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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.
Perugia is a perfect destination as for quiet and calm repose fans so for active sport leisure enthusiasts. The city features as scenic cozy streets being a perfect place for a day long … 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
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
An interesting architectural monument is the ancient gate of Porta Marzia erected in the early Middle Ages. It was part of the very first fortress wall built around the city. In the 16th century, the old gate has miraculously managed to avoid destruction. During this period, the construction of a new defensive wall began, and the old gate was a kind of obstacle. The skillful architect Antonio da Sangallo has managed to save the history by building the gate into the city wall.
The city also has interesting ancient sights, and the Hypogeum of the Volumnus family is a great example. The ancient tomb dating back to the 3rd century BC has preserved Etruscan inscriptions. According to available historical data, it served as a burial place for Etruscan patricians. During the study of the Hypogeum, beautiful antique funerary urns were found, including an urn with the ashes of Arnth Veltimna Aules, the founder of the Volumnus family.
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Besides the amazing Etruscan monuments, Perugia is also famous for its Christian sights. The Church of Sant' Angelo is one of the most beautiful and popular in the city. it is the very first temple of Perugia, whose history begins in the 5th century. Today it is a vivid example of the Romanesque style. This church is notable for the fact that elements of destroyed pagan buildings were used during its construction - it makes it a truly unique architectural monument.
A religious monument of a later period is Basilica di San Pietro. Built in the 10th century, it became the very first bishop's residence in the city. Subsequently, the eponymous monastery was built next to this magnificent church. Since its foundation, it has also featured an exquisite design. The design of the monastery and the church was developed by the most talented artists of Italy. Today, tourists can admire its magnificent frescoes, stone carvings and unique marble decorations.
A growing number of tourists heads to Perugia during every next ethnic fest and national holiday as every local festival is a unique event featuring many original cultural celebrations. The … Open
The Rocca Paolina Fortress dating back to the 16th century is a famous defensive construction. The history of the fortress building is quite curious - it was decided to erect it soon after the Salt Riot. During the suppression, many houses of rebels and other city buildings were destroyed, and later a new fortress was built of their fragments. Today part of the fortress is occupied by an interesting art museum.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Perugia
♥   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 art museums
Art galleries in Perugia and around
♥   Art museum 'Galleria Nazionale dell Umbria' Perugia, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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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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