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In the silence of Perugia. Waiting for the jazz and chocolate Umbria

It is the queen of Umbria and its beating heart. Hot and cold, but not too much, despite Dante in Paradise evokes the climate in no uncertain terms. And, in fact, it is from his old entrance, Porta Sole, as noted by the Supreme, which determine the fate of Perugia weather. Noble and thousands of years, it is no coincidence that the city is up domains from a hill almost the entire region of which it is the capital. Corso Vannucci with the Palazzo dei Priori and the Fontana Maggiore are its elegant lounge, from which a design of alleys, narrow streets and squares that unfold in a continuous up and down: it is the calling card of Perugia, the core Etruscan, medieval and nineteenth-century worth visiting inch by inch, without missing even a door of its wonderful buildings that reveal, and sometimes hidden, arches, courtyards, votive shrines, fountains and stone griffins – symbols of the city – that “inhabit” niches, gutters, attics.

Today, unlike in the thirteenth century, the entrance to the “official” Perugia’s Rocca Paolina from the sixteenth century, where an escalator leading to the “piano nobile”. At the top, you just have to walk along the river to admire the elegant facades of the buildings, the windows of trendy shops and get to the end, to the lookout where you can see, when the sky is clear, the Subasio and almost to the green hills around Assisi.

But Perugia, the ancient Perusia, is a set of styles and “ways”, you mingle and live with grace, in fact, even architecture of Roman, Renaissance and Neoclassical. Art is another attraction of the city: Palazzo dei Priori houses the National Gallery where you can admire, among others, the polyptych of St. Anthony, by Piero della Francesca, the lovely Madonna and Child by Duccio and most important works of Perugino. The city is home to a prestigious university, is also the home of chocolate: in October we held the Eurochocolat, the most important event of its kind in the whole continent. In the summer, theaters, palaces, courtyards, squares and even the basement of the center are enhanced with other embroidery: the notes and voices Umbria Jazz: this event is unique in Europe, if only as a backdrop.