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Best things to do in Province of Perugia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Natural Feature
“Lake Trasimeno is Italy’s third largest lake with clear waters and white sandy beaches in the middle of land-locked Umbria. Bronzing Italians and tourists do la dolce beach culture under sun umbrellas, in deck chairs, whilst sipping café or an Aperol between rounds of beach volleyball and a swim. On and around the lake, holidaymaking activities also include pedalos, kitesurfing, canoeing, golf and fishing. Spectacular walking and cycling trails tempt the active and Vespas are for hire. All this activity is powered by delicious food. ”
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Point of Interest
“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.”
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Natural Feature
“In summer you can't beat a trip to Lake Bolsena, which is about an hour away. The water is warm, clean and beautiful to swim in. If you drive around the lake there are many areas to park and go for a dip and a little sunbath on the volcanic sand. The town of Bolsena is pretty and has lots of restaurants to suit everyone.”
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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.”
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Church
“This is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The basilica, which was began in 1228, is built into the side of a hill and comprises two churches (known as the Upper Church and the Lower Church) and a crypt, where the remains of Saint Francis have been housed. ”
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Church
“This is the symbol of the Orvieto. The construction began in 1290,under the order of Pope Urban IV. Situated in a position dominating the town, its facade will surprise you with a large rose window and Golden mosaics. Inside La Cappella di San Brizio, hosts stunning frescoes decorated by some of the best painters.”
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Establishment
“Impressive caverns, among the largest in Europe in a beatiful gorge and natural park. Visit the caves, see the Romanesque church and Roman bridge, modern thermal facility, take scenic trekking trails.”
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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 .”
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Establishment
“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.”
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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.”
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City
“deliziosa località sospesa tra passato e presente, il bel ponte raggiungibile a piedi con la salita finale ci porta direttamente sulla rupe dell'antica Civitas, biglietto d'ingresso (dalle 8:00 alle 20:00) poi l'ingresso è libero salvo eventi speciali: – dal 1° Aprile al 31 Ottobre € 5.00 – dal 1°Novembre al 31 Marzo . € 3.00 dal lunedì al venerdì, . € 5.00 sabato, domenica, festivi e prefestivi.”
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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!”
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City
“Assisi is an important place of pilgrimage of Christianity. With Worth seeing is the basilicas of San Francesco and Santa Chiara, the tombs of St.Francis and St.Clare. On the way there springs Fontemaggio , which supplied the city with drinking water in Roman times.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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