The city of Perugia is Umbria's capital. It was founded by the Etruscans in the 6th century. The city is approx. 500 meters above sea level. The old town is surrounded by 2 city walls. The outermost is from the Middle Ages and it can be seen from, among other things, Cassero di Porta Sant Angelo. The other wall is from the Etruscan era, it is made of large stone blocks.
Unfortunately, only a few sights are back from the Etruscan era. But in the city center there are nice tracks from the Middle Ages. If you walk through Porta D'San Petro you can see the San Domenico Basilica in which there are valuable statues of local artists. In the nearby monastery there is an archaeological museum dating back to the Stone Age and the Bronze Age.
Piazza Matteotti whose old name was Sopramuro. In the square is the building of the old university of the 4th century and the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo. Not far from there is Piazza IV Novembre, which is the city's cultural center with Fontana Maggio. Here is also the Palazzo dei Priori, built between the 13th and 14th century, it acts as the Umbrian National Gallery with Umbria's largest painting collection.
At the southern end of the town, an escalator walks through Rocca Plina's underground vaults, a very interesting experience. From the last escalator you go directly to Corso Vanucci, a large modern walkway with elegant shops selling branded products from all over the world, there are also fine restaurants and cozy cafes
If you go for a walk in the area of ??Perugia, you can experience a wonderful landscape. Like many places in Umbria, you can see churches and monasteries, and some of these roads have also been followed by Saint Francis and Saint Clara. On the way you can see Assisi which is on a terrace on the side of Monte Subasio