Parco archeologico del MAECThe territory and the City of Cortona combine to the environmental and natural values of the Tuscan landscape a complex of archaeological monuments distributed throughout the territory, from the Etruscan and Roman period.
All the monuments, are widely described inside the MAEC that is a place for documentation and the welcome point for our visitors.


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MAEC Parco | Altare del Sodo

The monuments distributed throughout the territory

In Cortona you can appreciate the Etruscan remains of the City including the massive walls, the Porta Bifora and a series of underground structures (the vaulted arch of Palazzo Cerulli Diligenti, the barrel vault in Via Guelfa, the Etruscan wall of Palazzo Casali); there are also some Roman remains of an aqueduct of Porta Montanina and the cistern of “Bagni di Bacco” near the church of S. Antonio.

Outside of the city walls, on the plain, there are the so-called “meloni”, Etruscan tumuli from the Archaic period, one is in Camucia and two of them are in Sodo. Among these stands the Tumulus II at Sodo, with a monumental terrace-altar with sculptural groups and orientalizing architectural monuments. On the foothills, through the olive groves, you can visit the Tanella di Pitagora, well-known to travelers since the 1500s, the Tanella Angori and the Mezzavia Tomb. Above that area, on the mountains, have recently been restored many cobblestone roads from the Romand period. On the hillside looking out to lake Trasimeno there are remains of the villa of Ossaia from the late Republican-Imperial period.

Trekking and bike itineraries 


With the project of trekking and cycling itineraries we wanted to merge into a single network all the itineraries of the Municipality of Cortona accessible by bike or on foot, in order to enhance and unify all the historical and archaeological monuments with te itineraries, the environment and contexts they are located in.