Guided tour

Perugia: Old Town Walking Tour, Piazza IV Novembre

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55 reviews

Activity provider: Secret Umbria
Guided tour

Perugia: Old Town Walking Tour, Piazza IV Novembre

Activity provider: Secret Umbria
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From US$ 32.53 per person

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Explore Perugia Old Town on this walking tour with a local guide. Discover the fascinating history of the area while visiting the town's landmarks, including Piazza IV Novembre and Rocca Paolina.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Italian, English


  • Feel like you have stepped into ancient times in the historic Old Town
  • Hear stories about Perugia throughout the millennia
  • Admire the magnificence of the Etruscan Arch and other landmarks
  • Dive into the underground world of the historic Rocca Paolina
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Learn the history of Perugia Old Town on a walking tour for small groups. A local guide will show you through the events that took place in Perugia and that have shaped the city, from the Etruscans to the Romans, until the Papal dominations and the Middle Ages. 


Dive into the historic square, Piazza IV Novembre, and admire the masterpiece of engineering and Gothic sculpture that is the Fontana Maggiore. Lose yourself in the splendid landscapes that the city offers and capture photos of the rolling hills and snowy peaks from Mount Subasio to Assisi.


Cross the main street while your guide unveils curiosities and anecdotes about the city, its characters, and some architectural elements that may go unnoticed. See the Etruscan Arch, built in the 3<sup style="color: black;">rd</sup> Century BC.


Then go underground in the Rocca Paolina, a symbol of the power of the Pope in Perugia. Walk around the old fortress and see the exhibitions on display there.

  • Local guide
  • Entrance to Rocca Paolina
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

The meeting point is in the cloister (and not the church) of Saint Lawrence Cathedral, accessible through a big portal in the main square.

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What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering

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  • This tour is subject to weather conditions
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4.8 /5

based on 55 reviews

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The meeting point was a bit unclear. If I hadnt heard other English voices saying the meeting point was around the corner - I might have missed the tour. Nevertheless the tour was very good, not too long and I saw places I probably wouldn’t have found by myself.

March 28, 2023

We booked an English tour, however our guide was down with Covid. We had an Italian guide, along side a translator who worked in the museum. He did his best to express and did a great job in bringing information and the passion of our Italian guide alive. She is very knowledgeable and her love for Perugia's history is beaming in her eye. We love the tour and I'll recommend it to anyone who would love to know Perugia beneath it's architectural facade. Thank you both! You've left us with a slice of Perugia in our memory.

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March 28, 2023

This was an excellent introduction to the history and architecture of Perugia. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, explained things well, and knew answers to all our many questions! We too the tour on our first day in town, and referred back to what we had learned many times throughout our stay in the city. Grazie!

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 410012