Perugia Province


September 2nd, 2010 | Perugia Province,Umbertide

This large town in northwestern Umbria is 30 kilometers north of Perugia and sits at the point where the Reggia flows into the Tiber River. The town one of Umbria’s largest is of ancient origin, dating back to the 6th century BC. Although there are remains of the medieval walls, a few medieval houses, and part of the Rocca, or citadel, many of Umbertide’s best monuments are of later periods. Unfortunately the town suffered severe destruction during World War 2, and is considered an industrial town producing machine tools, farm machinery, ceramics and other products. Read More

Città di Castello

September 2nd, 2010 | Citta di Castello,Featured,Perugia Province

Città di Castello is Umbrian’s northern most town, as well as the largest town in the Tiber valley. As a gateway to Umbria from anyone approaching from the north, and situated between Le Marche and Tuscany, the town is in a perfect position as in regards to trade with other regions. Read More


May 26th, 2010 | Featured,Norcia,Perugia Province

Norcia sits at the foot of Monti Sibillini and has been a trading city and staging post for centuries. It is famous for being both the birthplace of St. Benedict, founder of Christianity’s first monastic order, as well as being one of Italy’s great culinary capitals. Today, Norcia is best known for its black truffles and top quality meat, sausages, and salami. Read More


May 24th, 2010 | Perugia Province,Torgiano

Torgiano is one of Umbria’s wine towns with the surrounding countryside carpeted with vineyards. The town itself has only two main streets, Corso Emmanuele and Via Garibaldi and once was a small river port. Inhabited since the Roman era, it was rebuilt during the Middle Ages and later played a part in history as being one of the towns responsible in protecting Perugia as it sits just 15 km south. Read More

Castiglione del Lago

May 24th, 2010 | Castiglione,Perugia Province

Castiglione, also known as Castiglione del Lago, is the main town on the western shore of Lago Trasimeno, Umbrias largest lake, and the fourth largest lake in all of Italy. Castiglione sits up on a limestone fortified promontory and is a lovely place to visit on a day trip from Perugia. Read More


April 22nd, 2010 | Featured,Perugia Province,Todi

Todi, a very popular small Umbrian hilltown is situated halfway between Perugia and Terni, was founded by the Umbrians around 2700 BC and shows traces of both Etruscan and Roman civilization. Todi has stunning views overlooking the surrounding Umbrian countryside in all directions. Read More


April 22nd, 2010 | Deruta,Perugia Province

Deruta is located less than 20 kilometers from Perugia, but probably would be just another small Umbrian hill town boasting a handful of master artworks as well as the Romanesque-Gothic church of San Francesco if not for its reputation as ceramics central. Read More

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