The Perugia Committee is happy to share the following travel information with Grand Rapids area residents that are planning to visit our Sister City and the Umbria Region of Italy.
Since this information is updated annually, and although every attempt has been made to provide accurate information, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Recommended Hotels listed by price, higher to lower
Hotel Brufani Palace
Il Covone, (Argitourismo) http://www.covone.com
Hotel La Rosetta*
Written and developed by friends at the Umbra Institute, this is a guide aimed at students preparing to live and study in Perugia, so there are various insider tips for a good time and interesting places to check out that aren’t always mentioned on other tourist sites:
Il Bacio: is a cozy cellar restaurant right off of Corso Vanucci that prepares a really good pizza among a variety of pasta and meat dishes. The place is usually packed – so there’s often a wait, but you can order pizzas to go.
Civico 25: If you want something off the beaten tourist path on Via Viola. You won’t find an English menu, but the seasonal food is prepared creatively, and the wine selection is exceptional. In the summer there are a few places to sit outside.
Osteria del Tempo Perso: Another hidden restaurant. This one is a little more difficult to find near the Universita per Stranieri. Perfect if you really want wholesome, traditional food in a warm environment. Excellent wine list.
Il Parma: down Via Dei Priori 27. If you’re looking for a quick panino or something to pack for a picnic, Il Parma is a little shop with all the basics, but the made-to-order Panini here are hands-down the best.
IL Sole: Via della Rupe, 1, Check out the great panoramic view and food.
CAFES / Gelato / Pastries:
Sandri Pasticceria: Historic café on the Corso Vanucci with impressive showcase displays and great breakfasts.
Gelateria Gambrinus: Ice-Cream di Carloni Matteo on Via Luigi Bonazzi has excellent gelato and so many flavors to choose from! The Trecento (300) and the limone are memorable (though not together).
Cioccolateria Augusta Perusia : Sells high quality chocolates and even better gelato. It’s very close to Universita per Stranieri at Via Pinturicchio 2. (site is only in Italian).
Pasticceria Dell’Accademia: On Via Dei Priori 52 has the best “cornetto” and fresh pastry selection. Every other week they host evenings of philosophical debates – if you’re interested.
You can get an excellent cappuccino and brioche almost anywhere in Perugia, but at:
Milano Lounge Café they’ll serve you with a smile. It’s a location of choice for any drink (7am-2am) as they have delicious espresso, excellent cocktails, wine and rich appetizer combinations. Enter on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 2.
Il Birraio: on Via Prome is a spacious, two floor bar with a warm, almost oriental atmosphere. Perfect for a relaxing evening where you can enjoy a house-brewed beer and actually hold a conversation with friends.
Café de Perugia: The Best Hot Chocolate and great breakfasts
Food and Wine Tours:
Perugina Chocolate Factory
Azienda Agraria Carini Carlo e Marco
Strada del Tegolaro – Frazione Canneto – 06070 Colle Umberto (Perugia)
Telefono: 0039 0756059495 – Fax: 0039 0756059495
http://www.agrariacarini.it – firstname.lastname@example.org
They run also the famous Wine Museum http://www.lungarotti.it/fondazione/muvit/index.php
and the Olive Oil Museum http://www.lungarotti.it/fondazione/moo/index.php
Viale Giorgio Lungarotti, 2 – 06089 Torgiano (Perugia)
Telefono: 0039 075988661 – Fax: 0039 0759886650
http://www.lungarotti.it – email@example.com
Olive Oil Production
English speaking tour guides for historic tour of Perugia – all the guides we work with are from www.guideinumbria.com the only professional company authorized to do this service. Visit the website or call Monia or Antonella at 075 573 2933.
Spoleto – Spoleto Festival of the two Worlds: late-June – mid-July
Trasimeno Lake: Trasimeno Music Festival: June-July
Perugia: list of events
Web site links for tourist information:
Other important sites in the greater Perugia and surrounding Umbrian Region:
- Town of Assisi
- Town of Deruta
- Town of Spello