History and Monuments
Perugia's roots go back to antiquity, with settlements dating back more than two millennia.The city boasts a varied historical heritage, evident in the monuments that bear witness to the past.
Prominent among these is Piazza IV Novembre, the beating heart of Perugia, which houses the Fontana Maggiore, a symbol of medieval majesty. The Cathedral of San Lorenzo, with its striking façade and frescoed interior, is another architectural jewel of the city. The Aqueduct, a fascinating ancient piece of engineering, now transformed into a picturesque elevated walkway, offers a unique promenade with breathtaking views.
The Rocca Paolina, erected as a papal fortress, is a symbol of authority and power. Equally fascinating is the Pozzo Etrusco, an incredible hydraulic work that stretches 37 metres underground, testimony to the engineering skills of the ancient inhabitants.