Protected by its memories, Perugia straddles Trasimeno lake and the verdant plain that stretches as far as Spoleto. An important town in the Comunale period, it knew the magnificence of lordships, from that of Biordo Michelotti up the Baglioni families. It was later influenced by strong hand of the Papacy, with the great Paul III, who had the imposing Rocca built, taking in an entire neighborhood.
Always a city of culture, it was the centre of the Umbrian painting academy, the with Pinturicchio, the young Raphael, and Perugino.
Today, with the two universities, the cosmopolitan people who frequent them, the rhythms of one of the most popular jazz events in America and Europe, Perugia is open to the world, aware of the values of its tradition and the warm hospitality of the Umbrian people.