Perugia, the big “Arce Guelfa” is situated in the centre of the region, with 5 historical city blocks enclosed by Etruscan walls: huge bastions made of gigantic boulders, squared and built up more than 22 centuries ago and still visible for long stretches.

When Rome still was an encampment of huts, the Etruscan city of Perugia already had 7 city gates, among which specially impressive is the Porta Pulchra or d’Augusto.

Entering through Porta San Pietro, redone by Agostino di Duccio in 1475, on the right side there is the San Domenico church:the extremely important Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell’Umbria was established in the adjacent cloister and convent.