This year we went on a 3 week trip of Italy. The first week we spent in Tuscany and the last 2 weeks at our home in Campania. Tuscany is beautiful with many old mountain towns to be explored. Too many for one trip so we will be back.
We started on an overnight flight from Philadelphia to Rome. Landing Friday morning we started our trek to Tuscany in our rental car. Perugia was our first stop. This is a beautiful city on different levels that was made famous by Perugia chocolates. It is in the Province of Umbria, region of Perugia. It has a population of about 168,000 people.
The city center is small with very narrow streets. You can only drive in if you have a hotel stay in the center. Beware that the driving is not for the faint at heart. There is a very large parking garage outside the city central with easy access. From the garage you can take a series of escalators up to the old town. The escalators run up so you will have to carry your suitcases down or take the streets.
Our small hotel in the center
Very narrow streets
The Piazza in the center
Part of the Piazza
View from the center
One road up to the center
Lunch in the Piazza
More small streets
Entrance to City Center
Plunger to block traffic
Your hotel can lower it so you can pass in
Street to hotel – Watch your rearview mirrors
Hotel breakfast – Cornetti
Dinner in a beautiful Restorante
Parking Italian style
Perugia is a wonderful, romantic town. Walk all the streets of the center center and enjoy. Stop at a candy store and enjoy some Perugia chocolates. Nearby towns include Assisi, Cortona, Montepulciano and Siena.
Buon viaggio (Have a good trip)!
George & Jo Anne