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The Fontana Maggiore
0.03km from Perugia Cathedral
The centrepiece of Piazza IV Novembre, the delicate pink-and-white marble Fontana Maggiore was designed by Fra Bevignate and built by father-and-son team Nicola and Giovanni Pisano between 1275 and 1278. Some 50 bas-reliefs and 24 statues grace the two-tier polygonal basin, representing scenes from the Old Testament, the founding of Rome, the seven 'liberal arts', the signs of the zodiac, a griffin and a lion. The fountain inspired Jacopo di Grondalo for the construction of the fountain Sturina
0.09km from Perugia Cathedral
The National Gallery of Umbria is an Italian state museum located in the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia . It preserves the largest collection of Umbrian works of art and some of the most significant works of art in central Italy, from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century . It is owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities , which since 2014 has included it among the museum institutes with special autonomy.
0.1km from Perugia Cathedral
The Etruscan well, also known as "Pozzo Sorbello" from the name of the family that still owns the building that incorporates the structure, is located in Perugia, in the historic center of the city. Access to the underground space, currently open to the public as a museum, is given, at number 18 in Piazza Danti, by a covered passage that leads to the underground rooms of Palazzo .Sorbello
Palazzo dei Priori
0.1km from Perugia Cathedral
The Palazzo dei Priori or Comunale is one of the best examples in Italy of the public Palace of the età Comunale (XI century). It is in the central Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia, Umbria. It was the seat of the city's government and was designed to express civic pride and represent Perugia's strength and grandeur. Started in 1293, it underwent three additions and was completed in 1443.
Piazza IV Novembre
0.12km from Perugia Cathedral
Piazza IV Novembre is located in the historic center of Perugia, and as Serafino Siepi wrote, "it is the most beautiful and most ancient square in the city, central to the same". The asymmetrical square opens up to the convergence of the five road axes that structure the medieval city and for its scenography, it has represented in every age the privileged place of urban functions: here the ancient forum was located and there are preserved monuments connected to the system urban planning of the E
0.14km from Perugia Cathedral
Corso Vannucci is the main street of Perugia . The street, which takes its name from Pietro Vannucci , a painter born in Città della Pieve and famous with the nickname Il Perugino , develops between imposing and important buildings: Palazzo dei Priori (, Palazzo dei Notari (15th century), Casa di Baldo degli Ubaldi, church of Sant'Isidoro, Palazzo Donini (1716).
Nobile Collegio del Cambio
0.14km from Perugia Cathedral
The Collegio del Cambio is a part of the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, famous above all for the Sala Delle Adienze frescoed by Perugino. It is located at number 25 of Corso Vannucci. The Collegio del Cambio was built between 1452 and 1457. The entrance doorway is a beautifully crafted work in wood that dates back to 1505.
0.24km from Perugia Cathedral
Etruscan Arch, also known as Arch Augustus which date back to the III Century B.C., built along the perimeter of the old Etruscan Wall, it was the most important entrance to the city. It is made of travertine, as most Etruscan buildings, extracted from the cave of Saint Sabina. The cubes were assembled without using any mortar. The arch is placed in the middle of two trapezoidal towers built using the same technique.
0.52km from Perugia Cathedral
The Rocca Paolina is a fortress of the city of Perugia. It was built between 1540 and 1543 at the behest of Pope Paul III and represented, until 1860, the symbol of papal power over the ancient city. inside the fortress, you can also admire the stone remains of the ancient "Giuoco del Pallone", a wooden stadium where this game was played. One of the main attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists by its notable architecture.
National Archaeological Museum of Umbria
0.65km from Perugia Cathedral
The National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - MANU is an archaeological museum based in Perugia in piazza Giordano Bruno. Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has managed it through the Umbrian Museum Complex, which in December 2019 became the Regional Directorate for Museums . The first nucleus of the museum collection dates back to the collection of the Perugian nobleman Francesco Filippo Friggeri, donated to the city in 1790 and exhibited in the Palazzo dei
Città della Domenica
3.7km from Perugia Cathedral
The Città della Domenica is a wildlife amusement park located in Perugia in Ferro di Cavallo. Inaugurated on 21 April 1963, it was the first amusement park to open in Italy. Huge in size for the time, it spread over several hills of Monte Pulito presenting, immersed in the dense Umbrian vegetation, fairytale reconstructions, wildlife areas, and small mechanical attractions for children.
