Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cortona (Lat. Crotona), a town of Central Italy, situated upon the top and slope of a hill overlooking the valley of Chiana and the Lake Thrasymene, is 2,130 feet above sea-level. It is a very ancient city, still surrounded by the ancient "Cyclopean" walls, and containing many Etruscan and Roman remains. In its churches are several paintings of old Italian masters, and in the museum of the Accademia Etrusca are many Etruscan relics, among them a curious bronze candelabrum. In the neighbourhood is a famous Etruscan tomb.