16 Essential Things to Do in Perugia, Italy

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

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))
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  
Author: David Johnston
Read it on author's website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/perugia/