May
2015

PERUGIA

UMBRIA

Smack in the middle of the Italian peninsula lies mysterious and landlocked Umbria, home to some Italy’s most magnificent salumi, exotic Assisi, the entire cult of St. Francis, Lago Trasimeno- the largest lake in Italy south of Lombardia- and the college town of Perugia.

 

Equidistant from Florence and Rome, the town of Perugia is the capital of the region, a hilltop town with a center of winding medieval streets.

 

In 2008, a rail line called MiniMetro was installed to shuttle visitors from the outer areas to the city center, keeping the tiny streets car-free. Perugia is also home to Eurochocolate, a huge annual chocolate festival.

 

Traveling within Umbria is best done by car as the train system is a bit convoluted and tends to take you many places- fortunately, that often includes the exact places you want to go.