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Festivals & Events of Cortona, Italy
Giostra dell'Archidado (June) A crossbow competition held in late May or early June usually on the Sunday of Pentecost (Whitsunday). The contest is held in Piazza Signorelli.
Lonely Planet - Cortona
With a layout indicative of someone spilling a bucket of ‘Etruscan town’ down a hillside, rooms with a view are the rule, not the exception in Cortona. In the late 14th century Fra Angelico lived and worked here, and fellow artists Luca Signorelli (1450–1523) and Pietro da Cortona (1596–1669) were both born within the walls.
Large chunks of Under the Tuscan Sun, the soap-in-the-sun film of the book by Frances Mayes, were shot in Cortona. (You’ll look in vain, though, for the fountain in which the eccentric Englishwoman cavorts; it was built specially for filming and is now dry.)