Perugia is the capital city of central Italy?s Umbria region. It is widely known as for being a center of the arts, as well as a university town with the University for Foreigners and the University of Perugia residing there. Perugia has become famous for chocolate, with Perugian chocolate being very popular throughout Italy. Every October Perugia holds a chocolate festival.
There are a lot of other sights to see in Perugia too, such as Underground Perugia, which are the remains of the 16th-century fortress Rocca Paolina. While little remains of the fortress, the underground contains medieval streets that were used as the foundation of the fortress. Close to the remains of the fortress is the Porta Marzia, an Etruscan city gate built in the Third Century.
Of course, there is the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and across from it, the town hall, or Palazzo del Priori which was built in the 1300s and is home to the National Gallery of Umbria which contains works of art from the 13th to 19th centuries.
There is also the Fontana Maggiore, a medieval fountain constructed between 1277 and 1278 as part of Perugia?s independence celebrations. The sides of the basin feature sculptures that represent prophets and saints, the four seasons, signs of the zodiac, scenes from the Bible, and events from Roman history.
Perugia is rich with sights, which makes it the ideal stop for a more casual adventurer. There are many great places in the town center to enjoy a rewarding lunch or dinner, as well as shopping. You will never struggle to think of things to do.
Perugia is approximately 3 hours from the airport in Rome, which makes traveling by car hire Perugia a scenic trip through central Italy. With car hire Perugia, not only will you be 3 hours from Rome, but 1 hour from Florence and 6 hours from Milan. By getting your car hire Perugia from tripindicator.com, you will have no trouble getting around.