Perugia travel guide

Porta di Venere, from the Roman era, made of white travertine, with its three arches and the two towers of Properzio in Perugia, Italy
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Introduction to Perugia

Welcome to Perugia! This Italian comune is a bucket list destination, home to many famous attractions, including Piazza IV Novembre, Rocca Paolina, and Carducci Gardens. In this ultimate travel guide to Perugia, you will learn everything you need to know before booking your ticket to Italy. Discover the day-to-day life of the 165,683 people who call Perugia home and explore the city’s fascinating history, rich culture, and distinct architecture.

Easily accessible from San Francesco d Assisi airport, Perugia is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Italy any time of the year.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Perugia as you explore this spectacular city.

Traveling to Perugia is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the city of Perugia below!

Top services in Perugia

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Perugia, Italy. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 264 airlines that fly to Italy. Browse the 147 top-rated tours available to you in Perugia. Compare the rates and services of the 5 types of places to stay in Perugia and the 4 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Perugia.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Perugia, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Perugia on your vacation in Italy.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Perugia from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the city of Perugia!

What to see in Perugia

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Perugia has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Perugia.

Top attractions in Perugia

Home to plenty of top attractions, Perugia is more than just a wonderful city in Italy. Perugia is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Italy.

One fascinating sight in Perugia is the unforgettable Piazza IV Novembre. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Perugia.

Piazza IV Novembre is open for visitors at any time of the day and is located at Piazza IV Novembre, 06100 Perugia PG, Italy.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Italy, check out our list of top attractions in Perugia below. Discover the best places to visit in Perugia, including the fascinating Piazza IV Novembre, Rocca Paolina, Carducci Gardens, Frontone Gardens, and National Gallery.

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Things to do in Perugia

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Enrich your travel experience in Perugia by joining tours and activities. Perugia offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Perugia below.

Most popular experiences in Perugia

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the city of Perugia.

Perugia offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Walking Tours, Cooking Classes, and Lunch Experiences are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Italy.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Perugia by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Perugia

Travelers in Perugia can choose from 14 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Food & Drink Experiences is the answer.

The most popular tour in Perugia is the fantastic Taste Perugia Food Tour Led by Local. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Perugia one of the best travel destinations in Italy.

Perugia also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable TASTING Selection of 3 wines in Montefalco is the cheapest tour in the city. This experience costs around 12 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Perugia. Around 1 traveler have given this activity an average rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Discover the best things to do in Perugia. Choose from 147 fantastic tours and activities available in the city.

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Vacation packages in Perugia

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The best and easiest way to visit Perugia is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Italy.

Booking a vacation package to Perugia means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Perugia to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Perugia is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find unique vacation packages to Perugia, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Perugia.

Find vacation packages in Perugia

Discover and compare vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Perugia.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Perugia get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in Italy. Your customized holiday package to Perugia is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Perugia

To get to the city of Perugia the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Italy can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Perugia by booking flights with any of the 7 airlines that offer direct flights to San Francesco d Assisi airport. Some airlines that operate flights to San Francesco d Assisi airport are Ryanair, Air China, Ethiopian Airlines, Pegasus, and United Airlines. Go to this page to compare all flights to Perugia.

To reach the city of Perugia, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at San Francesco d Assisi airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Perugia, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to San Francesco d Assisi airport and Perugia below.

Find cheap flights to Perugia

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Perugia, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Italy. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Perugia, Italy, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Perugia costs around 16 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Perugia cost approximately 18 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on May 19 and the return flight is scheduled on May 16. The flight time is around 2 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Alghero-Fertilia.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Italy and the city of Perugia from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Perugia

Travelers visiting Perugia in Italy can fly to San Francesco d Assisi airport directly from 1000 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to San Francesco d Assisi airport and the city of Perugia in Italy depart from San Francesco d Assisi airport in Perugia, Italy, Greenville–Spartanburg International airport in Greenville, the United States, and Sydney airport in Sydney, Australia.

Travelers can fly to Italy by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Perugia; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Greenville; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Sydney.

The airline that operates most flights to Italy is Emirates. Emirates offers 40 scheduled flight routes to Italy.

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Where to stay in Perugia

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Perugia is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Perugia usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Perugia offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Perugia and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Perugia planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Perugia, you'll find 5 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Italy can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Perugia. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Perugia.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Perugia in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Perugia

A trip to the fascinating Perugia, Italy, means opportunities to relax at any of the 5 different types of places to stay in the city. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 155 vacation rental apartments, 150 hotels, 41 cottages, 23 bed & breakfasts and 11 guesthouses. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Perugia provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the city, La Meridiana Urban Hotel Perugia is one of the top picks of travelers in Perugia.

The hotel is located at Via del Discobolo 42 06132 Perugia Italy and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Restaurant, and Free Wi-Fi.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Perugia. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

For approximately 36 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Double Room at this popular vacation rental apartment.

Below is a list of all 5 different types of places to stay in Perugia. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Perugia

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Perugia for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the city is home to around 380 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Perugia provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Perugia are created equal, finding the best in the city often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Perugia.

Sina Brufani offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Perugia. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out La Meridiana Urban Hotel Perugia, the top 4-star hotel in the city. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Perugia, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Hotel Fortuna, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Perugia. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Perugia on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Perugia that match the information provided.

Car rental in Perugia

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Perugia. Perugia has 4 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Perugia start from 84.31 EUR per day or 590.18 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Toyota Yaris.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Perugia, starting from 42.97 EUR per day or 300.77 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Fiat Panda.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Perugia, Italy, below.

Popular types of car rental in Perugia

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Perugia to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Perugia can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Italy at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Perugia is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Perugia is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Perugia.

Check out all options available in Perugia and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in Italy below.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful city of Perugia. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Perugia, Italy, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Perugia

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The city of Perugia is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Italy. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Italy has it all.

Italy is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Italy that are as magical as the city of Perugia. The most popular travel destinations in Italy are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Italy

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Italy. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Learn more about Italy

There are many reasons to visit the city of Perugia, but a trip to Italy needs no explanation.

Exploring Italy, which spans 301,338 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Italy offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Piazza IV Novembre, Rocca Paolina, and the Carducci Gardens, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Italy.

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Domestic flights from Perugia


A taste of Italy through a visit to Perugia can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Perugia to another remarkable destination in Italy.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Perugia to other spectacular locations in Italy, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Perugia

Travelers in Italy can catch flights to domestic airports in Palermo, Rome, Milan, Catania, and Cagliari. Domestic flights in Italy are operated by 4 airlines: Ryanair, Wizz Air Malta, AlbaWings, and Aeroitalia. There are around 20 scheduled flight routes operating to Perugia on a weekly basis.

From Perugia, travelers can book scheduled flights to 19 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Perugia depart to many top-rated destinations in Italy and are offered by Ryanair, Wizz Air Malta, and AlbaWings.

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Traveling to another city or region in Italy? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Perugia to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Italy on the selected dates.

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