Perugia, queen of the Trasimeno Lake

The capital of the province of Perugia, Perugia, is a city located about 102 miles north from Rome. It has an ancient history which links it to its ancient culture. This is true, but the city is also open to the new traditions.

That is why Perugia is a melting pot of art, both past and present. Here you can find a long list of medieval masterpieces by artists the caliber of Pinturicchio, Piero della Francesca and Perugino; but you can also attend the Umbria Jazz, where artists such as Miles Davis and Sting performed in the past years. It also helds other 2 very famous events: the International Journalism Festival in April, and the Eurochocolate Festival in October.

The city symbol is the griffin, which can be seen in the form of plaques and statues on buildings, prooving the importance of the art. In addition to this, Perugia is also well-known because it is located near Città della Pieve, the hometown of Piero Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino.

Only a few minutes away from Umbria’s stunning capital city, there is the Trasimeno Lake. It is the largest lake in central Italy and the perfect natural habitat for lots of birds. It feels like being in a different place, and you can’t understand how it is possible that such an area is located near a big city. It is just unbelievable, and this is one of the main reasons why tourists are astonished by the lake. And of course they take lots of pictures.

After taking a break in this area, you should visit the city of  Tuoro, where the historic battle between the Romans and the Carthaginians was fought in 217 B.C. Before Christ, not after. This detail can help you to understand how ancient it is and how it has survived for all this time.