On our way to an amazing retreat (and I will blog about this soon!!), my sister and I flew in to Perugia. An easy Ryan Air flight from London Stansted and just a world away, venturing into Umbria. My first question has always been, why is Perugia not so well known? Easy answer really, because Florence and Siena are so reachable and close to here that poor Perugia doesn't get a look in!
A university town so wonderfully vibrant, perched on a hill with far views across the valley to Assisi.
Made up of a warren of tiny little steep streets all leading off the main thoroughfare, Corso Vanucci with the imposing palazzo buildings at one end and with the stunning fountain of Fontana Maggiore to the Piazza D'Italia and Giargini Carducci at the far end with the ultimate sundowner spot, facing west.
Punto Di Vista.
When visiting an Italian city, I cannot not go into a gallery or museum and with so little time I had to pick wisely. ( I consequently found out that I couldn't go wrong with any of what is on offer!).
But I chose the Galleria Nazionali Dell 'Umbria and wasn't disappointed with the beautiful building it was in or the Etruscan Art or stunning Religious Icons.
Where we ate.
And another option that looked really lovely.
Where we stayed