The 10 Best Things to Do in Province of Perugia, Italy

September 11, 2017 Darwin Bolte

The Province of Perugia (Italian: Provincia di Perugia) is the larger of the two provinces in the Umbria region of Italy, comprising two-thirds of both the area and population of the region. Its capital is the city of Perugia. The province covered all of Umbria until 1927, when the province of Terni was carved out of its southern third. The province of Perugia has an area of 6,334 km² covering two-thirds of Umbria, and a total population of about 660,000. There are 59 comunes (Italian: comuni) in the province. The province has numerous tourist attractions, especially artistic and historical ones, and is home to the Lake Trasimeno, the largest lake of Central Italy. It historically the ancestral origin of the Umbri, while later it was a Roman province and then part of the Papal States until the late 19th century.
Restaurants in Province of Perugia

1. Museo della Porziuncola

Piazza della Porziuncola 1, 06081, Assisi, Italy +39 075 805 1419
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Museo della Porziuncola

Reviewed By lollygal - New York City, New York

Our guide called this the "baby church"inside a church. It is the chapel where St Francis heard the voice of God It was a moving experience to feel the energy and spirit of the love of St Francis here.

2. Vineria del Carmine

Strada Castiglione Ugolino, 70 | Gps: N 43° 13' 52.666''; E 12° 23' 6.235'', 06134 La Bruna, Perugia, Italy +39 338 891 6641
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Vineria del Carmine

Join us in a tour of the Carmine Estate Vineyards and Olive Groves, then enjoy a light antipasti meal of local Umbrian delicacies including a tutored tasting of our Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil and the Red and White wines from the Carmine Estate. Free Wifi, Childrens Playground. Wine Shipping Arranged. We can open at any time on request.

Reviewed By Susan G - Perugia, Italy

I visited Vineria del Carmine yesterday for a wine tasting with local cheeses, olive oil and truffle products (also made from truffles gathered right on the property). Everything was delicious. The tasting room is set in a restored stone farm building with a view toward...MoreThank you very much for your review and we look forward to seeing you again.

3. Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

Piazza S. Francesco, 2, 06081, Assisi, Italy +39 075 819001
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Basilica inferiore di San Francesco d'Assisi

Reviewed By CzarEmmanuel - Manila, Philippines

The Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi is rich in many respects ... historically, artistically, religiously, etc. Assisi itself is a remarkably beautiful place to visit. It is one of the best Medieval towns in Italy. Nothing much has changed since the time of St. Francis himself (12th-13th centuries). It is as if time has stood still. The place is so rich in art and architecture. You can see this from its churches, squares, Fountains, towers, walls, and so forth.
One of the most visited structures in Assisi is, of course, the Basilica of Saint Francis, where his mortal remains are venerated. The series of frescoes painted by Giotto is impressive! This is the prime destination of pilgrims especially during the month of October on the occasion of the Saint's liturgical feast day. The nearby church of Saint Clair is also worth-visiting. You must also visit the small church of Porziuncula inside the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels located 4kms away from Assisi and the Chapel of St. Damian located just 2kms outside Assisi. It was in this church where the Crucified Christ spoke to St. Francis.
Outside the church you'll find lovely restaurants, souvenir shops, historical buildings, and a a lot more! This is one place I would very highly recommend that you visit! It will give you a first-hand experience of the Medieval time in Italy!

4. Teatro della Concordia

Piazza del Teatro di Concordia 4, 06057, Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy +39 075 878 0737
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Teatro della Concordia

This marvellous theatre has only 99 seats shared between its boxes and stalls. It was finished in 1808, under the Napoleonic occupation, and was initiated by nine local families. In the second half of the 19th century it was decorated by Cesare Agretti and in 1892 by his son Luigi, only 15 at the time, who painted the ceiling and the vaults, the boxes and the meeting room. The interior of the theatre, considered “the smallest in the world”, is made entirely out of wood in the “Goldoniano” style and represents a rare example of its kind, offering a harmonious and well thought out use of space for scenery, for the actors and the audience. Plenty of shows take the place each year: prose, opera, classical and jazz Concerts. The theatre is also available for meetings and civil weddings, and can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays, and in July (morning) and August (Morning and afternoon) everyday

Reviewed By Intimatetraveller - Brisbane, Australia

At different times through out the year the theater opens for public tours in English and Italian.(We find the tour times on their website) For a small fee we enjoyed a descriptive guided tour in English learning about the history of the theater and the...MoreThank you for your note

5. Wild Foods Italy

Via San Quirico, 15, Montefalco, Italy +39 333 498 5387
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Wild Foods Italy

Truffle hunting in the beautiful Umbrian hills, an unforgettable culinary experience, a day spent in the company of colorful locals, a stroll through some stunning countryside... The Wild Foods Gastronomical Adventure is a piece of Italy you will never forget. You spend a day immersed in authentic traditional Italian company, culture and cuisine. You hunt truffles, cook truffles, eat truffles, as well as get to experience an amazing part of Italy far away from the usual tourist trails. You also experience some traditional 'wild' cuisine, maybe wild boar stew, sauteed hare, or roast Guinea fowl. It's great for foodies and wine-lovers, or for anyone just wanting to immerse themselves in the landscape, people and culture of Umbria.

