Perugia is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Perugia one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Perugia is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Perugia or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Perugia. Explore the historical monuments of Perugia with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Perugia guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Perugia page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Perugia landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Perugia.
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Corso Vannucci | Piazza Italia, Perugia, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 a...
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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 ...
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Piazza 4 Novembre, 06123 Perugia, Italy
07:30 am - 07:00 pm
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 ...
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Vai Del Tempio, Perugia, Italy
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 architec...
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Piazza G. Bruno, 10| Ex Convento S. Domenico, 06100 Perugia, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
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 Pe...
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Via Assisana, 53, 06087 Perugia, Italy
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
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 an...
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Via Bontempi, 06122, Perugia, Italy
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.
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Piazza 4 Novembre, 06123 Perugia, Italy
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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...
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Via Borgo XX Giugno, 06100 Perugia, Italy
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 ...