The Province of Perugia is the largest of the two provinces in the Umbria region. More than three quarters of the region’s inhabitants live here. The capital of the province is also called Perugia. However, the best-known and most interesting city in the province for tourists is Assisi. Other beautiful cities are Città di Castello, Spoleto and Todi.
Province of Perugia travel guide
Perugia is the provincial capital and together with Assisi the main attraction of the entire region. The city has a gorgeous historical center, with alleys, lined by medieval buildings veering off in all directions. The panoramic views from various vantage pints at the edge of the historical center are stunning. Perugia is also known as a city for young people, thanks to the presence of two universities.
Assisi is not the biggest, but, owing to it most famous citizen, definitely the most famous city in Umbria. The entire historical center is taken up by one beautiful church after another, with the famous Basilica of St. Francis as its absolute highlight.
Spoleto is another beautiful hill town, with a pleasant and well preserved historical center. The city can easily be reached by train from Rome. The walk from the station to the best parts of the historical center is short but steep. Thanks to the Cathedral, the Castle and the enormous bridge spanning the valley east of the city, this is well worth it, however.
More than by its churches, Todi seems to be defined by its medieval civic buildings around the main square, Piazza del Popolo. With more than 2,500 years of history, it was one of the earliest settlements in the area.