One of Italy’s rather unknown & often underrated destinations is located right in the middle of the region of Umbria. It crosses the river Tiber and it can be considered as an uttermost charming little medieval township. Perugia, of which you were reading, is filled with remnants of a great history. Its historical center is built on top of crawly tunnels and dusty halls that date back to the dark ages. Other than that, jumbled cobbled streets and steep stairways sided by majestic architecture make Perugia a wonderful place to walk, drink and dine around for at least a full day. Get ready to turn back in time, feel the real Italy and eat delicious pizza.
San Lorenzo Church & Palazzo dei Priori
Baroque on the outside, Gothic on the inside. The process of building San Lorenzo Church, however, still remains unfinished. The construction continued until 1587 without ever really coming to an end. At the bottom of the outer wall, you’ll see pink and white stone decorations which were originally taken from the Cathedral of Arezzo in 1335.
Facing the San Lorenzo church, a majestic building called the Palazzo dei Priori impressively decorates the sunny piazza area. This Gothic palace used to be the headquarters of the local authority and was constructed between the 13th and 14th century.
Today the Palazzo houses the National Gallery of Umbria on its upper floors, where a wonderful collection of artworks from the 13th to the 19th century can be found.
San Domenico Perugia
The imposing Gothic hall-building of the Church of San Domenico, with three aisles, was used as a model of inspiration for the design of the later cathedral of San Lorenzo.
So where to find that delicious pizza?
In the old center of Perugia, there are quite a few good places for good pizza. Even the small shops in the side streets sell delicious square pieces. If you want over-the-top quality pizza, I recommend these restaurants:
Well hidden in Perugia’s old city center and offers lovely food, good pizza, and pasta. If you have the chance to sit outside, do so. The interior of the restaurant is rather small and it’s pleasing to have your food on the terrace outside.
This place has an amazing wood oven for best quality pizza. They use decent & fresh ingredients & offer fair prices.
Uttermost charming and you have the option to dine underground. On eating well basically is a restaurant in a cellar that offers delicious pizza and other food. Go there once and you’ll want to eat there again. Make a reservation to be sure.
Delicious homemade pasta’s, delightful pizzas and other food. La Taverna is a good traditional restaurant in a stunning setting.