Things to see and do - Perugia
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Perugia Travel guide
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Perugia was one of the twelve Etruscan city-states known as lucumonies. The town has retained its massive Etruscan walls, which bears witness to its former status, as well as many medieval and Renaissance buildings. It was the birthplace of the Umbrian school of painting, which was renowned for its delicate lines and whose main representatives included Perugino (1445-1523) and Il Pinturicchio (1454-1518). Now an industrial and commercial centre, Perugia is also a lively university town.
Tourist attractions Perugia : Things to see and do
P.za IV-Novembre I - 06100 Perugia
This impressive yet austere structure was begun in the 13C and extended during the following centuries. The façade, which overlooks the square, has a majestic staircase leading to the pulpit from which priors preached fire and brimstone. On the Corso..
c.so Vannucci 19 I - 06100 Perugia
Situated in the Palazzo dei Priori, the gallery has a large collection allowing visitors to follow the evolution of the Umbrian School from the 13C to the end of the 18C. Works by Duccio, Fra Angelico, Piero della Francesca, Pietro da Cortona, and of..
P.za IV-Novembre I - 06100 Perugia
Designed in 1278 by Fra Bevignate, this fountain has admirable proportions and an attractive decor of sculpted panels by Nicola Pisano (on the lower bowl) and his son Giovanni; today it is part merely copies, the originals have been placed in the nat..
Boncambi 37 I - 06123 Perugia
Prix Prices from : 40 €
Just around the corner from Palazzo dei Priori, Hotel Umbria provides affordable accommodation right in Perugia's historic centre. The hotel includes a charming terrace. Most of Perugia's monuments are just 200 metres from Hotel Umbria, including Ro..
Via Vincioli 8 I - 06123 Perugia
Prix Prices from : 100 €
Set in the historic centre of Perugia, family-run Primavera Mini Hotel offers city views and is a 5-minute walk from Perugia Cathedral. Rooms here have free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Featuring wooden floors and flat-screen TV, rooms at the Primave..
Via Luigi Bonazzi 55 I - 06121 Perugia
Hotel Bonazzi is set in a 17th-century property just across the road from the citadel of Rocca Paolina and the grand Palazzo della Penna. Each room has free Wi-Fi. Just a few steps away from the Bonazzi Hotel you will find the picturesque square of ..
piazza Danti 19/A I - 06122 Perugia
This restaurant stands just behind the Duomo in the historic centre of Perugia. It specialises in high quality, contemporary Mediterranean cuisine made from carefully selected ingredients.
via Masi 9 I - 06121 Perugia
This light-filled, elegant restaurant has something to delight every palate with its varied menu of local specialities and Italian dishes. Specialities include risotto with dusk's breast, umbricelli pasta with Norcia black truffles, and veal braised ..
Borgo XX Giugno 56 I - 06121 Perugia
Fed up of traditional cooking and looking for something new? At the Officina you will find a selection of highly imaginative, carefully put together dishes with an original flavour. The menu at lunchtime is simpler and less expensive.
piazza Italia 19 I - 06121 Perugia
strada Montevile 3 I - 06126 Perugia
This tiny gem of a restaurant is housed in a castle. It has a fireplace, frescoed ceiling, modern decor and just four tables (with a fifth in the kitchen itself). Whimsical, sophisticated cuisine.
piazza Italia 12 I - 06121 Perugia
This elegant restaurant stands in the heart of the old town. It has a summer terrace overlooking the valley and a delightful fireplace for cold winter days. A good selection of regional specialities are served.