Reviewed By Steve M - Rapid City

This family and friends run there Black Truffle Lodge and Wild Foods Italy in the small mountain village of Montefalco. We visited as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel group's "Day in the Life". It included truffle hunting with the family of shepherds as well as a pasta making lesson, followed by a great meal, with wine and cheese and cured meats, all created by the local folks. One of the very best days of the trip.

6. Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia

Castelluccio di Norcia, Italy
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Piana di Castelluccio di Norcia

Reviewed By 2checkingout - Auckland Central, New Zealand

We visited three times, and had three different experiences. The first time, late May, we did a 4 hour hike around the large flat valley floor. It was a sensational experience, walking through acres and acres of wildflowers, buttercups, daisies, wild pansies, miniature daffodil and tulips and heaps of other varieties. All against a backdrop of snow capped Mountains, and the hilltop town of Castelluccio. Peaceful with only a handful of other folks in town and no one on the Piano.
The second visit, mid June, a picnic by the stables. The wildflowers still blooming but less yellows. We drove South out of the valley, which gave great panoramas.
A completely different experience during the lentil flowering season (mid July). Despite visiting after the lentil festival, it was still incredibly busy with cars pulled over willy-nilly for folks to take pictures. The fields themselves stunning shades of purples and also red from the poppies. A photographer's dream.

7. San Damiano

Via San Damiano, Assisi, Italy +39 075 812273
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San Damiano

The church of San Damiano was restored by St. Frances of Assisi and later served as home for St. Clare.

Reviewed By gerson v - Freising, Germany

This place is a highlight, much better depicting the atmosphere of Franciscus in contrast to the busy bus-load filled inner city church. The walking route in the church goes through the whole building showing you so many particulars, you could spend a day meditating about it I think also the surroundings is amazing. What a place! Loved it! If you come in holliday clothes here, please leave and be ashamed of yourself. It will be very inappropiate.

8. Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli

Via Fatebenefratelli 2, 06121, Perugia, Italy +39 340 776 5594
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Museo-Laboratorio di Vetrate Artistiche Moretti Caselli

Museo Laboratorio Moretti Caselli making and restoration of stained glass windows and of works of artSince 1860, for five generations, a family of artists has been making painted and baked stained-glass windows in the historic centre of Perugia.The Moretti Caselli Studio is located in a fifteenth-century residence that once belonged to the Baglioni family.Visitors can plunge into history and the activity of the past by enjoying guided visits by appointment.

Reviewed By Orientalina - Perugia

For 150 years, Moretti-Caselli family members have been making and restoring stained glass works in some of Italy's major churches, including Saint Francis in Assisi and the Duomo of Orvieto.

Their craft is exquisite because the glass serves as canvas that is then minutely and meticulously painted. The family's glass workshop is inside a 14h-century palazzo located in the historic center of Perugia.
Visitors are welcomed in a small room containing family archives, including books and old photos. Next they proceed to the furnace room, which is still in working order. It looks like an alchemist's studio, with shelves of jars, each one filled with pigments. Afterwards comes the vaulted main room, bathed in sunlight and packed with all sorts of extravagnat furniture, plaster models, cartons, glass of every shape and color.

The star of the visit is a life-size portrait of Margherita of Savoy, Regina Margherita, wife of King Umberto I and Italy's first queen consort. She stands against the rich red of a silky damask curtain and almost impossible to believe, she is made from painted glass.
There are many more splendid pieces in the workshop including a rendering of Perugino's "Incoronation of the Virgin" but the 19th-century Queen is mesmerizing. She could be in any of the world's great museums but she's still in the home of those who created her. Don’t miss this fantastic experience!

9. Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti

Via Tiberio Berardi 5/6 | Traversa di Via Faina, 06123, Perugia, Italy +39 075 40236
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Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti

Monday to friday: am 8,30-12,30 pm 3-6, Saturday and Sunday also available by appointment. The exclusive workshop is located in the fascinating, deconsecrated Romanesque church of San Francesco delle Donne. In August open every morning from Monday to Friday, afternoon and weekend by appointment. Closed the first two weeks of February.

Reviewed By lovenewplaces - Michigan

We knew nothing about weaving and visited on the strength of Trip Advisor reviews. What a wonderful experience! The setting was beautiful and so were the displays of fabrics and textiles. However, what made the the visit so memorable was the owner; she not only explained everything in great detail, she actually demonstrated the working of this museum-quality, ancient equipment . Not only that, but we were ALLOWED to participate and to touch both the priceless machines and the resulting fabrics! How many museums can say that???

10. Eremo delle Carceri

Via Eremo delle Carceri 38, 06081, Assisi, Italy +39 075 812301
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Eremo delle Carceri

The retreat high in the Mountains above Assisi where St. Francis frequently stayed to meditate and pray.

Reviewed By Manuela L - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

It was the refuge in the Mountains of Assisi, of Sant François of Assise, now it's a small monastery for visits, a quit and simple hermit refuge, for relax and meditations; Assisi is in the province of Prerugia, it's a place of pilgrimage.

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