Book flights to Perugia with Ryanair, and discover beautiful Umbria. Perugia is the perfect place to start your Umbrian adventure, or just a great city to spend a few days exploring! Whether you’re going for the chocolate festival in October, the Jazz Festival in July, or just to do some sightseeing at any time of year, you’ll love wandering the pretty Perugian streets, soaking up this University city’s lively atmosphere. A tour of the Baci chocolate factory (complete with all-you-can-eat chocolate tasting) is a great way to spend a few hours, particularly for chocoholics. Book flights to Perugia today.
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One of Perugia’s charms is the merging of ancient and modern, for example, here you can walk under giant stone arches constructed 2,000 years ago or shop in a modern department store. The city offer a wide array of museums so take some time to discover a few of them.
Galleria Nazionale Dell Umbria

Housed in the Palazzo dei Priori, the gallery has an extensive collection of art, both Umbrian and national, from the 13th through to the 19th centuries. There is a sizeable collection of work by the local painter, Pietro Vannucci, who was more commonly called Perugino.

​Address: Palazzo dei Priori, Corso Vannucci, 19, Perugia​Phone: +39 755 866 8410​Website:​Opening hours: 8.30-19.30 Tuesday-Sunday
Palazzo dei Priori

This is a beautiful medieval structure, first built at the end of the 13th century, and the subject of many additions and alterations over the years. Head up the stairs in Piazza IV Novembre and into the Sala dei Notari – completely covered in allegorical and biblical frescoes that date from the 13th century. Entering the palazzo from Corso Vannucci takes you to the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and to two further rooms: the Collegio della Mercanzia and the Collegio del Cambio. The Collegio della Mercanzia is beautifully panelled in wood, probably done by German craftsmen in the 15th century. The Collegio del Cambio has two rooms, the second with stunning late 15th century frescoes by Perugino.

​Address: Corso Vannucci 19, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 6458
Piazza IV Novembre

Piazza IV Novembre was the main square of the Etruscan city, and the Roman Forum. In medieval Perugia, it was the point at which the five principal roads crossed and even today it is at the heart of Perugia. As an open-air venue it can’t be beaten: in the summer, thousands of people gather here to enjoy the Umbria Jazz Festival.

​Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia
Fontana Maggiore

This fountain, between the cathedral and the Palazzo dei Priori, is considered to be one of the best examples of its kind in existence. It was constructed around 1275 by father-and-son sculptors from the city of Pisa.

​Address: Piazza IV Novembre, Perugia
Oratory of San Bernardino

Built in honour of Saint Bernadino of Siena, this tiny church has a very pretty façade. Aqua, rose and white in colour, with sculpture and bas-reliefs, the façade was finished in 1461. The interior has been modernised, though have a look at the altar– it’s made from a 4th-century sarcophagus and contains the remains of Beato Egidio, one of St Francis of Assisi’s friars.

​Address: Piazza San Francesco al Prato, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5733 957
Church of San Severo

The 11th century church of San Severo (Cappella di San Severo) was built on the site of a pagan temple. Rebuilt in the 18th century, it is noteworthy for the fresco in its 14th century chapel: the upper part is by the great Renaissance painter Raphael, the lower part by Perugino.

​Address: Piazza Raffaello, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5733 864​Website:
Church of Sant’agata

This is a delightful little church that dates back to the 12th century but was rebuilt in the 1317. Here you find many examples of early 14th century frescoes and other paintings and work of art made by Umbrian painters.

​Address: Via dei Priori, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5723780
Tempio di San Michele Arcangelo (chiesa Di Sant’angelo)

This is one of the oldest churches in Italy – dating from the 5th century AD. Strange symbols and references to the Knights Templar can be seen, as well as the symbol of the pentagram near the church entrance. This is a must-see.

​Address: Corso Garibaldi, Perugia
Rocca Paolina

The museum is temporarily closed for maintenance! (December 2013) This fort was built in the mid 16th century as a symbol of the Papal domination of Perugia. Pope Paul III had his architect raze an entire area of the city – 100 houses, churches and monasteries disappeared, and the massive fortress was built in their place. Mostly destroyed by the citizens of Perugia in 1860, you can enter the foundations of the fortress from Porta Marzia, or ride the escalator up from the car-park at Piazza Partigiani.

