Best areas and hotels in Perugia where to sleep to visit the city

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Although less famous than Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples and Milan, visit Perugia it can be the same a beautiful and full of emotions experience. Capital of Umbria, Perugia is a city rich in art, history and culture, with a beautiful and fascinating historic center, one of the best preserved in Italy.

To best visit the city, the best choice is stay and sleep in the center of Perugia or in its immediate vicinity, where most of the main attractions. Hotels and hotel facilities in the historic center also issue a pass to be able to access it even by carotherwise not possible.



This incredible city, capable of enclosing almost 3.000 years of history in a relatively small space, it will give you a gift a wonderful stay full of emotions and experiences, whether you are staying for a short weekend or for a longer holiday to visit the city at its best.

Best hotel in Perugia where to sleep

Etruscan Chocohotel

One of the best hotels to sleep in Perugia. This exclusive chocolate-themed property is located just 1 km from the historic center and the train station of Perugia, and also offers a free covered car park. They accept dogs and small pets.

 

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Hotel La Rosetta

Located in the historic center of Perugia, just 400 meters from the cathedral, this 4-star hotel is one of the most beautiful and characteristic of the city. The welcome and services are of a good standard, as are the rooms. Some rates, in addition to breakfast, also include dinner, perfect for those looking for half board.



 

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Locanda della Posta Boutique Hotel

Located in a period building dating back to the 18th century, in the center of Perugia, this charming 4-star hotel is a good choice both for couples looking for a romantic holiday, and for families with children who want to stay in a central location.

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Bonazzi Hotel

Located a few steps from the picturesque Piazza IV Novembre, this hotel is a good solution for sleeping in the center without breaking the bank. The rooms are comfortable and clean and equipped with amenities such as satellite TV and free internet access.

 

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Sangallo Palace

Located between the railway station and the University of Perugia, practically in the heart of Perugia, it is one of the most prestigious hotels in the city. It boasts high-end amenities such as a wellness area, complete with a heated swimming pool and gym.

 

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Hotel S. Ercolano

This small 2-star hotel is a good economic solution to sleep near the historic center of Perugia. The hotel is located in front of the Pincetto del Minimetro stop and there is a free car park nearby. They accept dogs and small pets.


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Hotel Fortuna

Located just 100 meters from Corso Vannucci and 350 meters from Piazza IV Novembre, this charming 3-star hotel dating back to 1300 is a perfect solution for sleeping in a central location and for couples looking for a romantic trip. They accept dogs and small pets.


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Sina Brufani

If you are looking for an exclusive stay with top-level services, this 5-star hotel is the best choice for spending a wonderful weekend in the Umbrian capital, but also for longer stays. They accept dogs and small pets.

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Hotel Astor

Located in front of the Perugia railway station and a few meters from the Minimetro station, an automatic rail transport that allows you to easily reach the historic center, it is the optimal solution for those arriving by train in Perugia.

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Grifone Hotel Restaurant

Even if it is not in a central position, the hotel is very welcoming and in addition to the abundant breakfast in the morning, for lunch and dinner it is possible to taste Italian dishes and Umbrian specialties at the hotel restaurant.

 

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Hotel Giò Wine and Jazz Area


This 4 star hotel is one of the best hotels to stay in Perugia. It is located just 5 minutes by Minimetro from the main square and offers various useful services such as a solarium terrace, a gym and free car parking.

 

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Perugia Plaza Hotel

This 4-star hotel is one of the best solutions where to sleep, as well as among the most choices, for those arriving in Perugia for business reasons. Some rates also include breakfast and dinner in the exclusive restaurant. This hotel is a good choice as a base for visiting the sights and cities near Perugia.


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How to visit Perugia

Although the city is quite large by extension, as we have previously mentioned most of the main attractions are located at the top of the hill in the historic center.

If you have the hotel in a central location, you can easily visit the historic center walking. If you arrive by train you can reach the historic center with the Minimeter, a convenient automatic public transport by rail, whose ticket costs € 1,50. From other areas you can use the bus, very frequent and the cost of which is € 1,50.

If you want to reach the center in auto, it is advisable to park the car in Piazza Partigiani (the main parking for tourists) and then reach the historic center with a series of escalators from where you can admire Rocca Paolina, a medieval citadel and other interesting things.

“Perugia Città Museo” Card: to visit museums and monuments

To visit Perugia it is advisable to purchase the “Perugia Città Museo” card which allows access to the main museums and cultural sites of the city, through an extraordinary journey between art and history. The ticket is valid for 48 hours and it costs 14 € for adults e 10 € for students. The adult ticket also allows entry to a child under 18.

This unique ticket allows you to visit the following museums, monumental and archaeological sites: two Colleges, the Chapel of San Severo, the National Gallery of Umbria, the Hypogeum of the Volumni, the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria, the Palazzo della Penna Museum, the Etruscan Well, Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso, the Capitular Museum of San Lorenzo, ...

How to get to Perugia

Perugia being located in a perfectly central position, it can be easily reached from all over Italy by car, bus, train and even by plane. Let's see now what are the recommended means based on preferences and starting points.

By plane

Perugia has a small regional airport which, however, with the arrival of low cost airlines has seen a constant growth of passengers and tourists from year to year. The main airline operating from Perugia airport is Ryanair. The airports of Pisa, Florence, Rome and Bologna may be an alternative choice.

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By train

There are direct trains to Perugia from Rome and Florence, while if you want to reach the Umbrian capital from other areas of Italy you have to make at least one change. From Rome by train it takes about 3 hours, while from Florence only 2 hours.

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By bus

The bus can be a good alternative choice to the train, if with the latter you need to make at least one change to reach Perugia. For example, the company FlixBus has many direct routes from various Italian cities to the Umbrian city.

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By car

In most cases, the car is the best solution to reach Perugia. The city is located a short distance from the A1 motorway that goes from Rome to Milan and therefore allows you to get there very easily and in a short time. The distances by car from Perugia are as follows: Florence 2 hours, Rome 2 hours, Bologna 3 hours, Naples 4 hours and Milan 5 hours.

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