Umbria is located in the heart of Italy, and is often remembered for the beautiful Assisi but not only! Now offering its seat, but what should I see in Perugia? With our Kangaroo we discover the Cathedral of Perugia and all its historic center!
The Church of Saint Michael the Archangel also called "Temple of Sant'Angelo" is one of the oldest religious buildings in Italy. The curiosity of this place is the location chosen for its construction. Corresponds to the so-called "San Michele" (layline), which is the set of points located along the Earth's surface, where it passes the last ray of the setting sun of the summer solstice.
Perugia is not only the city of chocolate, but also of art and great artists! The Chapel of San Severo is part of the complex of the Church of the same name. This structure is now a small museum dedicated to the fresco of 500 of the "Trinity and saints" by Raphael and Perugino. If you are an art lover don't miss the unique opportunity to admire this masterpiece.
The basilica of San Domenico, is the largest religious building in all of Umbria. Originally this 14th-century structure was built in the Gothic style, but was later restored by "Maderno", in 1632. Of particular attraction is the belfry and extensive attics where there are traces of the original gothic church. The basilica, where is possible to see two beautiful cloisters, houses the Archaeological Museum of Umbria ", full of interesting exhibits.
Rocca Paolina was once a 16th-century fortress in the city of Perugia. Of impressive dimensions, For its construction included an entire neighborhood because of its impressive size. The old trim remain, however, only the beautiful basement of the Papal Palace. If you're a photo enthusiast and mystical places don't miss this place of outstanding beauty. The dungeons are still partly buried, while some of them are currently used as exhibition site.
After a tour so rich, a relaxing walk is just what you need! We recommend Corso Vannucci: the shopping street and City Center. During the walk you can taste the famous traditional pastry and sweets of Perugia and buy a souvenir to take home. Besides the amusement, throughout you'll enjoy the sight of interesting historic buildings, that create an elegant atmosphere.
About historical buildings of Corso Vannucci, the Palazzo dei Priori is one of them. Majestic and elegant medieval architectural expression, built at different times. The start of construction is dated in 1293, and is characterized by the Gothic style, whilst later is the second start of work dating back to 1335. Inside instead, we find several environments, such as: the "Sala del Consiglio comunale" and that of "Naidu" or "Hall of the people," interesting frescoes. The Palace also houses the headquarters of the "Galleria nazionale dell'umbria", and especially "courtroom of the Collegio del Cambio", frescoed by Perugino and Raffaello student.
The Fontana Maggiore, is one of the main monuments in Perugia, common emblem and symbol of the city. Considered the most beautiful and famous fountain of the entire Middle Ages, was designed in the Gothic style around half of the 200 by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. It is located in the Centre of Piazza IV Novembre, and consists of two basins in white and pink stone with a central bronze group of three nymphs. Different views as the "seven liberal arts", and after several years of restoration, finally today you can admire it, more beautiful than ever.
The Cathedral of San Lorenzo of the fifteenth century, is located in Piazza IV Novembre. The façade stands Pearl composition of two different styles, namely Baroque and Renaissance of 500. Construction lasted until 1587 without ever reaching a completion. On one side, the side was covered with pink and white marble tiles. Inside instead, we find the Gothic style and decorated with frescoes of the XVIII century.
The Etruscan well also called "Pit Corbello" because of the noble family who owned it, is a grandiose construction of high dimensions that can reach thirty-seven meters deep and 5.6 metres in diameter. This structure is viable thanks to an ingenious system of stairs built and also you can access the bottom shaft and see this impressive structure in the 3rd century BC The monument is considered an exceptional water works and is one of the goals of the most beautiful places of the city.
Theancient via dell'acquedotto mediaeval attracts many tourists, because it arrived at this place seems to be out of time! An aqueduct of approximately three kilometers for the era (since the water that flowed was uphill), today became the area more attractive than from a glimpse is totally different in the city. If you're a photo enthusiast you should not miss the opportunity to capture this unique experience!