Comune di Perugia
Coming from the South, you drive along the 'Saints’ Road', because of the large numbers of places (rich in historical remains and cultural assets) that are named after Saints, as San Valentino, Sant’Enea, San Fortunato, San Martino in Colle, San Martino Delfico, San Martino in Campo. Boneggio and Pila have the same religious leanings.
It is a hilly, wide and sunny landscape which shows the results of millennia of agricultural activity, thanks to the presence of important cultures such as the Etruscan people and Benedettini Friars. It is one of the most breathtaking places in Umbria, the green heart of Italy, a place easily able to evoke peaceful feelings.
The route leads you to Perugia, exactly where San Pietro’s Church is located. Perugia is a cosmopolitan and international city, rich in history, art and culture. Its ancient inclination for agriculture is well testified by the ancient monastery where a medieval garden has benn rebuilt, close to the prestigious Faculty of Agriculture. We get immediately into the historical centre of the city: Corso Vannucci, Piazza IV Novembre, Fontana Maggiore, Via dei Priori, Via della Maestà delle Volte, Piazza Braccio Fortebraccio, Via Appia, Via dell’Acquedotto, Arco Etrusco and Rocca Paolina; an amazing labyrinth of alleys, a rapid succession of historical places that reflects the portrait of a noble and ancient city.
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