Hypogeum of the Volumnus family
3.87km from Perugia Cathedral
The Hypogeum of the Volumni is an Etruscan hypogeum of uncertain dating but attributable to the second half of the 2nd century BC . The hypogeum is located 5 km southeast from the center of Perugia , in via Assisana, Ponte San Giovanni. It was the tomb of the family of Arunte Volumnio, of the gens Volumnia , an ancient patrician family. According to the oldest sarcophagi, the tomb could be dated to the second half of the second century. It was now one of the main attractions in this area.
8.99km from Perugia Cathedral
The Church of San Pietro was founded in the 10th century on the Monte Calvario. It functioned as the cathedral of Perugia in the 6th century, prior to the status of the cathedral being given to Santo Stefano in Castellare around 936 and then finally to San Lorenzo, the actual cathedral. The presence of many and valuable works makes the basilica of San Pietro the richest and most important collection of works of art in Perugia after the National Gallery of Umbria.
10.23km from Perugia Cathedral
Mount Tezio is a mountain dell ' Umbria center, located about 10 km north of Perugia. The mountain is located on the border between the territories of Perugia, Corciano and Umbertide. The sides of the mountain are covered with oaks of downy oak, oak and elm; these are accompanied by hornbeam and ash, as well as pine forests of various species of conifers. The mountain and its surroundings are part of the Monte Tezio municipal park, which covers an area of about 135 ha.
10.3km from Perugia Cathedral
The Torgiano Wine Museum is a specialized private museum. It is based in Torgiano, in the center of an established wine-growing area located between Perugia and Assisi and known for its Rosso DOC and Torgiano Rosso Riserva DOCG. Founded in 1974 and housed in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Graziani-Baglioni, in the rooms once used for the storage of agricultural products, it is considered one of the most important museums in the sector in Italy.
12.67km from Perugia Cathedral
The Chiascio is a river dell ' Umbria , 81.8 km long tributary on the left bank of the Tiber. The river is mentioned, without being named, by Dante Alighieri in Canto XI of Paradise when the Supreme Poet begins the description of the Assisi area : "Intra Tupino and the water that descends from the hill chosen by Blessed Ubaldo" ... where for "The water that descends from the chosen hill" means the Chiascio river. Along the river, in the municipality of Assisi , is the Petrignano Castle , datin
Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli
16.71km from Perugia Cathedral
The Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli is a church, the Roman Catholic rite, located in Assisi, in the hamlet of the same name, built on project Galeazzo Alessi with speeches by Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola in the second half of the sixteenth century. It has the dignity of a papal basilica and inside there is the Porziuncola, the chapel where Francis of Assisi gathered in prayer, and for this reason the center of Franciscan spirituality.
Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi
18.08km from Perugia Cathedral
The Basilica Superiore, which was built immediately after the lower church and consecrated in 1253, is home to one of Italy's most famous works of art – a cycle of 28 frescoes depicting the life of St Francis. It is a Papal minor basilica and one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. With its accompanying friary, Sacro Convento, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.
18.25km from Perugia Cathedral
The upstream Acuto is an upstream Umbria central. is part of the Perugian Mesozoic massifs. It has the typical shape of a cone and is recognizable from a distance for this characteristic. It is often a destination for excursions to its peak from which you can see an excellent panorama of much of the region. At the top, there is an archaeological site with the remains of a sanctuary from the 6th - 5th century BC where a pastoral deity was venerated.
St. Peter's Abbey
18.41km from Perugia Cathedral
The abbey of San Pietro, incorporated in the fifteenth-century expansion of the walls, is located in front of the gardens of the Frontone, in Perugia , at the end of Borgo XX Giugno, outside the San Pietro gate. It was once the most powerful Benedictine monastery in Umbria. It was founded in the 10th century and was the first bishopric of Perugia.
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Piazza IV Novembre, 06123 Perugia PG, Italy
The Cathedral of San Lorenzo is the main religious building in Perugia , in Umbria . It is the metropolitan cathedral of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve. Formerly the seat of the bishops and archbishops of Perugia, it has been since 1986 the archiepiscopal seat of the Archdiocese of Perugia-Città della Pieve.