Perugia is a lovely city in central Italy. It lies within the region of Umbria and near Rome and the Tiber. Summers in Perugia are hot and humid while winters can range from mild to cold. Avoid making discount hotel reservations between December and March when the weather can get really cold. There are many choices in discount hotels online. Book now to get the best deals in Perugia hotels.
During the Lombard era, Perugia was known as one of Tuscia's principal cities. The city passed under the popes with consent coming from Louis the Pious and Lombard during the 9th century. Perugia continued to enjoy its independence despite being in a battle with neighboring cities for centuries.
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If you have a sweet tooth, then get a chance to taste Perugia's famous chocolates by attending the Eurochocolate festival in October. Music lovers should definitely check out the outstanding performances during the Umbria Jazz Festival in July and Music Fest Perugia in August. The most touristic area in Perugia is the Piazza IV Novembre where you can see the Duomo, Fontana Maggiore and Palazzo dei Priori. Other must-see attractions include the Basilica of San Domenico, Church of Sant'Angelo, Chapel of San Severo, Rocca Paolina and the Etruscan Arch.
Perugia has an excellent bus network that covers the whole city. Take the minimetro to travel from the city to the outskirts. There are several escalators in Perugia that can take you uphill to ease walking steep areas. If you are quite fit, then walking would be the best option.