Sunday, 4 July 2010

Sightseeing in Perugia

Perugia is a medieval walled city located in the region of Umbria in Italy. It's location is on top of a hill with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. It's a great city to explire and also an excellent base for touring the rest of Umbria

If you are considering visiting Perugia here are a few top tips for sightseeing in Perugia.

Here are some of the top sights that you should be sure not to miss while in Perugia:
  • Duomo - this was built in the thirteenth century and you'll find it in the main square of Perugia - the Piazza IV Novembre.
  • Palazzo Dei Priori - inside this building you will find the national art gallery of Umbria and 3 other museums.
  • Fontana Maggiore - this is the main fountain in Perugia and was built and decorated in the thirteenth century
  • Etrucan Arch - this is the main city gate
  • Corso Vannucci - this pedestrianised street is filled with lots of bars, restaurants and shops.
  • Church of San Pietro & Medieval Garden - this is Perugia's largest church and was originally build between 1304 and 1458.
When you have finished sightseeing in Perugia you may also want to explore other parts of Umbria such as Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno, Assisi and Gubbio.

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