Perugia with its steep medieval streets, breathtaking views and many delicious specialties to taste is definitely a place to walk around.
You can start by going to the city center in the Fontana Maggiore area. That fountain is a masterpiece of art and a symbol of the city.
Not too far, you can go to Palazzo Priori, this is where you can find the most important museum of the Umbria region.
In the same square, you can find a beautiful church called Cattedrale di San Lorenzo decorated only on one side by a geometric pattern of diamonds of pink and white marble.
Rocca Paolina is another nice thing to see, this is a fortress built by the pope and that is a symbol of the power of the church.
Il Pozzo Etrusco (Etruscan Well) is a masterpiece of art built 300 years before Christ, it’s 120 foot deep (37 meters) and stunning.
- Arco Etrusco
- Rocca Paolina
- Giardini del Frontone
- Fontana di Nettuno
- Il Mosaico di Orfeo
- Ipogeo dei Volumni
- Museo del Duomo
- Piazza Cavallotti
- Sala dei Notari
- Basilica di San Pietro
These are just some of the multitude of masterpieces you will find in Perugia! This city is packed up of beautiful things to see and do.
Something you don’t want to miss also is a short trip to the nearby Lake Trasimeno. This is a very nice lake in Italy and you can even swim in it.
There are a lot of bars and nightlife around the lake and the atmosphere surrounded by the hills and good arts is definitely fascinating.
And now finally talking about food in Perugia, the Umbria region is pretty popular for the great food and specialties.
Perugia is not far behind, in fact there you can find some amazing plates and traditional dishes from the region.
The region is pretty popular also for the truffle and cured meat, especially in the Gubbio and the Norcia area.
In Perugia, you can easily spot a cheap trattoria place that will make your stomach very happy for a rather cheap price.
Some notable plates typical from Perugia are:
- Bandiera (flag): it’s a nice side dish made with peppers and onion.
- Fave in Insalata: if you are in the right period of the year you can taste some faves.
- Omelette ai Tartufi: it’s scrambled eggs with truffle.
- Gnocchi al Sugo d’Oca: awesome gnocchi dish made of goose sauce.
- Palombacci Alla Perugina: as nasty as they might sound they are actually good, this is a pigeon meat dish.
- La Ciaramicola: it’s a typical dessert from Perugia.
- Pinoccate: is a tasty dessert made of pinenuts.
These are just some of the dishes and food you can find. If you are in the city you want to go to the local stores and taste some local homemade dishes.
Every place you go they probably will have a different menu and new stuff to eat. Even getting some snacks sometimes can be interesting!
They have great cheese, salumi and awesome fresh food and fruit everywhere.
Perugia was an underrated city a while ago that now brings in a lot of tourist because of its art and beautiful things to do.
It is located in an area full of nightlife, a beautiful university, and awesome landscapes, lakes and traditional yummy food.
Walking around the city will remind you of medieval times, in fact here it’s very common to feel that way.
The city is very clean and affordable, there are museums, old buildings, historical monuments, medieval arts all condensed in one spot.
Perugia is also well known for its ancient university, a lot of students and young people is always around and makes it look a fun place to be.
The Umbria region is quite small and packed of nice cities like Gubbio and Assisi another masterpiece of place to go in life.
Assisi is very popular and I will write probably something about it on the blog.
The Lake Trasimeno also is a place completely different from the places you are used to in the US or anywhere else in the world!
Many attractions and cool shops are all around a beautiful lake in the middle of the nicest hills and arts.
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