Made famous by Frances Mayes book and film, 'Under The Tuscan Sun,' Cortona is a perfect example of a beautiful Tuscan hilltop town. Set in the scenic Val di Chiana, in the province of Arezzo, it's panoramic views, seen from all corners of the town are jaw-dropping. Winding your way up the narrow road to the entrance of Cortona, you'll be instantly charmed by the cobbled street leading up to the main square - Piazza della Repubblica, - dominated by the grand Town Hall and its sweeping staircase. Here you can visit the Diocesan museum, The Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona and just outside the Etruscan stone walls, the Basilica of Santa Margherita. But it's wandering around the little town itself that's the real pleasure. Restaurants with cafe terraces and cute bars where you can taste the local celebrated wines, look out on to the bustling square, and little shops selling handmade goods are very popular. Viewed from Cortona's hilltop position you'll see Italy's fourth biggest lake, Lago di Trasimeno where you'll find watersports to suit any taste, ancient medieval villages and a great seafood supper.