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Area (sq km): 301,230
Population: 58,103,033
Nationality: Italian
Local Name: Italia
Language: Italian,
German,
French
Time Zone: +1 GMT
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Rome
Dialling Code: +39
Electricity: 230V/50Hz
Internet Code: .it
Religion: Roman Catholic,
Protestant,
Jewish
Climate: Mediterranean,
Mountain
Government: Republic
Inoculations: None
Driving: Right
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-13.30,
14.30-16.00
Major Airports: Bologna(BLQ),
Florence(FLR),
Genoa(GOA),
Naples(NAP),
Palermo(PMO),
Rome(FCO),
Torino(TRN),
Venice(VCE)

Perugia and villas in Italy

When it comes to choosing a cultural and relaxing holiday, rent villas in Italy in or near Perugia. An Italian villas holiday in Perugia is a reward for those who love medieval towns. Perugia is the capital of Umbria and is located near the Tiber River, between Rome and Florence. It is nestled on a sloping hill, about 500 metres above sea level and enjoys a temperate climate.

Perugia
Perugia

Places to visit in Perugia

Some of the most interesting places to visit in Perugia when you stay in Italian villas are the Piazza IV Novembre, one of the loveliest piazzas in Italy, with its gorgeous Fontana Maggiore, dating back to the XII century. Other places to visit in Perugia are the famous Palazzo dei Priori, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the Etruscan town walls, the Tiber River and the Rocca Paulina Fortress.

Perugia is a very cosmopolitan town, with a mixture of the old and the new, as not only has it got ancient buildings and streets, but also hosts two excellent universities, University of Perugia and University for Foreigners.

Restaurants in Perugia

The cuisine of the Umbria region is based on fresh produce, with ingredients such as boar, lamb, olive oil, vegetables, pulses, pasta, herbs and spices. There are some good restaurants in Perugia that you'll delight in from an Italy villa rental, like the famous Ristorante La Rosetta, which is one of the favourites of the local society and the Restaurant Locanda degli Artisti, offering Umbrian and national cuisine.

Wine bars in Perugia

There are some great wine bars in Perugia, where the visitor to villas in Italy will have the opportunity to try some of Perugia’s excellent wines like L’ Arringatore-Goretti; the Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito-Antonelli, the Grechetto-Adanti, to mention but a few. These are some of the most popular bars in Perugia: Crazy Bull American Restaurant and Music Bar with American food and good music; Etoile 54 Discoteque and Pub; Rock Castle (dancing with good DJ’s) and Dr. Maximus Club.

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