Timeless and breathtaking, Perugia is perhaps Italy’s quintessential city. It is a cosmopolitan hub of art and culture nestled amongst the verdant rolling hillsides of Umbria, its beauty undeniable from the moment you arrive. Fly to Perugia aboard Alitalia’s luxurious aircraft and discover the ‘green heart of Italy’ for yourself.
An ancient city of art and learning, Perugia is itself as much a work of art as the striking structures found within. Perhaps the most notable of these is the stately Palazzo dei Priori, which is home to one of Italy’s greatest art collections at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. Some of the most masterful frescoes of the Renaissance age can be found in Perugia’s Collegio del Cambrio. Despite the city’s age, it is marked by a youthful vitality thanks to the influx of international students traveling to Perugia to attend the University of Perugia, and the University for Foreigners.
To sample works of art of a different sort, take a guided tour of Perugia’s chocolate factory, offering behind-the-scenes looks and as many samples as you can eat. Better yet, book your tickets to Perugia for October to enjoy the world-famous Eurochocolate Festival, a city-wide celebration of sweet cocoa confections.