Perugia is as close as Umbria gets to a heaving metropolis – which is not all that close. A large well-preserved hill town replete with museums and churches, Perugia's two universities give it a vibrancy lacking in many of its more sleepy neighbours. The presence of a large student population ensures a thriving arts scene and plenty of nightlife. However, for all its cultural modernism, little has changed here architecturally for over 400 years.
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Private Tour: Perugia and Assisi
Discover all that the green Umbria region and its eternal cities have to offer on this private day tour from Florence. Accompanied by your own private guide, enjoy personalized attention as you travel in style through Perugia. Admire the Maggiore Fountain, the gothic Basilica of San Lorenzo and the Town Hall within Palazzo dei Priori.
Florence to Rome by Bike
Cycle from Florence to Rome and explore the stunning countryside of Umbria