ART CITIES - Perugia



Perugia is also a place of culture because it is home to two universities: the Università degli Studi, founded in 1308, and the Università for International Students, the largest in Italy. Then there is ancient Perugia, which is surrounded by two walls: the outer from the Middle Ages has remained untouched for several kilometers. There are several entrance gates along, such as the Cassero di Porta Sant’Angelo. At the entrance of Porta San Pietro you will find the Gothic Basilica of San Domenico, which houses sculptures and valuable works by local artists. Don't miss Piazza Matteotti, with its 15th-century old university building and Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. One of the most important squares in Italy is Piazza IV Novembre, the monumental and social center of the city. The complex includes the Gothic Palazzo dei Priori, a symbol of civil power, a cathedral, a symbol of religious power and a 13th-century Maggiore fountain in the middle. The Palazzo dei Priori is home to the National Gallery of Umbria, which houses valuable works by artists associated with Umbrian territory. In addition to the great artistic heritage, Perugia also offers internationally known events, which take place every year in mid-July. From small clubs to theaters, streets and squares, the entire historic center lives in the time of Umbria Jazz in a magical and electrifying atmosphere in which music blends with the history and architecture of the city. But Perugia, in addition to being a beautiful medieval city, has always been an innovative city. Perugia is the first Italian city to build escalators in several places in the city to allow people to reach the center on foot.