Car Hire Perugia Fontivegge Train Station
Find your perfect hire car at Perugia Fontivegge Train StationPerugia is the impressive capital city of Umbria. Picturesquely set in central Italy, amid hilltops and valleys, this beautiful destination has much to boast about. From medieval streets, museums and art galleries, to delicious local cuisine and fantastic shopping, your itinerary will be full to the brim. Make the most of your time here by arranging an Avis hire car at Perugia Fontivegge Train Station.
Plan your journey from Perugia Fontivegge Train StationAncient architecture is everywhere in the city centre of Perugia, only a short drive from the train station. Keep an eye out for impressive monuments, such as the Fontana Maggiore, which is widely regarded as the most beautiful medieval fountain in the region. Other must-see landmarks include the city’s castle, Rocca Paolina and the cathedral, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo. Perugia has many ornate palaces worth seeing; the 13th century Palazzo dei Priori, the 16th century Palazzo della Penna and the 18th century Gallenga Stuart Palace.
Navigating the ancient city walls is like stepping back in time. Originating from many different eras, some of the walls date back to 400 BC. It’s easy to feel intrigued on a stroll around the medieval archways, doors and stairwells. Those who want to learn more about the history and culture of Perugia can visit the National Gallery of Umbria, the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria and the Museum of Fine Arts.
For a touch of retail therapy, head to the historic centre where traditional art workshops and handicraft stores are located. The Gherlinda shopping centre is the place to find designer outlets.
No trip to Perugia would be complete without indulging in the tantalising local cuisine. From traditional bistros to contemporary restaurants, there’s something to tempt a wide variety of palates. Head to the local markets and buy a sandwich filled with porchetta, the regional speciality found throughout central Italy.
Perugia is the gateway to Umbria. Just decide where to go and begin your journey in your rental car.
Beyond Perugia Fontivegge Train StationFrom colourful cities and characterful towns to rolling countryside dotted with vineyards and olive groves, Umbria is best explored by car.
Situated 30 minutes away by car east of Perugia, the small town of Assisi is worth a day trip for its spectacular views, scrumptious food and medieval architecture. With a mountainous backdrop and forested surroundings, describing Assisi as merely picturesque is a considerable understatement.
Top sights to explore here include Rocca Maggiore, a ruined 14th century castle overlooking the town on the slopes of Mount Subasio, and the 13th century Basilica di San Francesco.
Tuscany is famous for being one of the most popular regions to visit in Italy, and it’s only an hour-and-a-half's drive from Perugia. Drive around the vineyard-lined hills or visit historic towns such as Pisa (where the famous leaning tower is located) or visit Siena, a medieval hillside town with great museums and architecture. There are plenty of attractions in this region.
Italy’s iconic capital is easily reached within two hours from Perugia and should not be missed when planning day trips around the area. Head south and once you arrive in this enchanting city, you can explore its renowned sights. These include the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon, as well as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Sistine Chapel.
To reach the best of Perugia and the surrounding regions, just get in your hire car and drive.