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Enjoy the highlights of Perugia in just hours without the hassle of a guidebook and map with this guided walking tour through the medieval town center. Stroll past top sights like Palazzo dei Priori, Rocca Paolina, Piazza IV Novembre, and the Roman aqueduct while learning about the city’s history and architecture from your guide. Stop to take in views from this hilltop town over the surrounding Umbrian countryside.
Umbria’s capital city, lively Perugia offers a range of attractions, from Etruscan–era fortifications and the Rocca Paolina (a medieval fortress and present-day cultural hub) to annual jazz and chocolate festivals. On this private walking tour, get a first-hand experience of the city’s charms, see its major sights, learn about its long history, and even enjoy a gustatory pause when you stop for an espresso at a local coffee shop.
The capital of Umbria, Perugia is located on the hills of the right bank of the Tiber. Starting in Piazza IV Novembre, which is the historic center of the city, you will find the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. The tour then continues when walking through the various medieval streets and observed the ramparts of Rocca Paolina, which displayed the power of Pope Paul III. The continuation of the tour is headed to the Maggiore fountain, which was built in 1278. Our guide will introduce you to the history of the craftsmen and their role, which a Latin inscription of the fountain is imprinted. Consisting of multiple iconographies, there are 50 bas-reliefs and 24 statues. We will be making the next stop along our tour to the Palazzo dei Priori, which is the seat of the city government in the Middle Ages. This Gothic building will be explored, and when entering, the griffin and lion will be noticed in its entrance.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Meet your local guide and enjoy a tour of the first contemporary sculpture theme park in the Umbria region and the first one in the world designed by the great American artist Beverly Pepper. A park featuring 20 sculptures designed,restored for the occasion and donated to the town of Todi by the artist, a natural-urban itinerary in green surroundings located within the medieval walls of the town and connecting the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione to the old town.Connecting two main points of the town, the Park will allow visitors to fully enjoy the interaction between artworks, landscape,monumentality and an urban framework.These are monumental works created with different materials (iron, stainless steel,stone) that tell the story of the American artist's career from 1960 to the 2000s. The tour ends with a tasty aperitivo in one of the cafès located in the main lovely square of Todi.
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