Perugia, Umbria / Italy - 2018/05/28: Panoramic view of the historic aqueduct forming Via dell Acquedotto pedestrian street along the ancient Via Appia street in Perugia historic quarter



With a pristine medieval centre and an international student population, Perugia is Umbria’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Its centro storico (historic centre), seemingly little changed in more than 400 years, rises in a helter-skelter of cobbled alleys, arched stairways and piazzas framed by solemn churches and magnificent Gothic palazzi (mansions). Reminders of its lively and often bloody past are everywhere, from ancient arches and medieval basilicas to Renaissance frescoes by the likes of Perugino and Raphael.

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