Perugia, Umbria's capital
Perugia Travel Blog› entry 13 of 16 › view all entries
July 18th, 2006 – by: davidx
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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