Perugia.

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Perugia (map) is the capital city of Umbria in central Italy. The city is located about 164 kilometres (102 miles) north of Rome and 148 km (92 miles) southeast of Florence. It covers a high hilltop and part of the valleys around the area.

Perugia is also a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The city hosts multiple annual festivals and events, e.g., the Eurochocolate Festival (October), the Umbria Jazz Festival (July).

The painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed *Perugino, was a native of Città della Pieve, near Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be seen in the National Gallery of Umbria (map). Perugino was the teacher of Raphael, the great Renaissance artist who produced five paintings in Perugia (today no longer in the city) and one fresco.

Perugia Cathedral (map). From the establishment of the bishopric, a cathedral existed in Perugia in different locations, until, in 936-1060, a new edifice, corresponding to the transept of the present cathedral, was built here. The current cathedral, dedicated from the beginning as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and Sant’Ercolano dates from a project of 1300 by Fra Bevignate that was initiated in 1345 and completed in 1490.

*San Domenico (map) A church, titled the Pieve di Santo Stefano del Castellare, was present at the site since about the 5th century. Construction of the precursor to the present church, also known as San Domenico Vecchio, began in 1304, and was constructed over the pre-existing church which had become inadequate after the growth of the Dominican Order.

The annexed cloister houses the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria (map), with pre-historic, Roman and Etruscan items excavated in Umbria.

The *Palazzo dei Priori (map), one of Italy’s greatest buildings,  it’s the seat of the *Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria.

 

Public transport.

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BUS: Abruzzo ⇒ Arpa / Apulia e Basilicata ⇒ Marino / Calabria ⇒ Saj / Lombardy ⇒ Autostradale S.p.A. / Tuscany ⇒ Sena / Sicily ⇒ Sais. + More: Flixbus • EuroLinesBusabout Adventure Coach Travel EuropeEurope by BusBuses on the Web.

TRAIN: Nuovo Trasporto ViaggiatoriTrenitalia + International RailRailEurope.

AIRPORT: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport • Ciampino Airport • Milan Malpensa Airport • Linate Airport • Orio al Serio Airport.

FERRY: Grimaldi LinesGnv Grandi Navi VelociMoby LineSnavEmilia Romagna LinesSaremar.

ULTIMATE PERUGIA TRAVEL GUIDE (Tips from an Italian local).

We have to be honest, we had no big plans to see Perugia. In-fact, the only reason we came to this city is because it was the closest city to us that had an affordable flight to the southern areas of Italy.

With that came ZERO expectations of the Perugia, so when we arrived and realised how many cool things there was to do we were so excited to recieve a list from a local of all the must-see things in Perugia umbria italy. All we did while we were there was diligently follow our tips from an Italian local (susan) of what to see in perugia – which turned into the Ultimate perugia travel guide and really informed us what to do in Perugia!

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Useful websites.

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

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Our article about the city of Rome. Information about the city’s attractions, culture, events, and activities. Public transport.

TRENITALIA.

Trenitalia offers national rail transport in Italy and international connections to Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Walks of Italy: Walks of Italy offers guided tours and activities throughout Italy, including food tours, walking tours, and cultural experiences. Their website provides a wealth of information on the history and culture of Italy, as well as practical travel advice.

Italy Beyond the Obvious: Italy Beyond the Obvious is a travel planning service that offers personalized trip planning advice and itineraries for travelers who want to explore Italy in-depth. The website also provides travel tips and recommendations for activities, attractions, and restaurants.

WineTourism.com – This website is dedicated to wine tourism and offers a comprehensive directory of wineries, vineyards, and wine tours in Italy.