160km north of Rome in Central Italy lies Perugia, the capital of the region of Umbria, an area known for its rich cultural heritage, beautiful scenery and exquisite food and wine. Perugia is a hilltop city full of character and its centro storico (historic centre) is riddled with cobbled alleys that link buzzing piazzas, steeped in history and authentic Italian charm. As you explore the historic centre you will come across a number of astonishing medieval landmarks, including the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, which is located on the city’s main square, where you will also find the Palazzo dei Priori and the Fontana Maggiore - a monumental fountain that is truly a sight to behold. The Umbria National Gallery is also found in Perugia and its collection comprises a number of masterpieces that are a testament to the region’s artistic legacy. Venture into the hills of Umbria and you will be amazed by the stunning views of some of Italy’s most picturesque landscape, also home to many vineyards that are certainly worth a visit during your stay. Umbria is famous for producing black truffles and you will be spoilt for choice when dining in Perugia, home to many fantastic restaurants that serve traditional Italian cuisine and local delicacies.
All things considered, Perugia has everything you could wish for from your holiday, offering beautiful scenery, wonderful culture and exquisite food to provide a remarkable experience.