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Things to do in Province of Perugia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“A large lake, with clean water (even if it is murky, as it is quite shallow), there are some very cute hamlets all around it (Castiglione del Lago and Passignano sul trasimeno, for examples, but also Monte del Lago), 2 islands that can be visited with a ferry boat (one of the islands is a nature reserve), and there are several beaches with coffee bars, umbrellas and sunbeds for hire, that also offer canoes and paddleboats (at Castiglione del Lago) and also water skiing at the beach of Tuoro sul Trasimeno. ”
  • 114 locals recommend
Nature
“Coined as the centre of the Earth, these caves are some of the the largest and most famous underground caverns in Italy. It may be cold but this crystalline wonderland is completely worth it. The factions from the theatrical lighting light up the beams and walkways which lead to displays showcasing the most extravagant stalagmites and stalactites.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Lago di Bolsena is Europe’s largest volcanic basin with black volcanic sandy beaches stretching for miles, it’s ideal for swimming, picnicking, water sports, fishing and bird watching.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Park
“The Sibillini National Park is such a peaceful place. Here you can walk all day and hardly see another person. There are many levels of walks to suit all abilities. Some of our favourites include the Gola della Infernaccio, Lama Rosa, the Dogana Loop and Ragnolo/ Madellana, Please ask to borrow our hiking book.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Church
“The highlight of Assisi, with the tomb of St. Francis and beautiful frescoes by old masters such as Giotto and Cimabue (14th cent.). Not to be missed.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Church
“This is a beautiful and very famous Cathedral (14th-century) in the town of Orvieto, about 45 minutes away from our farmhouses. The facade is decorated with golden mosaics and a rose window, with three large bronze doors, old frescoes and paintings inside.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Landmark
“Civita di Bagnoregio Civita was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. Civita was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita was beginning to decline, becoming eclipsed by its former suburb Bagnoregio.”
  • 44 locals recommend
City
“Civita di Bagnoregio, ad appena 30 minuti in macchina, chiamata anche "la città che muore" è senz'altro da visitare. Un piccolo paese posto nella valle dei calanchi collegata esclusivamente da un ponte pedonale. Quando c'è la nebbia, Civita sembra quasi sospesa in aria. Ideale sia per le famiglie che per le coppie che vogliono concedersi una giornata romantica.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“ The Tower Bridge , 230 m long , symbol of the city : it was the most spectacular part of the aqueduct of Cortaccione of Roman origin . It is considered a Roman - Lombard building according to some , late medieval according to others , unique in its height of 82 m . The monument is covered by a delicate operation monitoring of the stress state of the walls . It is considered an anomaly at the time of its construction : in fact , rarely in the same era were built civil use of such grandeur . The work is celebrated by Goethe in his Italienische Reise . The place has become infamous in time for the occurrence of some incidents of suicide [ 5 ] . Extreme towards Monteluco is the small Mill Fortress , turreted building that for centuries has played a supervisory role on the bridge .”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“The main Museum in Perugia located in the wonderful Palazzo dei Priori, building that also hosts the local municipality. There you can eyewitness the evolution of works of art ranging from 1200 to 1800, including those of the two most appreciated Umbrian artists of all time: Perugino e Pinturicchio.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This unique kind of underground city is the most evident testimony of the Church domination in Perugia. The place is almost somehow surreal, and since the 80's hosts an escalator system that connects the lower and higher part of the city centre.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Mountain
“The mountain stands behind Villa R&R and stands 1290 mars above sea level. Its pink coloured stones were used for many Franciscan buildings at the World Heritage site of Assisi. The area is included in the natural Parco del Subasio with many walking trails.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“360° panoramic view over the region! Do you need more explanation? No? Well I'm going to give you some anyway! I recommend to combine it with visiting Assisi. This is the tour I suggest to our guests: Santa Maria degli Angeli: la porziuncola in the basilica. Assisi: Basilica San Francesco and Santa Chiara Rocca maggiore, Eremo delle Carcere (outside Assisi towards Parco del Monte Subasio), Parco monte Subasio, Collepino, Spello... It's a full day but it's one of my favorite tours because you have some culture, some nature and time for a Prosecco!”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the best Etruscan Museum in the World! MAEC is a must-do experience in Cortona to fully understand the culture of the place”
  • 26 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Anghiari is also the headquarter of one of Tuscany’s most interesting textile producers Bussatti, whith shops all over the world.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“My favourite restaurant around the area. Located inside a historical palazzo in Cortona. It offers a vast selection of Tuscan food and wine. Try 'fonduta al tartufo' as starter, you will love it!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A gastro-bar in the city, this welcoming restaurant is popular due to its inviting atmosphere and well-established wine bar. It is a modern cantina which embraces a rustic Italian edge in its décor. You can choose from heart-warming main dishes including beautiful vegetarian options, to delicious appetizers such as a mouth-watering quiche Lorraine. Set amongst the arty backdrop of the city, it is a fantastic place to spend an evening in the fun ambience of Perugia!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the best place if you want to experience your dining with an element of mystery. The menu is revised daily and from season to season, meaning no two visits are the same! Reasonably priced, the set menus consist of antipasti, a first, a second and contorno, meaning you leave feeling extremely satisfied! Not only this, but a cheeky digestive is provided for afters too. If you are travelling with a group of friends, it is the ideal place to share dishes and try new things together. It is not so adaptable for people with allergies, so this is worth bearing in mind where relevant. Lunch starts from 13:00 to 14:30 and dinner is 20:30 to 22:00.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lively and welcoming lounge bar on the lake shore with an excellent live music programme. Great cocktails and food on a large terrace on stilts. Super romantic spot”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Citta' Della Pieve. The cacio e pepe is a favourite of ours but you might want to share a portion. Also the tagliata is not to be missed. Reservation is advisable.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Enjoy the Italian lifestyle by eating stone baked Pizza and sipping fine wine.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In the main Piazza of Cortona. Wonderful food while exploring the hill town. Great for being in the center of it all.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Lovely and friendly atmosphere. Tell Fabio that Alessandra and Paul send you. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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