Piazza IV Novembre
Possibly my favourite stop on our recent trip to Italy was Perugia. It's the capital of the Umbria region (next door to Tuscany) and was just beautiful. It's one of the few places that Andy has been to on business and said he absolutely had to take me back to .... it took a while, but we finally made it.
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
The weather was a little bit iffy for the two days we were there, so we bought a ticket to all the museums and went and looked at some amazing frescoes. Sadly no photography was allowed and this was strictly enforced, so I can't show you the incredibly vivid colours on some very old art. Believe me, it was stunning - especially the frescoes in the Nobile Collegio del Cambio (Guild of Money Changers!).
Via dell Acquedotto
The heart of the old town is on top of a hill and is quite flat to walk round which was a relief as my legs needed to recover from climbing the towers in Florence! But wander away from the centre and there were lots and lots of steps!
Looking down at the view from Porta Marzia
Perugia's other claim to fame is its chocolate (Baci). The town holds a chocolate festival every year ... in fact it's on this weekend, so we timed our visit very badly indeed! We didn't go and do the factory tour because Andy's already seen the factory (part of his business trip) and the probability was I wouldn't be able to eat the chocolate!
Next stop ... Siena!