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Things to do in Perugia

Inspiring Vacation Ideas in Perugia!

North of Rome and southwest of Florence you’ll find Perugia, a captivating, hilltop city that boasts a fascinating network of winding medieval streets and a wide variety of enthusiastic local activities designed to enchant and entertain even the most seasoned tourist. This wonderful little city of Perugia is a historic and fascinating location that will give you a truly amazing trip!

 

Things to Do in Perugia

 

Sports

If you’re a sports fan, this is the city for you. From volleyball to rugby, sports are an integral part of the town’s culture and the city is known for being the home of some of the best players in the world. Any tourist lucky enough to take in a game is in for a lively and enthusiastic experience.

 

The historic railway station

For those who love history, the city’s railway station is a special treat. As a link between Rome and Florence, the station treats visitors to an intriguing taste of the past, from the inner antique wooden furnishings circa 1863 to a statue dating back to ancient Rome, which celebrates the city’s role in the war against Hannibal.

 

Golf

Love golf? There are several breathtaking courses open year-round, with state-of-the-art course design and a close vicinity to the finest hotels in the area. You’ll surely find yourself having a great time on the golf course!

 

When to Go to Perugia

With its warm and temperate climate, the region varies between around 7°C (44-46°F) during winter months to 28°C (82-84°F) in the summer, making it a very pleasant place to be in year round. There are approximately 16 glorious hours of daylight in summer, which drops to around 8-9 hours in winter.

 

Festivals

The Perugia Jazz Festival is another vibrant summer event and has been a major attraction since 1973. The festival runs for ten days in late July, attracting over 200, 000 people every year. The time of the festival is a great time to visit and there’s a lot of fun things to do in Perugia during the festivities.

Perugia Facts

Population168 066
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian
CurrencyEuro
Longitude12.388889
Latitude43.112222
AirportPerugia, Italy (PEG)

Perugia average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
5~9 °C 6~11 °C 14 °C 17 °C 14~22 °C 19~26 °C 23~30 °C 25~29 °C 20~26 °C 15~22 °C 10~16 °C 6~12 °C

GOLF

Golf in Perugia

There are a couple of great courses near Perugia where you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf. Golf Club Perugia Sodi di Santa Sabina is located just 5 kilometers from the city and features a beautiful course with undulating fairways, reflecting ponds and lush vegetation. Antognolla Golf Club is another expertly designed golf course with open terrain on the foot of the Perugian hills. No matter if you are an experienced player or a novice, these are two great and fun courses to visit.

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CHOCOLATE-MUSEUM

Perugina Chocolate Factory, Perugia

Casa Perugina (now owned by Nestlé) was founded in Perugia in 1907, but didn’t begin producing its signature “Bacio” (kiss) chocolates until 1922. It has been an institution in the chocolate manufacturing business since with no hint of slowing down. The production is still located here so a great part of the experience when visiting is of course taking in a guided tour in the factory! You learn both of the history of the cacao and chocolate in general and about the story of how an artisanal chocolate shop developed into Italy's most beloved chocolate maker. There are also tastings and a big gift shop. You can read more about Perugia here.

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