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Un giorno a Perugia

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PERUGIA

1 day tour
  • Piazza IV Novembre. Presentation of its main monuments: Palazzo dei Priori and the Sala dei Notari (XIII-XIV century), Fontana Maggiore (early second half XIII c.), Cathedral of San Lorenzo (XIV-XV sec.).
  • Corso Vannucci n. 25: visit to the Collegio della Mercanzia, which since 1390 has its location in the ground level places of the Palazzo dei Priori, a rare example of wooden decoration, and to the Collegio del Cambio, one of the most distinguished Renaissance monument, painted by Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino, between 1498 and 1500.
  • Corso Vannucci 32: Old coffee – pastry SANDRI. It is famous for the production of chocolate and cakes, as well as for artistic windows.
  • Corso Vannucci n. 43: Luisa Spagnoli; Clothes shop linked to Angora factory founded by Luisa Sargentini Spagnoli.
  • Corso Vannucci n. 110: PERUGINA shop
  • Piazza Italia and Carducci Gardens – Rocca Paolina – Via Marzia – Via Oberdan – Piazza Matteotti
  • Via Baglioni n.5: Creamery, born in 1025, decorated with original majolicas with themes related to milk production.
  • Via Alessi – via Angusta: first laboratory of the “Perugina”, made by Annibale and Luisa Spagnoli, in 1906, witnessed by the plaque affixed in 1980 realized by Aldo Spagnoli.

If the group is happy to walk through the narrow streets, we proceed to Via Cartolari, Via della Viola going back to Via Bontempi with some sections of Etruscan walls and the Etruscan-medieval Porta del Giglio.

Piazza Piccinino: visit to Etruscan Pozzo or Sorbello (III-II cent. BC) one of the most remarkable monuments of the Etruscan civilization.

Crossing the old town it is possible to visit various chocolate Store: Eurochocolate – Chocostore (Piazza IV Novembre), B and B Chocolate (Piazza Danti), Bottega del Vino (Spagnoli- Confiserie du chocolat), Talmone Chocolate (in via Maestà delle Volte, in which there is a very beautiful part of Etruscan wall) and the next opening café and chocolate shop in the historical place Volte di Braccio and the other in Piazza IV Novembre Turan Cafè.

Places of the realization of the Luisa Spagnoli TV fiction: Via Maestà delle Volte, one of the most suggestive place in Perugia; via U. Rocchi, Via Sant’Ercolano.

Perugia

Piazza Braccio Fortebraccio: Etruscan Arch or Arch of Augustus (III sec. A. C.), impressive fortified gate of the Etruscan wall that continues with a beautiful view in via Battisti, next to the University for Foreigners (Palazzo Gallenga Stuart 1740-1758).

Perugia

  • Via Pinturicchio n. 2: Cholate and Ice-cream Augusta Perusia (also present in via Bonazzi 31 as Chocolate Augusta Perusia and in via C. Piccolpasso 1 / A, with the possibility to visit at the handcraft laboratory)
  • Lunch – Università dei Sapori
  • San Sisto – Casa del Cioccolato Perugina – NESTLE’ Products Division – Historic Museum of PERUGINA-a century of Italian entrepreneurial history https://www.perugina.com/it/casa-perugina/Museo-Storico
  • Possibility to visit the Spagnoli textile factory (located in Santa Lucia) to see the workers’ village and the chapel of Luisa Spagnoli Sargentini, founder of Perugina and of the Angora Spagnoli. http://www.luisaspagnoli.it/
  • Nearby there is the Chapel dedicated to Luisa in 1937, decorated with ceramic panels to shine by the famous sculptor Pietro Melandri from Faenza, visible from the outside.

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