Ancient Umbrian capital of Etruscan origin, built on several hills high above the valley of the river Tevere, the large medieval city center still inhabited. Inspiration and workplace of Perugino, one of the masters of the so-called Umbrian school and teacher of Raffael. The Galleria Nazionale and the cathedral San Lorenzo are full of masterpieces; in front of it and right in the center of the Corso you can´t miss Fontana Maggiore by Nicola und Giovanni Pisano – world-renowned Renaissance sculptors.
And all across the city you find the witnesses of a mighty past – etruscan city-walls , Roman town-gates and medieval quarters.
But don´t expect a museum! Perugia is also a vibrant university town, full of young people from all over the world, and a Jazz – stronghold.