One Day in Perugia

Soriano was a great rest stop in Italy, but I was determined to continue northwards, and my next stop was the walled city of Perugia, in Central Italy. I hadn’t read much about Perugia, but I was excited to explore a new town.

On the road I found a little roadside garage where the sweetest family of Alfa Romeo mechanics did a quick tune up and a spark plug change.

 

It was only a couple hours on the road between Soriano and Perugia. Perugia is a fortress city, much of it is like a maze, It’s an wonderfully beautiful city and I was surprised I’d never really heard much of it before.

A non-italian car in Perugia.

A non-italian car in Perugia.

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I spent the evening walking around the city, taking in the sights with a friend, Francesco, who was a lovely tour guide for a couple of hours and an Alfa Romeo driver. Later we found a traditional Truscian restaurant for a wonderful dinner. The next day we met up again for a short drive in the hills around town heading north. I only had one night in Perugia, which was a shame because it’s such a lovely city.

On the road with Francesco and his Giulia Spider.

On the road with Francesco and his Giulia Spider.

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1 Comment

  1. I reckon Perugia is on a lot of people’s travel lists now. Particularly appealing are the empty spaces and lack of tourists. Wonder what it is like in mid-summer?

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