Perugia, the capital of the region of Umbria is a medieval walled city has its own distinct personality, like all of Italy’s towns. It has stunning views from the edge of the city for kilometres over the beautiful Umbrian fields.
Perugia has a particular vocation as a university town. The Università degli Studi di Perugia, which was founded in the 1200s, has been welcoming students from all across Europe since the Middle Ages.
Against the sober architecture some of the most vibrant events take place here if you are a fan of chocolates and jazz, the annual Chocolate Fair in October and the world-class International Umbria Jazz Festival in Mid-July which attracts the world’s greats.
Stay in absolute luxury in the historic centre of Perugia, or in one of our beautiful Umbrian villas outside in the country, if you are in a group or for you and your lover, treat yourself to a luxurious stay in one of our amazing resorts that are built on hot therapeutic, spa waters or ‘Terme’.
Book one of our day tours below to visit all the wonderful Umbrian hilltop towns that will take you back for a walk in time. Take a food and wine day tour or a visit to our artisans tour where you will see the old techniques and provincial ceramic designs that have been followed in this beautiful craft.
Try your hand at plate painting. Walk in the footsteps of St. Francis - book one of our PILGRIM TRAILS. Visit his retreat where he prayed and meditated.
|Deruta – good place to buy ceramics; See the history of ceramics at the Museo della Ceramica from the 14th C to present.
||Todi – Medieval village set atop a crazy hill|
|Assisi – Beautiful little village to stroll around. Home of San Francesco, the gentle saint. See the Basilica and his tomb – one of the most spiritual places in the world.
||Cortona – Have lunch at one of our recommended restaurants that has a view to die for looking out over the plains to Lake Trasimeno|
|Gubbio – an old medieval town that has not changed for centuries.|