Piazza Cavallotti in Perugia is located in the center of the city, a short walk from Corso Vannucci and San Lorenzo Cathedral. Archaeological excavations beneath this square have found remains from Roman times.
Piazza Cavallotti Perugia
The following bus lines have a stop in Piazza Cavallotti: 112, 117, C, F, K, Q.
History and Description
The square is named after Felice Cavallotti, statesman, writer and one of Garibaldi’s sidekicks.
It has changed a lot in appearance over the years, especially after the 13th century Santa Maria degli Aratri church was razed and the Via Cesare Battisti constructed.
Before the destruction of this church the square was also called Piazza degli Aratri. This was because ploughs (alatri, in Italian) and other agricultural tools and utensils were sold here.
Underneath the square are archaeological excavations, which are open to the public. Here several layers from different eras can be seen, ending with the Roman period. These excavations are accessible through the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo.