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Perugia, the capital of the region of Umbria is a medieval walled city has its own distinct personality, like all of Italy’s towns. It has stunning views from the edge of the city for kilometres over the beautiful Umbrian fields. Many tourists travel to Perugia to study Italian language in the many courses offered there by the language centers and a place of refuge for pilgrimages to Assisi and the places where Saint Francis lived.
Perugia has a particular vocation as a university town. The Università degli Studi di Perugia, which was founded in the 1200s, has been welcoming students from all across Europe since the Middle Ages.
Against the sober architecture some of the most vibrant events take place here if you are a fan of chocolates and jazz, the annual Chocolate Fair in October and the world-class International Umbria Jazz Festival in Mid-July which attracts the world’s greats.
In Perugia We Recommend…
Stay in the historic centre of Perugia, the shops are beautiful or in one of our beautiful Umbrian villas outside in the country. Take a day trip to Assisi to see the beautiful Basilica of St. Francis and his tomb. Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis . Visit his retreat where he prayed and meditated.