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Perugia in Pictures

If you walk under this arch, you will supposedly not graduate with an undergraduate degree. With so many students in Perugia, it’s the place to avoid.

If you walk under this arch, you will supposedly not graduate with an undergraduate degree. With so many students in Perugia, it’s the place to avoid.

Piazza Dante is the main Piazza in Perugia. Archaeological evidence shows that this area has always been a square, like those featured in many Italian towns. There’s no older foundations of buildings

Piazza Dante is the main piazza in Perugia. Archaeological evidence shows that this area has always been a square, like those featured in many Italian towns. There are no older foundations of buildings underneath the pavement.

This is above my apartment. I walk up so many steps to go to class- 212 to be exact. The walkway you see is part of an old aqueduct that students at the Universita per Stranieri (the University for Foreigners) use to shortcut to class. It also has a superstition that if you walk across it, you won’t graduate.

This is above my apartment. I walk up so many steps to go to class – 212 to be exact. The walkway you see is part of an old aqueduct that students at the Universita per Stranieri (University for Foreigners) use to shortcut to class. It also has a superstition that if you walk across it, you won’t graduate.

The original Etruscan walls that surround the city. The Etruscans were the original settlers and inhabitants of Umbria and Perugia, settling in the region over 3,000 years ago.

The original Etruscan walls that surround the city. The Etruscans were the original settlers and inhabitants of Umbria and Perugia, settling in the region over 3,000 years ago.

The Umbrian countryside. I went to a family farm, open to the public, where we learned to basket weave and make fresh pasta. We also had a home-cooked meal with all the traditional courses, and took a ton of beautiful pictures!

The Umbrian countryside. I went to a family farm that is a part of the Slow Food movement in Italy, which focuses on growing and consuming food locally. We learned to basket weave and make fresh pasta. We also had a home-cooked meal with all the traditional courses, and took a ton of beautiful pictures!

The Christmas lights were still up when we got here, and they were beautiful! A big holiday in Italy is January 6, which is the Feast of the Epiphany. They keep their Christmas decoration up through that.

The Christmas lights were still up when we got here, and they were beautiful! A big holiday in Italy is January 6, which is the Feast of the Epiphany. They keep their Christmas decoration up through that.

This is the main street through Perugia, lined with shops and restaurants and chocolate shops, which is famous in Perugia.

More Christmas lights. This is the main street through Perugia, lined with shops and restaurants and chocolate shops, which are famous in Perugia.

One of the many beautiful views from Perugia. Since the city center is on a hill, you can see all around the city. You can even see the village of Assisi (where St. Francis was from) on a clear day.

One of the many beautiful views from Perugia. Since the city center is on a hill, you can see all around the city. You can even see the village of Assisi (where St. Francis was from) on a clear day.

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