Chiesa di Santa Giuliana
This church dates from the 13th century, built in Roman Gothic style, with French influence. The 14th century facade is coated with white and rose marble, with geometrical design. Of special interest is the portico, the large cloister, from 1376, with white and rose pillars and frescos.
A foreign student in Italy
"Falling in love"
I first came to Perugia in 1998 to study Italian at the Foreigners- University. Little did I know it was a trip that would change my life. At the end of that first month I spoke Italian, maybe not well, but enough to have a conversation. I met so many new friends, many of whom I still keep in touch with. I've been back twice since then, and always have a ball.
During the day we'd struggle together with verbs and conjugations, in the evenings we'd drown our sorrows with good wine and pizza.
For a single, it's definitely a great idea to come to Perugia. As well as learning something new, you meet people from all around the world. There's no common language, so you HAVE to speak Italian, however badly. And Perugia has several universities, so being a student town there's always something happening, some music, films, concerts.
It's also very beautiful, a hilltown right in the Green Heart of Italy, Umbria. The Uni organise tours to other places, particularly if there's some sort of festival, which there always seems to be.