Where to stay in Perugia?
In addition to being famous for its incredible chocolates, Perugia offers a huge range of tourist, cultural and beautiful landscapes. It is a pleasant surprise for those who visit it and you will not regret it if you put it on your itinerary. Let’s go to our post of the day? Where to stay in Perugia? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
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When we talk about Perugia, inevitably, we immediately think of its famous chocolates, the already known: Baci Perugina! But the city goes much further: a beautiful example of this is the fantastic Piazza IV Novembre, in the heart of Perugia. The square is surrounded by important and historic buildings, one of which is the Perugia Cathedral, dedicated to St Lawrence. Richly decorated, inside and out, it is possible to observe its beautiful façade that was never finished. Inside the church we can see numerous works of art, paintings and a monument that houses the remains of Pope Martin IV. What to visit in a day in Perugia?
1) Where to stay in Perugia? IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER
Staying in the center can be a little more expensive, but the ease of moving pays off! Even though the city is not large, in the center everything is close, which makes it much easier!
Another important and beautiful sight in the city is Rocca Paolina. It was erected in 1540 by order of Pope Paolo III. It is actually a symbol of the church’s power in Perugia and it was a very complete underground city, say. There are some important connections there with the Papal Palace, for example, which, in fact, was one of the few passages left over the years. Rocca also served as a fortress and ended up becoming an important link with the upper part of the city, which is the old part.
Also not to be missed is the Fontana Maggiore (Maggiore Fountain), which is opposite another important Perugian point, the Palazzo Dei Priori (Priori Palace). The Palace dates from 1443 and is beautiful! Inside it, it’s possible to visit the Sala dei Notari (Notaries’ Hall) and the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria (Umbria National Gallery). It is difficult to list all the churches in Perugia and it is even more difficult to choose the most beautiful one, but one that deserves a visit is the Church of St Francis ‘al Prato’. It has an unique beauty and it is close to Via San Franceco, which is one of the most beautiful streets in the city.
Be sure to visit Pozzo, which is an incredible building from the 3rd century BC and is in perfect condition. The well is 37 meters deep and was the city’s main water source centuries ago.
The accommodation options that I advise with great value for money are:
Important to Know
If you prefer something more distant from the hustle and bustle and bustle of tourists, opt for the region furthest from the historic center, but still well located. Remember that Perugia is on a hill, so climbing stairs up and down and steep streets (not absurdly!) are quite common throughout the city! Prepare your legs and wear comfortable shoes.
2) Where to stay in Perugia? IN PORTA SOLE AND PORTA SAN PIETRO
A good accommodation option is Porta Sole. It is a little further from the center, but a short walk takes you there without any major problems. It is a very quiet, safe place and there are dining options nearby. If you prefer something even more affordable, choose to stay in Porta San Pietro. It is also further away from the center, but not far for a walk.
Important to Know
Of course you should consider that, being further away from the center, you may prefer to use public transport such as trams or buses, so it is worthwhile to do the math and consider this extra expense, as it may be worth it to use this money to choose one most central hotel.
3) Where to stay in Perugia? AT THE SANT´ANGELO TEMPLE
If you don’t want to be close to the center, look for a hotel near the area of Sant’Angelo Temple. It is a little further from the center, but nearby there is a good structure of restaurants, some shops and neighborhood markets.
4) Where to stay in Perugia? IN ST PETER ABBEY
Another area that may be worthwhile is the university area of the city. There, the majority are students, so there is also a bit of excitement, but nothing to disturb the peace. You can also choose another region nearby, the area of St Peter Abbey. It is well located, it is not so close to the center, but you will also not have major mobility problems. It is also a university area, but everything is well organized. There is nothing to worry about.
Important to Know
It is worth remembering that Perugia is not a huge city, but if you want to get to know it calmly, a hotel further away from the center will not harm the tour at all, since you can divide the visit according to the time you are staying in the city.
Take a look at the main streets that do not pass through the center, they can have great options there as well, and, as said before, getting around is not a huge problem in Perugia, so travel in peace in relation to getting around. Always remembering that hotels in the center are not guarantees of excellence, central hotels are not always better than not-so-central ones, and those further away may have incredible differentials and service! Consider this when choosing a hotel, O.K.!? Visit our Section on Transport in Italy!
- Would you like to visit Perugina’s chocolate factory? Click here on this link and book your visit! It is possible to choose guided tour in English or Italian, for small groups or groups of up to 40 people, just choose the day and time and enjoy this sweet visit. You will not regret it!
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