On our trip around Italian region of Umbria started with a stop in the town of Perugia. It is interesting enough just as it is - one can wonder the narrow cobbled streets of this old Italian hill town for hours.
There is even a Mini Metro that will take you into the town center. You can for instance park your car at the city stadium for free and take the Mini Metro into the old town for just a few euros.
The charm of the old town inside the Etruscan walls is just one piece of its charm. Usually people can make the difference between a good and an excellent travel destination. It is no different in this case.
Perugia is the location where many world class events and festivals take place every year. It is well worth planning a trip with these in mind:
- Saint Ercolano's festival
- Saint Costanzo's festival
- Umbria Jazz Festival (this year also featuring Sting!)
- Umbria's Musical Festival
- Euro Chocolate Festival
- Fiera dei Morti (Fair of the Dead)
- ...and many more.
Besides these events the town has many other attractions (mostly historical) worth checking out.
However the main reason of our visit was a bit different. As you might already know Perugia is also the location of Perugina chocolate factory M. wanted to visit for quite some time.
You can expect a detailed report about a very interesting chocolate making class in one of the next posts.