​Address: Porta Marzia, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5725778 ​Website:
Etruscan Arches

Six of the seven original Etruscan arches into the city can still be seen, with Roman, Medieval and Renaissance alterations. Take a walk around the city following the original walls – the tourist office in Piazza Matteotti has a leaflet with suggested routes.

Church of San Pietro

Church of San Pietro is a beautiful Benedictine abbey, originally founded in the 10th century. The church has some fine 15th and 16th century architecture, a good collection of Renaissance art, including frescoes and paintings by Raphael, Vasari, Vassillacchi, Perugino and Parmigiano and possibly the best wooden choir (16th century) in Italy.

​Address: Via Borgo XX Giugno, Perugia​Phone: +39 07534770

Corciano is a hilltop village around 13 km north of Perugia. With Etruscan-Roman origins, it’s been named as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Bus no.87 runs every hour from Piazza Italia to Corciano. It takes around 50 minutes.

​Address: Corciano

Umbria is full of beautiful hilltop towns and villages, though Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis, has to be one of the best known. There is a regular bus service (line E007) from the Perugia main bus terminal. Journey time is around 50 minutes.

​Address: Assisi
Museo Archeologico

This museum is housed in a former convent next to the church of San Domenico. It has an extensive archaeological collection including a lot of Etruscan artefacts. This place is a must for everyone with the slightest interest of history.

​Address: Corso Cavour – Piazza Giordano Bruno 10, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5727 141​Website:
Hearty recipes involving pork (try porchetta alla perugina/ roast sucking pig), olive oil, truffles and great pasta dishes are the hallmarks of Umbrian cuisine. Perugia is full of restaurants, many of them so small that reservations are essential. The snack of choice in Perugia is pizza – all over town there are tiny takeaway pizzerias serving pizza by the slice.
Osteria del Gambero

Set in a 15th-century palazzo, this osteria has a very nice menu, with a good range of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Try the ‘menu degustazione’ with four courses and choose your drinks from the extensive wine list.

​Address: Via Baldeschi 8/a, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 5461​Website:​Opening hours: Closed Monday
Antica Trattoria San Lorenzo

Located in the heart of Perugia, this family-owned restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and a great menu. You can come here for both lunch and dinner but remember that it might be necessary to make a reservation.

​Address: Piazza Danti 19/a, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 572 1956​Website:​Opening hours: Closed Sunday
Locanda Degli Artisti

This is an attractive restaurant with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings and good food. They have a great variety of vegetarian dishes and they also do delicious pizza. It is located on a small street, offering a nice breeze during hot summer months.

​Address: Via Campo Battaglia 10, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 5851
Locanda Do’ Pazzi

Locanda Do’ Pazzi is full of character, often with live music. It features a small terrace for summer dining – overlooking the Etruscan Porta Trasimena. It is open for both lunch and dinner and is often well-visited by locals.

​Address: Corso Cavour 128, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 572 0565​Website:​Opening hours: Closed Saturday and Sunday lunchtime
Dal mi Cocco

This is a very informal and popular place, with genuine Perugian cuisine (and a menu written in Perugian dialect!). Here you will find traditional genuine food and wine to affordable prices. It is recommended to book ahead as it gets very busy.

​Address: Corso Garibaldi 12, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 2511​Opening hours: Closed Monday
Del Sole

Just off Via Oberdan, this restaurant has a great terrace with sublime views over the Umbrian countryside. They are open from early lunch until late night and serves traditional Italian dishes of high quality.

​Address: Via della Rupe 1, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 5031​Website:
There are many cafés in Perugia, especially in the Historic Centre. The prices are not too expensive because it´s a university town. Cafés are often open all day selling pizza and sandwiches.
Sandri Pasticceria

Sandri Pasticceria has been a Perugian name for over 150 years with sublime signature desserts and cakes. The decor is also still the same and walking in here feels like taking a step back in time. It is located right in the city centre.

​Address: Corso Vannucci 32, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 572 4112
Cafe Medioevo

This café is well known for its delicious pastries and aperitifs. Sit back in the old-style interior and sip on one of their creamy cappuccinos. They are open from 08.00 until midnight.

​Address: Corso Vannucci 70, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 572 4129
Caffè di Perugia

Caffè di Perugia is a café, a restaurant and an enoteca. Come here for breakfast, lunch, a coffee or an aperitif and enjoy the cosy atmosphere and the beautiful interior.

