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tbrickell Perugia - A travel report by T
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Perugia,  Italy - flag Italy -  Umbria
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Medieval hill town in the Umbrian countryside

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I spent 3 months studying and living here and experienced the interesting mix of both local and foreign people that make up the population of this University town.


Set in the Umbrian hills about 1 1/2 hours north of Florence this is one of the regions last remaining medieval walled towns. Although only the historical centre of the city shows this the city has spread out greatly over the years, probably due to the large number of people coming and going every year. Large numbers of Italian students come to study at the Universities here and due to the 'Universita' per Stranieri'(foreigners University, originally set up by Mussolini to improve Italy's image to outsiders) there are large numbers of foreign students as well. This creates quite a cosmopolitan feel to the town.

Favourite spots:
Giardini Carducci in Piazza Italia, to look over the Umbrian Hills. Strolling down Corso Vannucci looking in shops and people watching. Relaxing in the 'Orto Medievale'(Medieval Garden). Bratislava Bar

What's really great:
Mix of old and new in the town. 'Umbria Jazz' festival in July.

Sights:
Piazza IV Novembre which is backed by the Duomo and has the Fontana Maggiore as a centrepiece. Occasional concerts held here in the summer. Usually full of students

Arco di Augusto(one of the few remaining pieces of Etruscan Perugia)

Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria

Accommodations:
Umbria( Via Boncambi 37)
Priori (Via Vermiglioni 3)
Etruria (Via della Luna 21)

Hangouts:
Bratislava Bar(cannot remember exact address.Off a side street close to the 'Tre Archi').
Bar Morlacchi(Piazza Morlacchi 6–8)
Merlins Pub

Restaurants:
Pizza a Taglio (Via dei Priori 3) for quick pizza
Pizzeria Etrusca(close to Etruscan Arch and University buildings)
Dal mi Cocco (Corso Garibaldi 12)
La Lanterna(close to the Piazza IV Novembre)

Published on Saturday November 6th, 2004


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Fri, Sep 29 2006 - 10:33 AM rating by mrscanada

I wish the report had pictures because I hear this is a beautiful area of Italy.

Tue, Mar 08 2005 - 11:06 AM rating by mistybleu

Nice report, good effort

Misty

Tue, Nov 09 2004 - 01:52 AM rating by gloriajames

hiya tim... expected to see more details.. perhaps u ought to edit soon...

Sun, Nov 07 2004 - 02:42 AM rating by ravinderkumarsi

hii tim,
nice effort in your first report and you can improve a lot by adding pic to it,
ravi

Sat, Nov 06 2004 - 04:45 PM rating by rangutan

I like it! (place and the report) Nice keywords for travellers

Sat, Nov 06 2004 - 01:25 PM rating by christianj.

Hi Tim, nice report - enough informations for a first impression and more! To improve your report you should add, for example, some Internet-Adresses and, if available, pictures.

Keep on writing, Christian

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