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PERUGIA, THE CAPITAL CITY OF UMBRIA

Culture, jazz and some chocolate

Perugia is the proud capital city of Umbria, and one of the main cultural and artistic capitals of Italy. It is centered around a historical core, with buildings dating back to the third century BC. This was one of the most important etruscan cities, and for the historically inclined, there are plenty of remnants from that ancient culture still intact today.

Some of these are exhibited at Museo archeologico nazionale dell'Umbria, along with findings from the San Domenico convent that was located on the outskirts of Perugia.

The town has a rather large university, making its atmosphere dynamic and easygoing. The university was founded in 1308, which makes it one of the oldest in Europe.

There is a local saying about taking a walk down the main street, Corso Vannucci, is like taking a bath. If that implies that it is cleansing, that it is comfortable and cozy, or that it is just a matter of diving right in, is hard to say, but it is always enticing. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, theatres and opportunities for luxury shopping. Corso Vannucci encircles the entire historical city core, make it an ideal starting point for excursions into the medieval alleyways, with suggestive names such as: the street of the witches, the dark street and the street of the moon.

When you are done exploring, you have probably worked up quite an appetite. You are in luck, Perugia is known for its hearty, inland cuisine. Try any of these local specialities: gnocchi di patate al sugo d'oca, the tagliatelle al ragù con rigaglie di pollo or i cappelletti in brodo, and you will leave the restaurant feeling deeply satisfied.   If one happens to be a fan of jazz music in Perugia during the month of July one is in luck. This is the month of Umbria Jazz, known for attracting world famous guests such as Elton John, Alicia Keyes, Henry Hancock and BB King. Some of the concerts are free for everyone and they are held at exciting venues all over the town, for instance in the cathedral and by San Francesco al Prato, a 700 year old church.

Another event worth mentioning is, of course, the annual chocolate festival, Eurochocolate. I highly doubt the need to persuade anyone further, but I will say that it is a really fun experience with lots of activities, such as a climbing wall made out of chocolate, where you burn some of the calories that you have ingested by sampling the delicious local chocolate bars and pralines.

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PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN PERUGIA

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RESTORED
2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 110m2
Perugia | Umbria region
Distance: 1km
APARTMENT
RESTORED
2 bedrooms | 2 baths | 190m2
Perugia | Umbria region
Distance: 1km
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HABITABLE
5 bedrooms | 4 baths | 334m2
San Feliciano | Umbria region
Distance: 13km
TOWNHOUSE
RESTORED
3 bedrooms | 1 baths | 160m2
Magion | Umbria region
Distance: 15km
COUNTRY HOUSE
RESTORED
5 bedrooms | 4 baths | 300m2
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Distance: 22km
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HABITABLE
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1733m2
Frontone | Le Marche region
Distance: 52km
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NEEDS RESTORATION
1 bedrooms | 1 baths | 1387m2
Anghiari | Tuscany region
Distance: 55km
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HABITABLE
4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 170m2
Albacina | Le Marche region
Distance: 57km
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1 bedrooms | 1 baths
San Micheli in Teverina | Lazio region
Distance: 59km
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NEW CONSTRUCTION
4 bedrooms | 2 baths | 144m2
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Distance: 65km
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RESTORED
5 bedrooms | 4 baths | 700m2
Tolentino | Le Marche region
Distance: 72km
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RESTORED
7 bedrooms | 6 baths | 420m2
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Distance: 80km

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