scenery, it is the symbol of the Renaissance, home to many great artists, sculptors, painters and poets like Giotto, Dante Alighieri, and Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is appreciated worldwide for its art beauties (monuments, museums, etc).

During a visit of Florence you can admire Giotto's Bell Tower, Brunelleschi's Dome, Piazza della Signoria, the romantic Old Bridge with a view of the Arno riverside, the Church of the Holy Cross, the Church of the Holy Spirit and Santa Maria Novella as well as the famous Uffizi Gallery with its medieval and Renaissance masterpieces, Piazzale Michelangelo with its breathtaking view of the city, Palazzo Pitti and the adjacent Boboli Gardens.

45 km | 35 min.
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Perugia is the capital of Umbria. You will certainly fall in love with its steep medieval streets and stunning views. The rich historic and cultural heritage of Perugia requires more than a day to be visited, but through a good organization you can admire the most valuable treasures and the most authentic and original aspects of the city, although considered as minor.

The historic center is comprised within the first circle of walls and Etruscan gateways and then within the medieval circle of walls that enclose the five districts of the city.

65 km | 55 min.
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Assisi has a thousand-year-old history with important Roman, Medieval and Renaissance remains. Giotto's work site has marked the arts of the whole central Italy.

Saint Francis and Saint Claire were born in Assisi. It is located in East Central Umbria at the foot of Mount Subasio. Built with the typical "pink stone" of Mount Subasio, Assisi is unique in the world thanks to the history and faith to the Saints who were born there and visitors can easily feel the strong spirituality pervading every corner of the town.

15 km | 20 min.
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Lake Trasimene is the fourth biggest lake in Italy. On its shores there are several picturesque villages like Castiglione del Lago, Passignano sul Trasimeno, San Feliciano, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, and Castel Rigone. There are other little villages located more inland but equally nice to see like Panicale, Lisciano Niccone and Piegaro.

Last but not least, the lake islands Isola Maggiore (the only inhabited) and Isola Polvese (belonging to the Regional Park of Lake Trasimene since 1995) also deserve a visit.