​Address: Via Mazzini 10, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 1863​Website:
Cioccolateria Bar Pasticceria dell'Accademia

Cioccolateria Bar Pasticceria dell'Accademia offers a good selection of pastries and excellent coffee. It is also a perfect place for a snack or a lunch. Their sandwiches are all made from home-made bread and even home-made mayonnaise.

​Address: Via dei Priori 52, Perugia​Opening hours: Closed Monday
Panificio Menchetti

Panificio Menchetti is located a bit outside the city centre. Here you can enjoy breakfast, brunch and late evening snacks. They serve good pastries, sandwiches, salad, coffee and pizza and don't miss the ice cream.

​Address: Strada Trasimeno Ovest 7, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 500 9617
With Perugia’s large student population, you’re guaranteed to find lively bars throughout the historic city. Many bars are open all day, coming into their own in the evening, for the all-important aperitivo time, which kicks off from around 18.00. Cafés, bars, ‘disco-pubs’ and discos are all popular haunts for Perugians. From chic to cheap, and trendy to traditional, if you plan it well, you can start the evening at 17.00 and finish at 5.00 the next day! Larger discos tend to be located outside the city.
Milano Lounge Cafe

Milano Lounge Cafe is a very stylish and trendy bar, located in a 19th century palazzo. Try not to miss their happy hour between 18.30 and 21.00 when pasta and pizza are served together with fine wines, drinks and sweets to affordable prices.

​Address: Corso Garibaldi 2, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 572 4883​Website:
Luna Bar Ferrari

This bar is funky, and conveniently located in a small passageway just off Corso Vannucci. Luna Bar is also a pizzeria/restaurant and they serve a free buffet during happy hour 18.30-21.30.

​Address: Via Scura 1, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5722966​Website:
Rock Castle

Rock Castle is a ‘disco pub’, located in the city centre. Come here for a couple of pints, loud music and a game of darts under a medieval vaulted ceiling. This place is well-visited by local students and tourists.

​Address: Piazza Danti, 18, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 5722315
Velvet Fashion Café Discoteca

This is a chic and stylish bar, restaurant and disco with two floors. The music played is different due to different themed nights. Do not forget to dress up and look your best if you plan to end your night here.

​Address: Viale Roma 20, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 573 06 07​Website:​Opening hours: Open Thursday-Sunday
Cantiere 21

This is a club where you can dance all night long and drink good cocktails. DJ´s are playing carefully selected music and this is the place to be. It is considered to be one of the most popular places in Perugia.

​Address: Via Corcianese 19, Perugia​Phone: +39 075 528 0220​Website:
The principal shopping street in Perugia is the wide, pedestrianised Corso Vannucci, along with the streets that run off it and parallel to it: Piazza Matteotti, Via C. Fani, Via Baglioni and Via Oberdan. Perugia in general and Corso Vannucci in particular, have many fashion and shoe stores, including some well-known designer names like Max Mara. Pick up some lingerie at Intimissimi – an Italian chain – or try Calzedonia for smalls and funky, well-priced tights. The department store, Coin, located just off Piazza della Repubblica, has a good selection of fashion and accessories. In Piazza Danti, just north of Piazza IV Novembre, there is the tiniest store imaginable selling a range of stationary and paper products. For some painted ceramics as a souvenir, head to L’Arte dei Vasai on Via Baglioni or Il Pozzo della Ceramiche (Via dei Priori 70). Also on Via dei Priori is Lunatico (no.22), which stocks the Erbolario range of natural beauty products. As a university town, it’s no surprise that Perugia has some good book stores: even if you’re not buying, Italian book stores are great for browsing. La Libreria (Via Oberdan 52), has a huge range of books and is open on Sundays, 10.30-13.00 and 16.00-20.00.
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Airport San Francesco d’Assisi

The international airport of Umbria – Perugia “San Francesco d’Assisi”, lies in the tiny town Sant’Egidio, about 12 km from Perugia city. There is a bus stop just outside the terminal and from here you can take bus number E007 or E422 (Umbria Mobilità) to Perugia. If you by the ticket before boarding it costs €1,90 and on the bus the price is € 3,00. If you choose to buy the ticket on board the bus you must have the exact change though. There is also a shuttle bus service (ACAP-SULGA) running according to airline departure and arrival times. The 20-minute trip costs €8,00 one-way. A taxi will cost around €20.

​Phone: +39 075 592 141​Website:​More info: Prices updated December 2013
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