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16 Essential Things to Do in Perugia, Italy

16 Essential Things to Do in Perugia, Italy, Perugia, Italy (B)

For whatever reason, I was intrigued by the idea of visiting the city of Perugia in the Umbria region of Italy. So when I found decent flights for my visit home to Australia out of Rome, I decided to visit a few places in Italy on the way. Perugia was the first place on my list.

Having not visited the region of Umbria before then, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect or how it differed from nearby regions like Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. I knew a friend who had briefly visited and said he liked his time, but beyond that I knew next to nothing of what there was to do in Perugia. Turns out, there’s plenty of things to do.

Why not start with probably the most striking building in all of Perugia? The Palazzo dei Priori is situated in the centre of the old town of Perugia and was home to the civilian magistrate and later the local governor. Over the Grand Portal seen above were the symbols of the city, a Griffin and a Lion, not to mention the keys to the city of Siena upon a chain, for a time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 16 Essential Things to Do in Perugia, Italy
Guide Location: Italy » Perugia
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/perugia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palazzo dei Priori
  • Perugia Cathedral
  • Piazza IV Novembre
  • Corso Pietro Vannucci
  • Via della Viola
  • Porta Sole
  • Arco Etrusco o di Augusto Gate
  • Via dell’Acquedotto
  • Rocca Paolina Fortress
  • Basilica of Saint Dominic
  • Basilica of Saint Peter
  • Gardens of Giardini Carducci