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The quaint little town of Bettona with ancient Etruscan roots is located approx. 20km from the University town and regional capital of Perugia. Bettonas medieval city walls are still intact, and contain significant parts of the original Etruscan wall. The town sits high in the hills, overlooking the beautiful Umbrian countryside with around 3800 inhabitants. The Palazzetto del Podesta (1371) in the historic centre displays a significant collection of paintings by artists such as Pietro Perugino, Iacobo Siculo, Fiorenzo di Lorenzo and Della Robbia. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore with its Gothic chapel is also worth a visit. In the Sant Andrea Oratory is a collection of paintings of the crucifixion of Jesus from the late 1300's by painters from Giotto's school. If you like markets it may be useful to visit the town on a Thursday when the weekly market is open. In August each year the towns people hold a "goose feast", where there is music and dancing outdoors and where various dishes consisting of goose are served. In town you will find all necessary shops for everyday life, and there are a few good restaurants and cafes in the town.

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