In Umbria, one of the most irresistible regions of Central Italy, lies the splendid Perugia. A 3-hour train away from Rome, this university town deserves more credit than it should. The cozy atmosphere makes it even more welcoming for tourists.
Part of my first day was greeted by drizzles, but nothing could dampen my spirits to venture deep into Perugia. Hilly terrain as it is, ladies are not recommended to wander around with heels though. At certain hours of the day, driving is not allowed in the city center, which makes it easier to maintain its classic outlook. Perugia also has preserved the medieval underground tunnel and converted itself into a museum, with escalators connecting the old and modern part of Perugia.
The layout of the city is well-defined. Everything is just around the famous Fontana Maggiore which is sculptured with zodiac signs on the façade of the fountain. Don’t forget to sip a cup of hot chocolate by the top of the hill. Perugia is well known for their chocolate festival in October. For me, 2 days 1 night is superb for Perugia.
How to get to Perugia from Rome:
Trenitalia Trains: There are only a handful of direct trains between Rome and Perugia, others might require extra stopover at Foligno.
Sulga Buses: The bus that departs from the Roma Stazione Tiburtina, frequency is less than Trenitalia Trains.