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In the heart of the Tuscan countryside, on a gentle hill and immersed in a 4-hectare olive grove, Borgo Elisa is in Cortona, in the province of Arezzo. Just two kilometres from the residential area, Borgo Elisa enjoys both the tranquility of the countryside and the convenience of all of the main services which can be reached in just a short walk among the beautiful colours of Tuscany.

The location of Borgo Elisa is particularly suited as a base for daily trips throughout the region. Cortona itself offers cultural and religious sights such as the Hermitage of Celle, founded by St. Francis in 1211 and later restored by friar Elia. The little waterfall in front of the Capuchin friars’ monastery is particularly characteristic.

Also in Cortina is the Diocesan Museum, the Etruscan Museum, St Niccolo’s Church (XV century and linked to Bernadino of Sienna), The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Calcinaio (XV century), the Etruscan tumuli tombs known as “il sodo I” and “il sodo II”, the Abby of Farneta (built by Benedictine monks between the VIII and the IX centuries), the basilica of Santa Margherita (home to the Saint’s relics), Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo at Metelliano (built by Longobardi in the VII century), the church of Santa Maria Nuova (designed by Cristofanello in the XVI century and later modified by Vasari), the archeological museum Maec (founded in 1727), the church of San Domenico (XV century), the church of San Francis (erected by Friar Elia in 1247 in honour of the Saint and later donated to the order, the cathedral (XV century), the Palazzo Comunale (XII century) and the Fortress of Girifalco a work of the Medici in 1556.

For nature lovers we recommend an unforgettable horse ride in the nearby woods. 

Furthermore, in July and August, Cortona becomes the stage of the “Tuscan Sun Festival” a classical music and art event created and organised by the American businessman of the IMG Artists Barrett Wissmann, the violinist Nina Kotova and the internationally renowned writer Frances Mayes.