The province of Perugia is located in the Umbria region of Italy and promises a holiday that you will never forget. You can start your holiday in the capital city of Umbria, which is also the biggest city in the province. You will definitely find beautiful villas Perugia city if you wish to spend your holidays over here. There is also a large variety of Perugia apartments, including self-catering apartments. When you stay in villas in Perugia, you will be able to visit the historic centre of the city. While this part of the city has a definite medieval feel, it was actually constructed based on plans designed by the Etruscans. Do not surprised when you find the griffin displayed prominently on plaques and statues around the city. The griffin is the symbol of this beautiful city.
Visit the 'Green Heart of Italy' and discover its wonderful history
Try to look for Perugia apartments that give you a clear view of the Tiber River. This way each time you open your window, you will be amazed by the breathtaking views. When you stay close to the historic centre in Perugia, you can visit the Palazzo dei Priori. The construction of the palace began in 1293, but finished nearly two centuries later, in 1442. The Palazzo consists of four distinct buildings that house the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, the Collegio del Cambio, the Sala del Collegio della Mercanzia and the Sala dei Notari. In fact, the Sala dei Notari dates back all the way to the 13th century and is the oldest pat of the Palazzo. Staying in villas Perugia offers will allow you to visit the 3rd century Arco di Augusto, which is the arch at the main entrance of the Roman and Etruscan acropolis. This arch is located at Piazza Forebraccio, where you can also find the Universita per Stranieri, or the University for Foreigners. Be sure to visit the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, which is famous for housing the wedding ring of the Virgin Mary. Just outside the Cathedral is the Fontana Maggiore and you will be very impressed by the zodiac figures and symbols that adorn it. Jazz lovers should look for villas Perugia can offer during the month of July when the city hosts the Umbria Jazz Festival. The festival runs for two weeks and concerts are held all over the city. Perugia is also very famous for its delicious chocolate, so why not visit the Perugia Chocolate Factory as well?
The highlights of Perugia province
The province of Perugia is also home to the town of Assisi, which is an important pilgrimage site for Christians from all over the world. Here you can visit the Basilica di San Francesco. Take time to check out the Lower Church, which has beautiful stained glass windows as well as frescoes showing the life of Saint Martin. The Upper Church has a 28-part fresco that encircles the church and depicts scenes from Old and New Testament. You will have no trouble finding Perugia apartments or villas in this part of the province. Make sure you stroll along the beautiful cobbled streets of the town, too.
Foligno is another city in the province that you should pay a visit. Here you can find villas Perugia provides which will put you close to the Piazza della Repubblica. At the Piazza, you will be able to check out the Duomo and the Palazzo Comunale with its stunning neo-classical façade. Here, you can also visit the Church of San Niccolo, where you will find the works of Niccolo di Liberatore. There is even a Benedictine Abbey that houses a Romanesque cloister, which has 128 columns and 58 arches.
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