Perugia

August 2, 2022

Dating back to the Etruscan period and covering a total area of about 174 square miles, Perugia is the capital city of the province with the same name. Perugia was once one of the 12 member cities of the Etruscan Federation, but today it has become one of the most beloved cultural cities in Italy, thanks to it being home to two famous universities, the University of Perugia and the Foreigners University.

Interesting Things To See In Perugia: 

  • One of the oldest universities in Italy, the University of Perugia, officially named “Università Degli Studi di Perugia,” was founded in 1308 and currently serves approximately 23,000 students. 
  • The Foreigners University, known officially as “Università per Stranieri di Perugia,” was the first university in Italy to focus on students from other countries, specializing in the teaching of the Italian language and culture in all areas of study. 
  • Perugia hosts a number of renowned institutions, such as the Arts Academy, the Music Conservatory, and others which are mainly focused on arts and culture.
  • A trip to Perugia should always include a visit to the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, which is a collection of paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, and which is housed in the Palazzo dei Priori. 
  • The Fontana Maggiore is an enormous fountain built in 1277 by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. The fountain features representations of the signs of the zodiac, Roman history, sculptures of the prophets and more, making it one of the most important medieval sculptures in the city.

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