What a pleasent surprise right in front of the Tempio di San Angelo. One of the most significant monument of the medieval Perugia and this beautiful nowadays girls..., what a combination!
The Temple is pretty far from the town centre, especially if the hot summer day, but I was rewarded properly.
Sorry, I can't say much about Perugia
"A flying visit...this time"
Originally, we'd planned a two-day trip to Perugia, but we got so wrapped up in Bologna and Ravenna that our available time contracted to a couple of hours. Arriving in Perugia is a unique experience; you are able to travel through time, as you mount up the hill from the Piazza Partigiani area to Piazza Italia, the main square in the town center, on a series of escalators. These pass through a Roman city, Rocca Paolina, a fortress built by Pope Paul III over the houses and buildings he destroyed. You can wander through the underground remains of the streets and houses. Fascinating!
Once on the hilltop, we strolled down the Corso Vannucci to the Palazzo dei Priori, hoping to see just a little of the vaunted art of Perugia (the National Art Gallery of Umbria and three other museums are housed in that august medieval structure). But we'd reckoned without that intelligent Italian custom of noon-day closures, and were shut out. We retreated to a shady enclave for an absolutely fabulous lunch...I might make you look at a picture of the world's best calzone since I have so little other information to share with you! But that was it. We didn't even try any of Perugia's famous chocolates. We didn't shop. It all is waiting to be discovered and explored on our next trip.