Perugia, Umbria - the main sights, tourist information

Perugia, Umbria

Perugia is the capital of Umbria and home to much fine architecture, frescoes and paintings. The location and climate of Perugia make it an ideal base for visitors to Umbria. In addition to the treasures of Perugia itself, Lake Trasimeno and its islands make an excellent one day excursion. The Piazza IV Novembre is the focus of the Perugia and site of the Duomo, the Cathedral of S. Lorenzo, and the splendid Fontana Maggiore. The Palazzo dei Priori (the Town Hall, encompassing the Collegio del Cambio, Collegio della Mercanzia, and Galleria Nazionale) forms another side of the piazza. Other major sights in and near Perugia are the Church of San Pietro and the Tempio di San Michele Arcangelo, a round church built on the foundations of a Roman temple. More about Perugia and Lake Trasimeno.

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