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Perugia.

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Perugia is a city located in central Italy and precisely in the Umbria region. Its old core is situated on a hill. It is a city of art and a university town. Its university was founded in 1308. There is also a university for foreigners in Perugia.

I spent several days in Perugia last june. I think I choose it as base because it is easy to do lots of day trips from here by public transportation.

Perugia is the location for Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate. The first is a series of jazz concerts. These are held on various places outdoors or in some theaters. Eurochocolate is an event related to chocolate.

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Piazza IV novembre is Perugia main square. Here you can see part of the cathedral and part of Palazzo dei Priori.

This square was the seat where the town cuncilors used to meet. It was built between the XIII and the XV centuries. Today, part of this huge building is used as town hall.

On the third floor of this palace the Galleria Nazionale dell' Umbria is housed. It is a very rich art collection with paintings, statues and lots of other art works.

Inside Palazzo dei Priori there are also two rooms that belonged to two Medieval guilds.

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Between the Palazzo dei Priori and the cathedral you see a very large fountain. This is the fontana Maggiore. It is carved with panels depicting the astrological signs, the months of the year; Aesop' s fables and mythical monsters.

This fountain was created between 1277 and 1278.

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There are several view points in Perugia where you can enjoy great landscapes!

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As you can see from this picture many steets in this city are quite steep. Be prepared to suffer a bit if you like to explore Perugia' s old core properly!

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Here you can see via dell' acquedotto (acqueduct street). It was made over an ancient acqueduct.

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I explored Perugia a lot and I also visited some churches and a couple of museums. One of the most important museum in this city is undoubtly the Galleria Nazionale dell' Umbria. Here you can see lots of ancient art works.

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Saint Severus' chapel is a small gem. This chapel is part of saint Severus' church. Inside it was frescoed by two painters; Pietro Vannucci AKA Perugino and Raphael. Raphael painted its part between 1505 and 1508 and Perugino completed it in the 1521.

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I seldom go outside in the evening when I am on holiday. I usually walk a lot and so I am very tired at the end of the day.

One evening, after a nap I decided to go for a stroll (I had to buy something as well). I enjoyed Perugia at night a lot.

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Posted by Maurizioagos 11:01 Archived in Italy Tagged perugi umbria. Comments (4)

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