1 stop (11h20m)
|Perugia city centre|
|San Francesco d'Assisi International Airport (PEG): 6 mi from city centre|
Planning a dream holiday to Perugia, in Italy's gorgeous Umbria region? Start your trip with cheap flights to Perugia Airport (PEG) onboard Ryanair from London. Ryanair is the only airline that flies directly to Perugia from the UK. Alternatively, Rome is three hours away by car hire.
Perugia is a gem for architecture, medieval art, jazz and even chocolates. Summer is the most popular time of the year to visit although most of the city's students tend to leave town during those months.
Direct flights to Perugia take 2 hours and 25 minutes from London.
Perugia is a centre to medieval art and architecture. There are few cities that will satisfy the casual wanderer with its aqueduct, squares, fountains, gates and underground streets from centuries ago. A city that is truly hard to forget.
Cathedral of San Lorenzo: Unusually the side of this church faces the city's main square, just one thing that sets this cathedral apart from many others. Explore the Roman ruins underneath and also spot the external pulpit, also an unusual feature.
Umbria Jazz Festival: The city hosts one major event every year and a very good reason to book flights to Perugia. Many concerts are free and has hosted just about every famous jazz musician in history. The festival takes place in July.
Underground Perugia: There is plenty hiding underneath Perugia's streets. Take an escalator underground in the Lower Town and wander the city's ancient streets before coming back up into daylight at Piazza Italia.
Find more information on Perugia Tourism.
There are plenty of hotels in Perugia but if you arrive in July, in time for the jazz festival then you can count on prices and availability becoming a problem. It's essential to book your rooms in advance if you visit in the summer. As for the rest of the year, hotels are generally cheaper than other tourist cities in Italy.
Mmm... did someone say chocolate? Head to Perugia this fall and take a bite out of Eurochocolate 2011, Europe's most renown chocolate festival in Italy!