Top Historical Places in Perugia

Are you looking to explore the history of Perugia through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Perugia including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Perugia. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Perugia ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Perugia, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Perugia for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Perugia with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Rocca Paolina

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle, Historical Site, Entertainment

    This castle was built in 1373 and was considered to be a part of evidence of Cardinal Aegidius Albornoz’s power and control. Major parts of the castle were destroyed in an uprising but its large walls remain even today and are visible externally. The best way to reach it is to go to the Piazza Partigiani’s underground parking and take an escalator from there. It is worth visiting fo...Read more
  2. Corso Vannucci

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Entertainment

    This is one of the main streets in the city which gets its name from a painter named Pietro Vannucci. It is home to some beautiful and historic attractions having great significance along with various boutiques, shops, libraries, theatres, bars and shops and is a great for evening walks. It also marks the entrance to the National Gallery of Umbria where the street intersects with via dei Priori...Read more
  3. Cathedral Of San Lorenzo

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Cathedral

    This cathedral is dedicated to Saint Lorenzo and was completed in 1490. You will find incomplete pink and white marble lozenges on the outside while the main façade boasts of a trial section which faces the smaller Piazza Dante. Some remarkable Renaissance structures, Roman walls, Cosmatesque mosaics and ancient fragments all together forms the exteriors with the interiors being equally ...Read more
  4. Tempio Di Sant' Angelo

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Historical Site

    This is a paleo-Christian circular temple which dates to the 5th and 6th century and is dedicated to the Archangel Michael. The place was made into a fort in 1479 but was restored in 1948 to reveal closed windows and ancient frescoes. You will find Corinthian capped columns here inside the church which is famous for the Romanesque style of architecture along with Byzantine influences in the pla...Read more
  5. National Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site

    This museum was set up in San Domenico’s convent in 1948. A lot of archaeological digs gave way to the collection which began in the late 18th century. You can visit the various sections of this museum which reflect on different periods and also display objects and collectables found in those eras. You will find the famous ‘Cippus of Perugia’ here too. Visitors interested in k...Read more
  6. Necropoli Del Palazzone

    Tags: Outdoors, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Neighborhoods

    The chamber tomb which was discovered in 1840 happens to be an excellent and renowned example of Etruscan tombs found in the Hellenistic period. This site surrounds the Hypogeum and contains many chamber tombs which were a part of archaic and Hellenistic. You will find architecturally rich tombs which contain a gabled lid with writings or gables and are decorated with motifs. Some tombs also ha...Read more
  7. Porta Sole

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Ancient Ruin

    This is also known as the Sun Gate and is famous for being the city’s highest point. It gives a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and one reaches an altitude of 493 meters above sea level on reaching it. One will find that between the Etruscan walls there is an open door which was renovated during the middle Ages. One can sit here and relax for a while and enjoy the view thoroughly.
  8. Museo Del Capitolo

    Tags: Religious Site, Museum, Archaeological Site , Cathedral

    Housed in a medieval structure right next to the Cathedral of San Lorenzo in Perugia and is a cultural hotspot of the city. Set up in 1923 with contribution from famous art historian Umberto Gnoli and was renovated in 2000. The museum has excellent art materials, findings and a special archaeological trail with the remains of the buildings Etruscan - Roman acropolis of the city, winding for abo...Read more
  9. Cathedral Of San Pietro

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Educational Site

    This cathedral was founded in the 10th century. A nave and 2 aisles can be seen in the interiors basilica plan and it houses some of the most valuable art collections that can be found in this city. You will also get to see arcades on grey marble columns which are quite antique along with a wood-panelled choir in the presbytery. A beautiful garden in front of the abbey makes for a nice place to...Read more
  10. Captain Palace Image
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    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Captain Palace is a beautiful historical monument. You will get to learn many interesting historical facts about this place on your visit. The architecture of this palace is very beautiful. The environment is quite pleasant and you will have a wonderful experience over here. You can spend as much time as you want exploring through the different parts of the palace. You can visit Captain Palace ...Read more