Medieval Perugia, with its winding alleyways, narrow staircases, fountains, and arches, sits on a hill that opens up a wonderful view over the mountain range of the Apennines, Lake Trasimeno and the Valley of the Tiber.
The Corso Pietro Vannucci promenade leads to the heart of Perugia, where Piazza IV Novembre invites with cosy street cafés. Here you can admire one of the most beautiful medieval fountains in Italy, the Fontana Maggiore. The mighty Palazzo dei Priori is now home to Umbria’s National Gallery.
Perugia is protected by two city walls, the Etruscan city wall, of which the Arco Etrusco, the Etruscan Arch in Via Ulisse Rocchi is still present. The second city wall was built in the Middle Ages around the city strategically located on the hill. The six-kilometre-long wall integrates the five city gates, Porta Marzia, Porta Trasimena, Porta sole, Porta Eburnea and Porta Cornea, some of which date back to Etruscan times.