Meet your private and expert guide at your hotel and today you’ll discover the ancient city of Perugia, one of the popular Italian towns of art with its variety and quality of historical and medieval testimonies. It has an Etruscan origin, preserved in the travertine walls and in the well located in the village centre, including the Etruscan Arch monumental city gate and Porta Marzia, ancient Etruscan gate, leading to the city from the south side.
Admire the beautiful square in which you can find real architectural jewels like the superb Palazzo dei Priori (1293-1443). the main civic building, a nice and imposing Palace, with its pink gothic style windows and ornate portal, the splendid Cathedral (1345) and one of the masterpieces of sculpture with an invaluable artistic value (13th century), the elegant Fontana Maggiore (1275). This Fountain, a true symbol of the city, was created at the end of the 13th century to provide a water output to the medieval aqueduct.
Finally you’ll be impressed by the Rocca Paolina, a fortress built up at the command of Pope Paul III; it covers an attractive underground itinerary through a distinctive medieval district, where the noble mansions of Perugia’s lords once were.
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed.
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