Perugia, Umbria's capital

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Cathedral and Fontana Maggiore
Like so many Umbrian towns and villages this city needs a bus as soon as you leave the station. We found one almost immediately and made for the top of town. I could say that it was only the top that we saw, except that the word 'only' seems entirely inappropriate. There's a lot of it and it's really great. I don't know whether it's undersung but we liked it better than numerous better known places.

There are too many imposing buildings to list them all but the seat of Umbria's government and the cathedral are among them. Beyond the main palace is a terrace with remarkable views over churches and houses in the city below and a rural landscape beyond.

Behind you and past the nearer palaces is one of Italy's finest squares, the Piazza IV Novembre with the cathedral behind the 13th century Fontana Maggiore.

Lastly it is possible to go from the right hand side (facing away from the cathedral) of the main palace through escalators and alleys underground to the basement level of what was a huge five-storey fortress, the Rocca Paolina.

I really wished we had booked accommodation in Perugia as there were s many churches whose architecture looked outstanding; perhaps one day - who knows?
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Cathedral and Fontana Maggiore
Cathedral and Fontana Maggiore
Government building
Government building
Strret at top of town
Strret at top of town
An old palace
An old palace
View from the top 1
View from the top 1
View from the top 2
View from the top 2
Perugia
photo by: Shannon_atl