Perugia

This picturesque Umbrian city has a history that spans many eras. The city wall and arch are Etruscan; the sixth-century Sant’Angelo church was built atop a Roman temple; the town’s cathedral is both Gothic and Renaissance. If you have a sweet tooth, visit the famous Perugina chocolate factory; if you have a full set of sweet teeth, visit during the Eurochocolate festival, held in October, when the entire town reportedly smells of chocolate.

Pozzo Etrusco

An exceptional work of hydraulic engineering, it dates back to the second half of the 3rd century B.C., testifying to the advanced degree of civilization reached by the Etruscans at the time. The size of the well, unusual compared to the water reservoirs normally built in Etruscan times, has led experts to believe that it was originally conceived as a cistern and later transformed into a well to...

Museo del Capitolo della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Founded in 1923 and located in the cloister of St. Lorenzo Cathedral, the museum assembles various types of artworks. Most interesting are: the painting by Luca Signorelli, by Agostino di Duccio, wooden sculptures, a rare display of illuminated manuscripts and two sections dedicated to ecclesiastic furnishings and liturgical paraments.

House Museum Palazzo Sorbello

In the old town centre of Perugia, near the Cathedral and Etruscan Well, an old palace dating to the 17th Century houses a valuable collection of paintings, porcelains, printed works, manuscripts and embroidered fabrics. The stately mansion of the Marchesi Bourbon di Sorbello welcomes visitors in rooms with vaulted ceilings, elegant 18th Century furnishings and chandeliers, as well as an...

Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli

Museo Laboratorio Moretti Caselli making and restoration of stained glass windows and of works of artSince 1860, for five generations, a family of artists has been making painted and baked stained-glass windows in the historic centre of Perugia.The Moretti Caselli Studio is located in a fifteenth-century residence that once belonged to the Baglioni family.Visitors can plunge into history and the...