Perugia Tours in Umbria
Perugia, chocolate and cute downtown
Perugia located in the luxuriant Umbria, encircled by walls and enormous ramparts is divided into five districts. It was built by the Etruscans 22 centuries ago.
The city boasts wonderful gates among which the mighty Porta Pulchra or d'Augusto. Some of the most important Italian piazzas can be found when walking through its centre made up of very narrow and steep streets, countless arches and suggestive panoramas.
One of these is Piazza Grande (14 th November) onto which Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral face.
The thirteenth century Fontana Maggiore is positioned in the centre.There is also the Piazza del Spramuro where the Università Vecchia and Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo are housed in a fourteenth century palazzo.
A visit to the Giardino Belvedere is also very interesting.The Rocca Paolina, built in 1540, rises up below.
You can still take a walk through the fortress and enjoy the suggestive Middle Age atmosphere.
An entire district of the old city can be found below the Rocca Paolina.
A find that demonstrates the walls and footings of an ancient Etruscan civilisation that is truly interesting to see.