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Sightseeing in Perugia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Perugia is a famous student city and a tourist center that attracts guests by its magnificent architecture, as well as numerous festivals and holidays. After the opening of the International University Palazzo Gallenga this place has been visited by many tourists and guests, the majority of which are young people. Each year new nightclubs and discos are opened in the city, so the rest here will be loved by people who adore nightlife.
1. The city of Perugia is networked with Florence and Rome with a net of electrical trains. A cost of a trip falls within 10 to 30 Euro and depends on a preferred type of a car. A trip time … Open
Besides this Perugia is rich in historical and cultural sights. Make sure you don’t forget to visit the ancient settlement of the Etruscans, walk in the picturesque alleys and see the exhibitions in the museums of this city. One of the main squares of Perugia is Piazza IV November, which is decorated by the oldest fountain in the city, which is named Maggiore. This is a large scale construction decorated with sculptures. Not far away from the fountain is located Collegio del Cambio Palace, which rooms are decorated with frescoes. Another wonderful architectural place of interest is Brufani Palace, which has been turned into a hotel. This hotel is one of the most prestigious and luxurious in the city. The castle, which rooms are equipped with latest technologies, looks quite unusual and striking.
If you want to find a place for walking, move your feet to Vanucci Boulevard located in the heart of the city. Here you can enjoy shopping, relax in one of the city’s restaurants and try local delicacies. The boulevard looks particularly charming after sunset, when bright lights neon signs are lit here. Boulevard will take you to Carducci Gardens, some call them "green heart of Italy". This place is really very beautiful, and this park looks like nothing else. In order to get acquainted with art works by modern painters and sculptors visit the National Gallery. In this museum you will also find collections of items created in medieval times. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all castles
Castles in Perugia and around
♥   Castle 'Rocca Paolina' Perugia, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Monterone' Perugia, 3.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Maggiore' Assisi, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Petroia' Gubbio, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castelbuono di Bevagna' Bevagna, 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Perugia
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini' , 59.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 108.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga' , 113.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all galleries
Art galleries in/around Perugia
♥   Art gallery 'Galleria Nazionale dell Umbria' Perugia, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Perugia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Cascata delle Marmore

From the series “Most fanciful waterfalls of the planet”
In the prehistoric era, the Velino river formed a vast, swampy area. According to local residents, it was the cause of the spread of serious diseases. The construction of the canal for water diversion began in 271 BC on the orders of Manius Curius Dentatus. Over time, the canal has become worthless. The artificial waterfall the contemporaries see today was built in the Middle Ages. As early as the 18th century, this picturesque area began to attract travellers. Next to the waterfall, the first small bridges and viewing platforms were built. … Read further
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