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Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia

Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Perugia: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Perugia: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

The historic journey begins in Piazza IV Novembre, in the city center, where you will pass the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. The tour then continues through various medieval streets to the Renaissance fortress of Rocca Paolina, which displayed the power of Pope Paul III. Since then, the ancient Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval heritage has been destroyed or preserved in underground galleries that are accessible to the public. Continue to the Maggiore fountain, which was built in 1278. Read the Latin inscriptions of the fountain and learn the history of the craftsmen and their role in creating this monumental medieval fountain. The fountain displays multiple iconographies, such as 50 bas-reliefs and 24 statues. Next, stop in the Palazzo dei Priori, which was the seat of the city government in the Middle Ages and is now the municipal seat of Perugia. Explore the Gothic building and pass the griffin and lion at its entrance.

Perugia: Traditional Walking Food Tour

2. Perugia: Traditional Walking Food Tour

Welcome to the beautiful city of Perugia, known for its charming medieval architecture and most importantly for its delicious local Umbrian cuisine. Join us on our Walking Food Tour and we will take you on a journey through the city's best food stops. We will try the locally-known Umbrian bread, "torta al testo" which has been a staple in the region for centuries. This sandwich if we can call it that way, will be filled with local delicacies. You'll get to taste Umbrian prosciuttos beautifully paired with local red wine. Pecorino, is also included considering that it its a staple ingredient in many traditional Umbrian dishes. Our third stop is at a traditional trattoria, where you'll get to taste some of the most famous Umbrian dishes. From fresh pasta with local ingredients, this restaurant is sure to delight your taste buds with its authentic Umbrian flavors. Finally, we'll end our tour on a sweet note at a gelateria or a patisserie, where you'll get to taste some of the best gelato in the city. From classic flavors to a pick-me-up coffee! As we walk through the charming streets of Perugia, you'll get to learn about the history and culture of this beautiful city, as well as the traditional foods that have been a part of Umbrian cuisine for centuries. Join us on this tour and discover the true flavors of Perugia.

Perugia: Private walking tour

3. Perugia: Private walking tour

Perugia has an inestimable artistic heritage and there are many beauties to be admired in the city. Also famous for its culinary tradition and chocolate, it is in fact home to Perugina, a well-known chocolate factory. Perugia also hosts the international Umbria Jazz event. After meeting your guide, you will begin your private tour of this beautiful city, rich in history, works of art and magnificent views. Strolling along Corso Vannucci, you will admire Palazzo dei Priori, La Fontana Maggiore, the Hall of the Notaries and the Cathedral with its beautiful Holy Ring. You will walk through alleys full of history and your guide will tell you curiosities and anecdotes about the Etruscan and medieval city, admire the Porta Marzia, the Etruscan Arch and the ancient aqueduct.

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