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Colors of Perugia - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Perugia 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 Umbria Jazz Festival is of great interest and pleasure for genuine music fans. The festival is held each year in July. The music fest was first held in 1973 and since that time the grand music show engages more and more renowned singers and famous performers. Among them the festival visitors have enjoyed listening to B. B. King, Chet Baker, Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Dizzy Gillespie. For many renowned performers and singers the Umbria Jazz Festival has become a launch pad in music and singing career. Even now the festival engages gifted young people to perform their talents within the show.
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 … Open
One of the most waited Perugia holidays among foreign guests is the Eurochocolate Festival. The festival was first held in 1994. The sweet holiday takes place in October. For the last several years the festival has been visited by more than a million of foreign guests. The event engages more than 150 world renowned companies and chocolate producers. The main event of the festival is still a tasting of sweet products of world leading sweets companies.
Central streets of the city of Perugia are equipped with specialized concession stalls which offer dainty chocolate treats not only for tasting but also for sale. Everybody can buy a box of desired sweets as a memorable gift. Many events held within the festival take place in exhibition centers. Candy makers and confectioners present to the attention of festival visitors genuine masterpieces made of chocolate. Many engaging contests and exhibitions are held within the festival to entertain the public. Copyright
Perugia is a perfect destination for tourists striving for gastronomy entertainments as visiting various restaurants and trying dainty delicacies. Among popular gastronomy establishments of … Open
One of the most original and remarkable festive events of Perugia is the Fiera dei Morti meaning Fair of Dead. The celebration of the holiday fall in the first week of November. The fest starts with the celebration of the All Hallows’ Day. According to historical records the first event of that kind took place as far back as in the 13th century. The celebration of the All Hallows’ Day attracted merchants and farmers from all over the suburbs of the city. For a week the city witnessed various entertaining shows and fairs in the streets. For the period of the festival peasants were free from work.
Perugia The jolly fest was celebrated in the city till the 16th century. The action was followed with folks’ entertainments and performances. Later on the festival turned less significant. It was reborn only in the 19th century. At present a major part of the events of the ethnic holiday takes place at the foot of the Perugian Hill. During the festival the area features numerous attractions for kids, concert stages, circus pavilions and numerous concession stalls.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Perugia
♥   Basilica di S. Domenico, Perugia, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di San Costanzo, Perugia, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo e Sant’Ercolano, Perugia, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Papale di Santa Maria degli Angeli in Porziuncola, Santa Maria degli Angeli, 16.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Papale di San Francesco d’Assisi, Assisi, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa Santa Maria Maggiore, Assisi, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Chiara, Assisi, 19.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
♥   Castle 'Castello del Leone' Castiglione del Lago, 26.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Montegiove' Orvieto, 28.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Perugia and around

Underground pyramids of Etruscans

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
The ancient Etruria pyramids were found in Italy. How they have appeared is still a mystery to everyone. The first pyramids were found accidentally under the wine cellar in Orvieto city. The underground halls have pyramided shape. They were made from the huge parts of calcareous sinter. For a long time, these pyramids were unknown because of their location. … Read further

Underground Orvieto

From the series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
In Italy on the territory of Orvieto town has placed an underground city that is one of the most interesting in the whole world. It was founded by Etruscan in the 8th- 3rd centuries BC. Earlier there was a huge Etruscan city in Volusia. These undergrounds had a lot of functions. There locals were hiding in the city besiegement, and also save their cattle and precious items. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Perugia

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