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«Wandering through these complicated, steep, humpy streets, through these precipitous galleries, with their loose bricks, crossed by curbs to slow down the feet, amidst these strange buildings … » — H.A. Taine, Voyage en Italie, I, Paris, 1866

With its Etruscan walls, a gorgeous Medieval center, Perugia is not only a city for the gluttonous (re: chocolate), but for artists and art lovers alike.

 

More well-known, though, is old Perugia, surrounded by two perimeter walls. The exterior of the two, from the Medieval Age, remains intact over an expanse of a few kilometers, and along it one encounters several different entrances or portals, including the Cassero di Porta Sant’Angelo.

The interior wall is the Etruscan perimeter (the Etruscans built seven different portals through which to enter), characterized by the large masses used in its construction. Nevertheless, not many monuments dating back to this ancient epoch actually remain, and most of the older urban core that is still extant harks back to the Middle Ages.

The historic center, in fact, is a certified 14th-Century borgo, and one of the prettiest in Italy.

Treasures in the countryside. Going across Perugia countryside, looking for its treasures, following the five senses through which we communicate with the world around us..  
Thanks to the great variety of its territory – rich in art, nature and good food - tourists who want to explore the city of Perugia can choose from amongst a wide range of activities. Urban trekking is a great opportunity to explore hidden corners and little known historical places. An example of this is the “Umbria underground” route, where many towns, including Perugia and Todi, can be visited through underground passages and tunnels, enriching our historical and archaeological knowledge in a fascinating way.
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