Perugia...the land of Chocolate and Deruta! - Follow the Flammias
A few weeks ago, we saw an advertisement online for Eurochocolate in Perugia, an international chocolate festival. Because I figure you have to be crazy not to like chocolate (sorry mom!), it was an easy decision to make the trek.
Slap bang in the middle of the country, Perugia is the best-preserved medieval hill town of its size – nothing has changed architecturally for 400 years. It is also high in the art and culture stakes, with numerous museums and churches, and the two historic universities helps keep the lively nightlife happening, and there’s a never-ending stream of events and concerts. If all of this isn’t reason enough to visit, it’s home to Italy's best chocolate, Perugini.
Explore Perugia holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | With a pristine medieval centre and an international student population, Perugia is Umbria’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Its centro storico (historic centre), seemingly little changed in more than 400 years, rises in a helter-skelter of cobbled alleys, arched stairways and piazzas framed by solemn churches and magnificent Gothic palazzi (mansions). Reminders of its lively and often bloody past are everywhere…