info on Perugia
Perugia is an Italian medieval town, known also as a active student town (home to the International University for Foreigners, the University of Perugia, the Music Conservatory of Perugia as well as other recognised academic institutions). Since the city is located in the top of a hill, from its city centre is possible to admire beautiful landscapes including the neighbour villages like Assisi.
The principal monuments to be visited in the city centre are: LA FONTANA MAGGIONE in PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, LA CATTEDRALE DI SAN LORENZO, the ROCCA PAOLINA and LA GALLERIA NAZIONALE DELL’UMBRIA. The latter is located in Corso Vannucci inside the wonderful PALAZZO DEI PRIORI.
The San Bernardino oratory merits a visit due to the beautiful façade of the building, prove of the impressive technical knowledge reached by the Perugini already in 300 A.D.
how to enjoy city center
Have a proper caffè at the Bar of the historical Hotel Brufani, located at Piazza Italia just in front to the Giardini Carducci from where is possible to admire a wonderful landscape of the neighbour hills.
Enjoy an apero at Lounge Cafè Punto di Vista and admire the wonderful sunset. Combine with a dinner at Cantinone where you will find typical receipts from Umbria at good prices!
Others to be considered:
- Ice cream of Gelateria Veneta
- Apero/dinner at Mercato Via Nova or Crudo
- Apero/dinner at Il Bistrot
- Dinner at Civico 25 or La Bottega del Vino
- Cocktail or beers at Dempsey’s pub
- Assisi: amazing historical city where San Francesco lived and still bears testimony of this saint’s lifestyle and opera, UNESCO world heritage site since 2000
- Gubbio one of the most fascinating Umbria’s cities
- Passignano sul Trasimeno beautiful city on the Trasimeno lake
- Todi, Spello e Orvieto