Must see attractions in Perugia

 

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You should know by now that when it comes to visiting such an amazing medieval wall hilled town as Perugia, the best way to discover this place is to simply wander through the picturesque and narrow streets and to let yourself surprised by the landmarks that suddenly cross your way. It would be a pity to ruin the charm of this Umbrian land by planning a stiff and well-scheduled plan on what and when to visit. Just get out of the hotel, flip the coin to choose whether to go right or left and start the adventure. However, your trip will get even more exciting if you could guess the tourist objectives you come across, therefore let’s find out more about these must see attractions in Perugia:

Piazza IV Novembre

Just like any other Italian city, Perugia makes no exception when it comes to breathtaking squares, standing for the heart of the city where visitors and locals like to meet. What will strike you here is the amazing Fontana Maggiore, a large medieval fountain evoking stories from the Roman past or Bible scenes and reminding of Perugia’s celebration of independence. It is also in Piazza IV Novembre where you can see the Duomo, the place where rumors has it that it hides the virgin’s wedding ring.

Palazzo dei Priori

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You simply cannot pass by this impressive Gothic building, just opposite another one of the must see attractions in Perugia, Cathedral of San Lorenzo. Palazzo dei Priori has been built somewhere in the 14th century, impressing its visitors with its amazing meeting room, Sala dei Notari, the Municipal Library and the National Gallery of Umbria. While admiring it, I am sure you will notice a bronze lion, also known as the griffin or more exactly, the emblem of Perugia.

Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria

If you are fond of painting and you would like to find out more about the local culture, then a stop at the National Gallery of Umbria is a must. Here you will admire collections of paintings from the 13th till the 19th century and you will discover artists such as Perugino, Beato Angelico, Pintoricchio or Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. Do keep in mind that the Gallery is closed on Mondays, 1st of Januray, 1st of May and on Christmas day, but otherwise you can visit it from 8:30am to 7:30pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. Reserve at least 3 hours for this amazing place!

 

 

 

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