In the heart of Italy lies one of its oldest centres, Perugia, known for its vibrant social life, university heritage and much more
A modern city with traces of its prominent past around every corner: standing atop a hill in the Tiber valley, Perugia, the capital of Umbria, is a renowned city of art and an effervescent cultural centre. Built as a fortified medieval village, it is encompassed by a mighty city wall. It boasts top-notch museums and beautiful nature, not forgetting chocolate, which it produces and celebrates at the mouth-watering Eurochocolate festival.
What to see in Perugia and surroundings
A historical and artistic jewel and beacon of central Italy
A small jewel full of characteristic narrow alleyways lined with majestic architecture, beautiful churches and treasured artwork and monuments. Above all, Perugia owes its fame as a city with a young, fresh and cosmopolitan soul to its two historic universities, which welcome students from around the world. This makes it the perfect destination for travellers of all ages in search of attractions of all kinds. Culture, entertainment and traditional flavours combine to provide a unique experience, a taste of the most authentic and profound Italy.