In the central Piazza della Repubblica on the east side there is the Town Hall dating back to the 14th century with its characteristic tower with the clock today symbols of Cortona. The bell tower was built together with the imposing staircase leading to the building. Also in the square we find the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, (the tallest in the square), a splendid building used as the residence of Cardinal Passerini in the 16th century.
The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.