Perugia

The Regional capital and  largest city of Umbria, Perugia is situated on a panoramic rise. The historic centre is connected to the car parks by a series of escalators. It is a surprising city thanks to its variety and quality of ancient and medieval testimonies.

HALF- DAY TOUR

Rocca Paolina: a fortress built  at the command of Pope Paul III, it covers an attractive underground  itinerary through a distinctive medieval district, where the noble mansions of  Perugia’s lords once were

Fontana Maggiore: a true symbol of the city, the Fountain  was created at the end of the 13th century to provide a water output to the medieval aqueduct. The Pisanos’ carvings of a calendar and other subjects are exquisite examples of medieval sculpture

Priori Palace: the main civic building of the city is  a nice and imposing Palace, with its pink gothic style  windows and ornate portal

Etruscan Arch: monumental city gate of the Etruscan time, extremely well preserved

 

ISUGGESTIONS FOR  A FULL-DAY TOUR IN PERUGIA

National Gallery of Umbria*: a very large and  rich collection of paintings, frescoes and art works from the 13th century to the 17th century,  including masterpieces by Perugino, Pinturicchio, Piero della Francesca, Luca Signorelli and Fra’ Angelico

Collegio del Cambio*: the Guild of the Money Changers is one of the best preserved halls of the Renaissance in Italy, bearing the splendid frescoes by Perugino

Oratory of St. Bernardino: a rare example of Renaissance art, it  has a beautiful façade decorated with bas-reliefs by Agostino di Duccio and rich in polychrome marbles. The interior shows a splendid early Christian 4th-century sarcophagus.

Church of St.Angelo: early-Christian circular building deriving from Roman models, it delivers a special glamour.It is one of the most ancient churches in Umbria

Archaeological Museum*: displayed within the former monastery of the church of St. Domenico, it has a remarkable collection of sarcophagus, urns and funerary outfits. Very interesting is the reconstruction of Etruscan tomb of the Cutu family

Church of St. Peter: this was the most important Benedictine Abbey in Umbria. The interior looks like a picture gallery. Close to the monastery a medieval botanical garden is worth  a visit

 

 
DURING YOUR FREE TIME

Notice for the gourmets! Have a break at the famous chocolate Perugina shops! Events and special tours.
 
A HALF- DAY TOUR OF PERUGIA WILL GIVE YOU JUST AN IDEA OF THE BEAUTY OF THIS CITY, TRY TO STAY LONGER AND SPEND MORE THAN A DAY IN PERUGIA, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND PRECIOUS SHRINES OF ART IN ITALY.

PERUGIA IS PERFECTLY LOCATED TO EASILY REACH  ASSISI, GUBBIO, TODI AND MANY OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

* admission fee

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