Fortezza del Girifalco

Landmark in Cortona

Lap up the stupendous view over the Val di Chiana to Lago Trasimeno in Umbria from the remains of this Medici fortress, atop the highest point in town – count on a good 15 minutes for the steep hike up. Check the website for its fabulous season of events including yoga workshops, falconry shows, theatre performances, collective picnics, dinner concerts, DJ sets and dancing after dark.