Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca
The rather plain facade of the 13th-century Palazzo Casali was added to the original building in the 17th century. Inside, this...
Coffee is the main drawcard of this modern cafe on the main passeggiata route, although many visitors end up staying for a light meal...
Taverna Pane e Vino
Serving over 900 wines, this casual place is a perfect spot for a light lunch, afternoon drink or rustic dinner. Claim a table in the...
Piazza del Duomo 1 · interesting places nearby
Museo Diocesano information
Little is left of the original Romanesque character of Cortona's duomo , which is situated northwest of Piazza Signorelli and has been rebuilt several times in a less-than-felicitous fashion. Fortunately, its wonderful artworks have been saved and are on display in this museum, which occupies the former church of the Gesù on the opposite side of the piazza.
Room 1 features a remarkable Roman sarcophagus decorated with a frenzied battle scene between Dionysus and the Amazons, but the real treasures are in Room 3. These include a moving Crucifixion (1320) by Pietro Lorenzetti and two beautiful works by Fra' Angelico: Annunciation (1436) and Madonna with Child and Saints (1436–7).