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Perugia Travel Guide, Italy

Perugia, Italy - Overview: City of chocolates and narrow streets

Balancing innumerable roles simultaneously, Perugia is undoubtedly a perfect capital for Umbria, which is also referred to as the ‘Green Heart of Italy’.

Perugia is a very small and lively Italian town, which is lined with medieval wall all over. The town is completely surrounded by historic buildings, modern shops and people-filled squares. It is also a home to a large language school and a famous university, which is located at its center. Like other towns in Italy, it also has a lot to offer to the travelers and is a very good base to visit the adjoining towns and hill stations such as Spello, Assissi and Gubbio. 

Perugia: A Troubled Town Of The Past

In old days, the town was filled with troubles for its local residents. Those days saw 4 popes loose their life in Perugia - one of them was responsible for his own death, whereas the other three lost their life after getting poisoned. Baglioni Family, who were considered powerful and dangerous, ruled the town for a period.

Chocolate City

Perugia is quite famous for its chocolate. It holds a chocolate festival in the month of October. Perugia's Etruscan Choco hotel is a must visit for all chocolate lovers. It also boasts of a restaurant, which has only chocolate in its menu.

Art & Culture in Perugia

Perugia has been responsible for contributing more than its share in the art & culture of Italy. One of the biggest events in the city includes the jazz festival that draws several top performers from the world. Even, its nightlife has more options than other cities in Umbria. Every night is packed with large crowd from the university population in the period between September and May.

How To Reach Perugia?

From Terontola, Perugia can be reached very easily by train. Perugia Station has several buses for moving into the town. You can even opt for walking. However, with a steep hill at your disposal, it might not be a good idea. There are even options of boarding a small private train out of Stazione Sant Anna or regional & national buses. The airports located closest to the town are Pisa, Florence and Rome.

Moving Around In The City

The city has a very good transportation system. A series of escalators from Piazza Partigiaani to Piazza Italia is also run by the organizations. There is also a metro line, which runs on the outskirts of the city. The town hosts a good number of 2-5 star hotels, which are reviewed and rated by the users. 

There is no doubt that Perugia, the city known for chocolates and streets, is a place where fun will never stop!

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