Perugia is the capital of Umbria. Located on the ridge of high hills, from where it’s possible to enjoy magnificent views over the valleys below and towards the Apennines. It was founded by the Etruscans around the 7th century B.C. The historic center is one of the largest in Italy. The main monuments mostly date back to the Middle Ages and to the Renaissance, but there is no lack of important evidences of the most ancient Etruscan era.
It houses two national museums, the National Gallery of Umbria and the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria, as well as many other museums.
In addition to the famous Fontana Maggiore by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, another particularly striking monument is the Rocca Paolina, consisting of an area of the medieval city transformed into the underground basement of a papal fortress in the 16th century.
+ Half day itinerary
- Rocca Paolina (underground town)
- Porta Marzia (Etruscan gate)
- Corso Vannucci (main street)
- Palazzo dei Priori and Sala dei Notari
- Fontana Maggiore
- Arco Etrusco (Etruscan gate)
- Medieval alleys and panoramic views
We suggest to visit one of the following sites during a half day visit:
- Nobile Collegio del Cambio (frescoes by Perugino) *
- Nobile Collegio della Mercanzia *
- Etruscan Well *
* Entrance fee
+ Full day itinerary
One of the following sites can be added to the basic half day visit.
- Quarter of Porta Santa Susanna
- Quarter of Porta Sant’Angelo
- Quarter of Porta San Pietro
- Visit of the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria *
- Visit to the Etruscan excavations of the Perugia Underground and to the Museo del Capitolo della Cattedrale*