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- Medieval townscape
- Etruscan city wall
- Palazzo dei Priori
- National Gallery Umbria
- National Archaeological Museum
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Narrow streets, narrow staircases, imposing fountains and the historical architecture of the hilly landscape make Perugia a wonderful environment for unforgettable days. You reside right in the city centre between the parks Pescaia and Sant`Anna. You will find a stylish townhouse or stay in a holiday apartment not far from places of interest such as Piazza IV Novembre or the chapel of San Domenico. Also in the green surroundings you can rent a vacation rental with private garden or an apartment with view on the Tiber valley.
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About 117 kilometres southeast of Florence, Perugia is the capital of the province of the same name and the Umbria region. The historic metropolis with 166,000 inhabitants has two of the country's largest universities and impresses with its cosmopolitan, young atmosphere.
Since 1973, the Umbria Jazz Festival has taken place over ten days in July, with musicians such as James Brown, Alicia Keys and Eric Clapton performing at the festival.
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The cultural history of Perugia dates back to antiquity. An impressive legacy of this period is the double city wall. The older ring is the Etruscan city wall built in the 3rd century BC. The Porta Marzia belongs to her. The second city wall ring, which towers six kilometres around the old town, dates from the Middle Ages. Very worth seeing are the five city gates, to which the Porta Sola belongs.2nd Italian Gothic
The Palazzo dei Priori, built between the 13th and 16th centuries, towers majestically in the old town. The palace is a magnificent expression of medieval civilization. Today it houses the Town Hall, two guilds and the Umbrian National Gallery, which exhibits masterpieces by Perugino, Bonfigli and Gozzoli.3. Prehistoric treasures
The former Basilica di San Domenico is home to the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria. In numerous excavations the most important finds of the Etruscan-Roman epoch of the country have been found, which can be admired in the exhibitions. Other exhibits come from the prehistory of Umbria, which dates back 200,000 years, from the Bronze Age and the Copper Stone Age.