Perugia is the capital of Umbria and is one of the most underrated cities in Italy. Why underrated you might ask? Perugia boasts one of the most beautiful squares in the country. The Piazza IV Novembre can easily rival the bigger and more famous squares of Rome and Venice.
It is also a university city, so it’s no wonder its streets are vibrant and full of life. During your tour, we recommend visiting the Collegio del Cambio, a historical landmark that belongs to the exchange guild. Stunning frescoes painted by native artist Pietro Perugino and renaissance furniture grace the hallways of this historic building.
If you’re in the mood for a relaxing stroll, we recommend checking out the pedestrian boulevard Corso Vannucci where you’ll find many popular tourist attractions. Those looking to envelop themselves in culture and art, we recommend giving the National Gallery of Umbria a visit. The collection features the likes of Pinturicchio, Fra’ Angelico, Piero Della Francesa, and of course, Perugino.
Perugia also hosts the world-famous chocolate festival, so if you’re visiting Italy in October, make sure to add Perugia to your shortlist of places to visit.