Perugia is many cities in one. Each era has left a trace, a monument, a place where an era relives or where its glorious past re-emerges. What we propose is a classic tour through the most famous and well-known monuments. In this itinerary each era is represented allowing a first approach to the city and its history.
We will begin by visiting the Rocca Paolina built by Pope Paul III at the end of the Salt War and monumental entrance to the historic center.
We will continue with Porta Marzia, one of the main access gates to the Etruscan city until we reach Piazza Italia with a panoramic view.
We will then walk along Corso Vannucci, the ancient cardo of the Roman city, we will skirt Palazzo dei Priori, the political center of the city since the beginning of the 14th century.
At the end of the course we will find ourselves in front of one of the greatest masterpieces of medieval sculpture: the Fontana Maggiore, created by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano at the end of the 13th century.
The visit will end with the entrance to the Cathedral where the Holy Ring is kept, that is, the one that is traditionally identified as the virgin’s wedding ring.
It is possible to extend the itinerary to include the Etruscan Arch, the other monumental Etruscan gateway to the city
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National Gallery of Umbria Housed on the second floor of the Palazzo dei Priori, it houses an extraordinary collection of works of art. It exhibits not only local authors but very important artists for the history of Italian art such as Duccio di Boninsegna, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Pinturicchio and, of course, Perugino.