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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.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 61 reviews

We booked an English tour, however our guide was down with Covid. We had an Italian guide, along side a translator who worked in the museum. He did his best to express and did a great job in bringing information and the passion of our Italian guide alive. She is very knowledgeable and her love for Perugia's history is beaming in her eye. We love the tour and I'll recommend it to anyone who would love to know Perugia beneath it's architectural facade. Thank you both! You've left us with a slice of Perugia in our memory.

The meeting point was a bit unclear. If I hadnt heard other English voices saying the meeting point was around the corner - I might have missed the tour. Nevertheless the tour was very good, not too long and I saw places I probably wouldn’t have found by myself.

I struck gold - thanks to Chiara for a wonderful tour and a walk around her city. I learnt a lot, enjoyed her company very much and feel lucky to have spent time with a true local who has a love of her home. Thanks Chiara.

The experience was excellent, in fact it is not the first time that I address them. The guide (Maria Eletta) professional and very engaging.

We went for a walk with Elena through the historic center of Perugia and through the underground Perugia. Super recommended experience!