The main city in Umbria is the ancient and royal city of Perugia. The city has a unique structure with its old Etruscan and Roman acropolis situated on top of a hill. From here you can take a walk down through history amidst the medieval buildings along the road.
The city, which is raised up amidst breathtaking scenery, has a centre full of art and architecture seamlessly woven together by several thousand years of history. In the heart of the city you can, for example, find Fontana Maggiore from the 13th century and Duomo, which has been around for over 900 years. Perugia has something to show from every era from Etruscan to present day Italian – a history of over 3000 years!
The town can also boast two universities and there are lots of events and exhibitions held here throughout the year: In late April it hosts the International Journalism Festival , then in early July it hosts the international Umbria Jazz Festival , where the city sizzles with life and you can listen to jazz concerts in virtually every corner of the city. One must not miss the annual Eurochocolate festival: One of Europe's leading chocolate festivals that take place in mid-October each year.
In short, it is a real cosmopolitan hub! The city lies about halfway between Rome and Florence.