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  • Stephen K
    Wagga Wagga, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The experience was more than we had expected as so many items all have a cost. Imagine the surprise when we find no one asking for entry fees or such. The video room with 3 projectors running an unbelievable run through history of Perugia was fantastic to see. The enormity of the town which has been built over excelled. If you have to do one thing in Perugia then travel back in time and have a look in here. Make it a must on the list.
    Written September 18, 2023
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  • Patrick K
    Wausau, WI3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a hidden gem in Umbria, about a 35 minute drive from where I stayed near Lake Tresimino. the owner of my lake house rental, Chrissie and David Todd, are the curators of Vineria del Carmine and were gracious hosts to me in many ways, not the least of which was offering a wine tasting and an informative walking tour of the vineyard. My favorite is their Il Campanile. A very nice dry red. I ordered and had delivers six bottles to the US. Delivery took longer than 3 weeks. The accompanying meal courses and wine pairings, served on their terrace overlooking the vineyard and Umbrian mountains, were professionally presented and identified by the engaging hostess who had a wonderful personality and spoke very good English. Just a delightful experience which lasted about 3 hours. They also offer cooking classes in a very high tech and modern commercial style kitchen. That looked really fun, though I hadn't made reservations for that experience.
    Written June 19, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main square of Perugia is named after November 4th. This date does not mean anything to ordinary tourists, but for Italy it is the date of the end of the First World War. And not by virtue of his victory on the Italian front, but by the surrender of Austria-Hungary on November 3 in front of three times the superior forces of France, Britain, America and Italy. The small square is nevertheless the largest in the Old Town of Perugia with its medieval buildings. In Perugia, there was no Baron Haussmann as in Paris and Mussolini as in Rome, demolishing houses in blocks and paving wide boulevards. In Borgo Perugia, curvilinearity reigns. There is not a single straight line on either side of this square. This is due to the gradual formation of the ensemble of the square since Etruscan times. And despite this, the square is considered one of the most beautiful and harmonious in Italy. Like many squares in Italy's main cities, the square is based on the Roman Forum. Unlike most other cities in Perugia, the Town hall and Cathedral squares are not separated. There are two in one: the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Palazzo dei Priori. However, given that the Cathedral of San Lorenzo is turned only sideways to the square, and the Palace of the Priors is the main facade, the secular government dominates the square after all. In the center of the square is the Maggiore Fountain, the urban and visual center of the square. In the evening, when I visited here, some kind of holiday was celebrated in Perugia and a streetball court was installed on the square. It was awesome! A streetball in the middle of a medieval building. The descendants of the Etruscans know how to relax!
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • Geraldine M
    16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    E-biking around the lake was a highlight. It’s about 26 miles but there are some towns along the way for Lunch, cocktails and swimming in one place. Overall, we noticed there is very little swimming in the lake. The water is quite green in areas so perhaps swimming is not the best. As a result, we chose the notes pool instead.
    Written August 1, 2023
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria22,333 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gallery is quite large and is located in a remarkable building. Mostly local medieval art is on display, with some post-medieval stuff too
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria22,333 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The city is very interesting, with narrow streets and many churches. The architecture is remarkable, especially the central square. I did not expect...
    Written April 10, 2024
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  • Carin
    South Holland Province, The Netherlands18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This Basilica in the middle of beautiful Perugia is really worth a visit. Not overly big but with amazing detail in its decor and paintworks and you can just walk in, no admittance fee to pay.
    Written September 21, 2023
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,823 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This extravagant marble and bronze fountain is the centrepiece of Perugia’s main square, Piazza IV Novembre. This is the best starting place to explore Perugia and even those on a tight itinerary, will spend some time here.
    From a distance, the fountain looks a little like a wedding cake with two ornate tiers sitting on top of a polygonal stair base. Up close, it is full of highly detailed decoration.
    Built between 1278 and 1280, the fountain was designed to celebrate the completion of a new aqueduct. It’s certainly celebrational - there are 50 bas-reliefs and 24 statues.
    A lot of the detail would have been lost on me but for our guide book. A protective metal fence prevents you from getting too close but, using our guide book, we were still able to pick out different scenes and symbols.
    There are three separate parts:
    i) Lower Basin - has 25 scenes. Some show the months of the year and zodiac signs, others show Biblical stories and stories from Roman mythology. We spotted Romulus and Remus suckling the wolf, Adam and Eve being thrown out of Paradise and David and Goliath. We also found several of the months - November had people ploughing and in December they were killing a pig for winter supplies.
    ii) Upper Basin - has 24 statues of saints and Biblical and historical figures. These were harder to identify but King David seemed to be holding a harp whilst somewhat more gruesomely, Salome was holding the head of St John the Baptist.
    iii) Top Level - has 2 copper basins and a bronze cup, topped by a group of 3 bronze nymphs (Faith, Hope, Charity). 
    The fountain looked particularly pretty at night when it was illuminated.
    Written July 18, 2023
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  • Paradise523151
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful small space filled with masterpieces - worth the stop. In a very central location close to the other main historical sites.
    Written January 20, 2024
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  • Robyn H
    Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this family business as part of an Insight Vacations 'Country Roads of Italy' tour. The business is supported by the Treadright Foundation (IV), to ensure that the ancient weaving traditions continue into the future. Absolutely stunning products, and fascinating seeing how they are produced. Well worth a visit!
    Written June 16, 2024
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  • Kai C
    Half Moon Bay, CA1,255 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful early renaissance cathedral. The times were violent yet they made beautiful architecture, suffused with spirit. You can feel it if you take the time.
    Written December 16, 2023
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia28,931 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Corso Vanucci is the main stret in Perugia and frfom it there are many side streets that mostly head down hill and all re worth exploring. The street has some interesting historical buildings including the cathedral and fountain.
    Written September 9, 2022
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