Just 30 km east of Perugia, skirt the mountain village, Valtopina (population, about 1400). Take the curvy road winding around hillsides of olive groves, t
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Strolling along these twisted cobbled lanes, you'll feel like you've entered a different world, writes Luke Slattery.
Luke Slattery on a page of the Australian DailyLife.com take your hand and introduces you to the beautiful town of Umbria: Spello, Panicale, Perugia, Norcia, Castelluccio. Will tell you about the incredible treasures of gothic and renaissance art of these towns but also about salume, and truffles. Prosciutto and sausages made from wild boar and pork: norcineria.
It's like Tuscany 20 years ago. Here are some other places to put on your radar, and these are just a fraction of the options. (Also, it goes without saying that all are medieval, off the beaten path, and ridiculously picturesque).
Which are the places you must visit in Perugia? Marina gives you a list of 5 places you have not to be missed
Unlike cities such as Rome, Siena and Perugia, where his works are just a few gems amongst a collection of treasures, Spello distinguishes itself as the ideal place to understand the Works of the Master.
In order to highlight this aspect, we have incorporated it into the itineraries, starting with certain works by the artist and moving on to suggest others. A slow approach that extends the tour to the narrow streets, shops, mills and monuments, preferably to be enjoyed on foot and in thematic form. In a landscape of significant environmental value, at the foothills of Mount Subasio, visitors will discover a lively old town with an architectural substance not unlike that of the Renaissance period. They’ll discover the hidden secrets of this ancient village, which is rightly considered to be one of Italy’s most picturesque. [...]
Perugia gets very dark in late fall when the sun goes down.
It’s also the capital city of the Umbria region of central Italy.
Perugia is referred to as the University City, with a host of schools of higher learning, including the University-of-P, founded way back in 1308.
And, most importantly, Perugia is home to Perugina, an Italian confectionery known the world over for its baci, large chocolate kisses filled with hazelnut and wrapped in a multilingual love note, kinda like a Chinese fortune cookie only much, much better. One of these round mounds of goodness was waiting for me when I checked into the hotel, lying on the bed, tempting me to, dare I say, unwrap it. [...]
Not so young anymore but with the enthusiasm of a child, this famous blogger with more than 570,000 followers with with a China Top Ten blog, has visited Umbria and Perugia after 70 countries.
He was caught up in the streets of Europe's most famous Chocolate Festival, annually held in October in Perugia, where he could see all kinds of chocolate.
Perugia is a well-preserved medieval walled steep hill town with Universita’ per Stranieri, a wonderful place to learn Italian, and it is indeed a very famous Italian language school for foreigners.
Etruscan remains here shows the 3rd century BC Etruscan well, the Etruscan Arch that is one of the city gates, and what the history has spared of the massive Etruscan wall surrounding once all the town. The Roman wall and Roman city gates are also part of the heritage Perugia boasts as well as the Tempio di Sant’Angelo, a 5h century Roman temple.
Perugia is almost at the exact centre of Italy. The capital of the Umbria region is also reffered to as the “Green Heart of Italy” and if you travel here, you will understand the reason immediately. The city is for sure the best locations to go and visit other lovely and ancient hill towns in Umbria such as Assisi, Spello, and Gubbio. The closest airports to get here are Rome, Pisa, and Florence, and recently Perugia has acquired an airport too.