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Top Choice Piazza in Perugia

Piazza IV Novembre

In Perugia all roads seem to lead to Piazza IV Novembre, once the meeting point for the ancient Etruscan and Roman civilisations. In the medieval period, it was the political centre of Perugia. Now people from all w…
Top Choice Umbrian in Perugia

L'Officina

Passionate Greek owner Yannis harbours 30 years of Italian food and wine enthusiasm beneath his belt at L'Officina, his cozy and meandering restaurant and emporium set inside a former scales factory now teaming with…
Top Choice Palace in Perugia

Palazzo dei Priori

Flanking Corso Vannucci, this Gothic palace, constructed between the 13th and 14th centuries, is architecturally striking with its tripartite windows, ornamental portal and fortress-like crenellations. It was former…
Top Choice Italian in Perugia

La Taverna

Way up there on the Perugia dining wish list, La Taverna consistently wins the praise of local foodies. Chef Claudio Brugolossi cooks market-fresh produce with flair and precision, while waiters treat you like one o…
Mediterranean in Perugia

Nadir

Buried under Perugia's oldest cinema, this former cinema club has yielded to this local favourite where a melange of Mediterranean and Italian fare with a biological bent draws an alternative crowd in the know. Ingr…
Cathedral in Perugia

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Overlooking Piazza IV Novembre is Perugia's stark medieval cathedral. A church has stood here since the 900s, but the version you see today was begun in 1345 from designs created by Fra Bevignate. Building continued…
Arts & Crafts in Perugia

Giuditta Brozzetti

Inside Perugia's oldest Franciscan church, fourth-generation weaver Marta Cucchia is Italy's last surviving artisan working with Jacquard looms. Her extraordinary and fascinating workshop resurrects previously lost …
Bar in Perugia

Kundera

Follow the lead of students and clued-up locals by heading to this artsy little bar for aperitivo time, when cocktails starting from €4.50 get you a deal on three sizes of tasty appetiser platters (€1.50 to €5) – yo…
Food & Drinks in Perugia

Umbrò

Part cafe, restaurant, cultural space and gourmet supermarket, hip and trendy Umbrò occupies the space of the former Ospedale di Santa Maria della Misericordia, one of the world's oldest hospitals (dating to 1305). …
Cafe in Perugia

Sandri

This Perugian institution has been serving coffee and cake since 1860. Its delicately frescoed, chandelier-lit interior provides the perfect backdrop for exquisite-looking pastries, chocolates and cakes, enticingly …