Palazzone" Cortona in a larger map
How to get to Cortona
Florence [FLR], Perugia [PEG], and Pisa airports [PSA] are the closest ones; Rome Fiumicino [FCO], Milan Malpensa [MXP], Milan Linate [LIN], and Bologna [BLQ] airports are also convenient - e.g. there are fast shuttle trains (no. 8 & no. 128) from Fiumicino Aeroporto directly to both Roma Termini and Roma Tiburtina rail stations [Note: for many destinations, transferring at Roma Tiburtina is faster and more convenient than Roma Termini]. In Milan, take the direct shuttle bus from the Malpensa airport to the Milano Centrale train station if you are transferring to a train; if you are going to stay in downtown Milano instead of taking a train immediately to another city there's an express shuttle which goes to several of the metro (subway) stations. In Florence, take the direct shuttle bus from the airport to the Santa Maria Novella (Firenze S.M.N.) train station.
Train tickets can be purchased directly at any departure rail station. Remember that tickets must be stamped by the yellow devices located inside the station before getting on the train.
Cortona is on the line Florence - Rome. You should check for your train to stop either at the Terontola-Cortona station or the Camucia-Cortona station. You can view the italian railways timetable or the german railways timetable in order to find a train and check that it actually stops in one of the above stations.
The Terontola station is 11 km. from Cortona and the Camucia station is 5 km. from Cortona. There are regular bus service between Cortona and the rail stations. Plase note that the service is less frequent on sundays and that tickets must be purchased at the newspaper stand in Camucia or at the cafeteria in front of the rail station in Terontola and not on the bus. Here you find a complete bus schedule (only in Italian, sorry) and you may have a look at the web-page of turism in Cortona.
Another chance is to catch a taxi: here are their cell-phones
Adreani Enzo + 39 335 8196313
Belleri Enzo + 39 335 335394
Caleri Albino + 39 368 7386544 and + 39 338 7043596
Calzini Francesco + 39 345 0559815
Coltellini Stefano + 39 334 7508079
Iacomi Roberto + 39 349 0828093 and + 39 349 0828093
Pesci Giorgio + 39 360 957648 and + 39 360 957648
Prvulovic Dejan + 39 348 4023501
Prvulovic Miki + 39 338 9317508
Sembolini Gian Enrico + 39 338 5331155
Violi Simone + 39 366 3630896 and + 39 347 5991692
We point out that Mr. Violi, and probably other taxi drivers, are waiting for passengers outside the Camucia Station in the afternoon of June 19.
If you decide for a taxi, when you are approaching Camucia, please, book your taxi and let the taxi-driver know the time of your arrival.
From A1 (either north- or southbound) take the Valdichiana exit. After you pay your toll, turn to the right. At 0.5 km from the tollbooth take the Perugia Superstrada (direction Perugia). Continue on it for 12.3 km to the Cortona/Camucia exit. In just under 3 km you'll see Cortona on the hill. Follow the signs to Cortona; about 7 km further you'll be at the city walls.
How to get to the Palazzone (by walk !)
To arrive at the
the 16th century Villa Passerini, you should take the usual road for
to Cortona and just before coming into town you will find a place where
three roads meet; here you take the little road going down to the right
which has a yellow sign saying "Il Palazzone"; taking this road that
to Contesse you will come to a fork where there is another yellow sign
and go left for the Palazzone. It is on the South-East of Cortona and
is about 2 km from the town. It will be open on Sunday 19th starting
16 p.m. and till 22 p.m. As there is no bus connection between Cortona
and the Palazzone, participants will enjoy a wonderful walk in the