Cities of Italy: Perugia

Perugia (Perugia) – Umbria’s administrative center and one of the most famous cities in Italy.

Ancient Pierusus – one of the 12 cities-states of Etrury – was known as a major trading and agricultural center already in antiquity times. Narrow winding streets of the Old Town Center repeat the planning of the ancient city and today, and numerous bridges-arches and the characteristic yellow-red coloring of most of these amazing houses will give them a very recognizable view.


The main attractions of the city are considered: Etruscan Necropolis Ipogo-Dei-Welumney, Etruscan Arch, or Porto Agusta (III in. to N. NS., It costs that most medieval gates of the city are based on an Etruscan defensive structures, so almost all the old arches in the city have more ancient roots), fragments of defriencies of the Etruscan period of the Pozza-Etruscoe, Gate Porto Sant-Angelo (1479 g.) and the Church of San Matteo deli Armenia (XIII in.) at the end of Corso Garibaldi, aqueduct (1254 g.) From Monte Pacchiano to Piazza-Grande (in 1812, the steps turned into a popular promenade in its top), the building of the Tribunal and the Bastion of Rocca Polat’s fortress (1540-1543.).

No less interesting picturesque Piazza-Matteotti Square, San Lorenzo Cathedral (X-XIV BB.), Palace Palazzo dei priori (XIII-XIV centuries., Now here is the National Gallery of Umbria), Church and Abbey San Pietro (XVI in.), Basilica San Domenico (1394-1458.), Sant Angelo Church (VI in.), San Michele Arkandgelo (V-VI BB.), Sant Antonio-da Padova, Santa Juliana (1253 g.), Santa Agata, Sant Ercolano (XIV in.), San Matteo-In-Campo Orto, Santi Stefano and Valentino, San Bernardino and Temple Chapel San Bevinyat. San Filippo-Nery church are considered one of the best samples of Baroque (1627-1634.) And her amazing interior with frescoes Pietro yes Corotnia (1662 g.), as well as Chapel San North (XI-XVI centuries.) with frescoes of the work of Raphael and Perugino.

Tourists are also very popular: Corso Vanuchci pedestrian street, UIA-Maeste-Delle-Volt-Volta, Ucha Mestet-del Seminario and Palazzo-Archiestkovyl (both – XVI in.), Fragments of the Fortress of Rocca Paolina (almost completely destroyed by the instructions of Pope Paul III, it is viewed in the form of numerous foundations of later structures along Vialo-Independence), the old square of Palazzo del Captain del Popolo, Women’s Monastery Monte Ripido ( XIII B., It contains a rich library of medieval manuscripts), the chapel of Kyza-Sant-Aufemia (XII in.), amazing gallery college della-merchanti (XIV-XV centuries.) and Collegio del Cambio (1452-1457., Nowadays, the collections of painting Perugino are located here, as well as the collection of manuscripts 1323-1599.), Churches of San Agostino and San Pietro (frescoes of the work of Caravaggio and Perugino), Church of San Francesco and the famous Fountain Maggiore (1275-1278.) Frame Bevinyat.

The wonderful collections of the city are widely known – the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria (one of the best meetings of Etruscan items in Italy), the historical Museum of Perugia, the National Gallery of Umbria, the Museum of Palace Palazzo-della Penn (works of artists of Umbria XVIII-XIX centuries.), Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science of Story-Natural In the former Palace of Archbishop, Capitolare-San Lorenzo Museum (Extensive Collection of Medieval Painting) and Frescoes of Rafael (dating 1505-1508) in Chapel San North. It is worth visiting the Antinari Palace, Terraced Garden Carduchci, Morlachci Theater, University of Umbria, and the complex of the Government of Umbria – Centra Directionale (1982-1986., Project of the Pulitzer Laureate Aldo Rossi).

Reviews and studies of trips

Cities of Italy Perugia

10 days in Rome in April

Went down down, sat down in a taxi and ten minutes looked at the observation platform on the Garibaldi Square – he’s personally put on horseback. Then past busts of comrades "Self" Let’s go down to the Trastevere district (that is, for the Tiber, the analogue of the Moscow Zamoskvorechye). Poor view area where the luxurious church of the third-fourth century of our era – Santa Maria in Trastevere. The impression is very strong. Read more →

Nicholas | April 2010

Italian chain of impressions – Spello

. To see a very cute and very authentic town, fully placed on the grief. Despite its compactness, attractions are enough here: it is the arch time of the emperor of August, and the Roman towers, and medieval Palazzo and the Church, and the high ancient tower, on top of which (like in Lucca) grows a tree. Fortress Wall, still surrounding Spello, is one of the best samples of Roman fortress walls in Central Italy. Read more →

Nat Ka | July 2007

Italian chain of impressions: Foligno

To see with his own eyes the city, which was destroyed by earthquakes three times, and several times – bombing, and every time he rebelled from the ruins. Look at the Cathedral with two facades and the palace where the first edition was printed "Divine Comedy" Dante and the first printed book in Italian. Read more →

Cities of Italy Perugia

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