Winkworth International loves a piece of travel writing, especially one that sheds light on “hidden gems.” For us, keeping an eye on the tourist industry is an excellent way of happening upon an area that could be about to step into the property market limelight. And you can be sure we’ll pass that knowledge onto our British buyers so they can secure a sale at that pivotal moment - just before prices rocket.
So we read this article about the the Etruscan Academy Museum of Cortona with particular interest. If ancient Etruscan history is due a “grand reveal,” what will this mean for the town of Cortona? On the face of it, Cortona is a typical town in southern Tuscany. Its hillside location, elegant town hall, sociable piazza setting, locally produced wine and ancient monastery certainly cover everything on the checklist. Understandably, low-key tourism is already available and you can avail yourself of a cookery or painting holiday here, with both Perugia and Florence airports easily accessible. These attractions are reflected in the respectable number of airbnb style apartment rentals and villa lettings to be had. Until now however, Cortona's archaeological delights have remained quite literally underground in comparison to those of Florence or Pisa and the holiday rental market has room to grow. We await developments...
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The Italian town of Cortona, 70 miles south east of Florence, is a standard-issue slice of Tuscan loveliness, with hilltop location, picturesquely crumbling palazzi and alfresco antipasti. What’s unexpected is that tucked in its backstreets is a museum so extensive and impressive that Cortona feels like a variation on that advertising slogan for the V&A in the Eighties: an ace museum with quite a nice town attached.