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Perugia, the city and its history

Perugia, the city and its history

Discover the hidden charms of this city

Known as the homeland of chocolate, with its "Baci Perugina", "Eurochocolate", for his music thanks to events such as "Umbria Jazz", for its culture thanks to the oldest "University for Foreigners" that makes a city very young and dynamic, but Perugia is also a beautiful city full of history.

The origin dates back to around the eleventh and tenth centuries BC, with the presence of villages in the dell 'Alto Perugino area.

The development of Perugia was fast thanks to its strategic location and proximity to the Tiber and the proximity to Etruscan and Umbrian people.

Rocca Paolina, of Etruscan origin

We do not know actually if Perugia was founded by the Umbrians or Etruscans.

Then he followed the Roman period, with the Battle of Sentino (295 BC) and from there became a Roman city, while still maintaining the Etruscan language. Important historical artefacts of this period are still evident in the city, as well as the Etruscan period.

Etruscan Arch, the old way to the centre

One of the representative monuments of the city is, in fact, the Etruscan Arch. The Roman period is important however the San Lorenzo Cathedral and the many media that linked Florence and Rome.

Perugia, Main Square

Then began the birth of Commons, the Lords and the medieval period, when it passed to the Papal States and the unification of Italy ... from Perugia part even the March on Rome!

Periods of crisis, battles, salt war, Perugia has suffered various dominations, but has never lost its identity!

Ancient Roman aqueduct and city streets

Really worth a visit in this beautiful and mysterious city with a great history.

Some of the most interesting buildings and monuments to see are:

The Fontana Maggiore

Etruscan Arch or of Augustus

Rocca Paolina

Archaeological areas

The walls of Perugia and the old town

Etruscan doors

Gates and Medieval walls

Palaces

Theaters

Religious architecture

The city centre

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