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. [...]