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Città della Domenica

Città della Domenica

5.31km from San Pietro

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.

Piazza IV Novembre

Piazza IV Novembre

8.9km from San Pietro

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

Nobile Collegio del Cambio

Nobile Collegio del Cambio

8.96km from San Pietro

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.

Palazzo dei Priori

Palazzo dei Priori

8.98km from San Pietro

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.

Corso Vannucci

Corso Vannucci

8.98km from San Pietro

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).

National Gallery

National Gallery

8.98km from San Pietro

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.

Perugia Cathedral

Perugia Cathedral

8.99km from San Pietro

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.

The Fontana Maggiore

The Fontana Maggiore

8.99km from San Pietro

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

Rocca Paolina

Rocca Paolina

9.01km from San Pietro

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.

Etruscan Arch

Etruscan Arch

9.05km from San Pietro

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.

Etruscan Well

Etruscan Well

9.08km from San Pietro

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

National Archaeological Museum of Umbria

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

Monte Tezio

Monte Tezio

10.74km from San Pietro

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.

Isola Polvese

Isola Polvese

11.32km from San Pietro

The Polvese island is the largest of the three existing in Lake Trasimeno, in Umbria. Used as a scientific-educational park, it is owned by the province of Perugia. Mainly based on fishing in the past centuries, now the island lives above all on environmental tourism. In fact, the presence of a small beach and areas equipped for outdoor snacks, as well as a restaurant, attract a large number of tourists during the summer.

Hypogeum of the Volumnus family

Hypogeum of the Volumnus family

12.3km from San Pietro

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.

Lago Trasimeno

Lago Trasimeno

14.96km from San Pietro

The Trasimeno Lake is a tectonic lake in the province of Perugia, in the region Umbria, it has an area of 128 km², the largest lake of ' central Italy, fourth among Italian lakes after the Lake Como; this extension is flanked by a scarce depth, which makes it classified as a laminar lake. The hills around the lake are the area of ​​production of the wine called Colli del Trasimeno.

Wine Museum

Wine Museum

16.3km from San Pietro

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.

Isola Maggiore

Isola Maggiore

16.36km from San Pietro

L ' Isola Maggiore is one of three natural islands of the Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. Administratively, it is a fraction of the municipality of Tuoro Sul Trasimeno in the province of Perugia. It has 15 inhabitants and has an area of ​​24 hectares, enclosed in a perimeter of 2 km. The coast of the island is located at 258 m asl, while the summit reaches the level of 309 m.

Monte Acuto

Monte Acuto

16.46km from San Pietro

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.

Rocca del Leone

Rocca del Leone

18.1km from San Pietro

The Rocca del Leone, or medieval fortress, is an interesting irregular pentagonal structure, dominated by a triangular tower 39 meters high; at the corners, four towers fortify the crenelated walls. The fort is located in Castiglione del Lago, in Umbria, on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. The real fortress is constituted by the extreme appendage of the bulwark that encloses the small peninsula on the Trasimeno. The male exercised careful surveillance activities on the lake and the neighboring lan

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San Pietro

San Pietro

06073 San Pietro, Province of Perugia, Italy

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.