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Address: Piazza del Duomo, Cortona, Italy
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One of the jewels of scenic ancient Tuscan towns

Get some comfortable shoes on to really explore the old town of Cortona. The alleys are narrow, the climbs fairly steep and the views breathtaking from the Basilica on top and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Oakville, Canada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

it seems every town in Italy has a Duomo. Cortona is no different, except this one is very, very old. We were in town for a week so we checked out all the local attractions. It's a 20 minute experience but worth doing if you're filling up time while in Cortona.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Get some comfortable shoes on to really explore the old town of Cortona. The alleys are narrow, the climbs fairly steep and the views breathtaking from the Basilica on top and the Roman fortress above the Basilica. It is a popular spot for tourists (much more so than Umbria where we were staying) but the restorations stay true to history.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Quite disappointing church; the Santa Margherita and Santa Maria were much more interesting. A nice view next to the church but not comparable to views from Santa Margherita or the Fortezza.

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Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I find it difficult to rate churches and cathedrals etc. as they are places of worship more than a tourist attraction/trap. First of all there is no entrance fee. The altar and artwork is impressive. The ceiling is amazing. If i had to go to this Duomo every Sunday i would not complain! The views outside the Duomo are amazing,... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Just a stone's throw from the main square is the cathedral. Impressive and filled with works by local artists. It has a quaint piazza in front of it with a modern statue of Santa Margherita and a view of the valley to die for. Also, don't skip the museum across the way-better than the church.

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Mechelen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The small square in front of this Duomo is the main reason why you should visit this place. Spectacular views on the Chiana valley. The Duomo itself is OK, but nothing really special.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Cortona...Etruscan Delight...you can feel and breathe the immense history and flavor of this amazing Tuscan town... Churches simply breathtaking in its simple charm...head up to the phenomenal Medieval Fortress above the beautiful Cathedral and enjoy the unbelievable view and feeling

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Milton Keynes, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We only ventured down to this part of town on our penultimate day and I'm glad we did. While perhaps not as striking as others this is still a place for quiet contemplation. Also nice and cool too which is a bonus. Outside is a nice view too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The best art seem to have been transported across the square to the Diocese museum as this cathedral has been rebuilt several times. So if you are there, it is certainly worth a look but do not miss the museum facing the cathedral!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a rich piece of Corton's history. It is a must see for anyone visit in the town of Cortona. Parking was not easy, but well worth the effort to locate a parking spot, even if you have to walk a short distance.

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