Perugia city layout

The major neighborhoods, streets, squares, and landmarks of Perugia

The main pedestrian thoroughfare is Corso Vannucci, lined with historic cafes, bars, the city's best stores, and palazzi, with narrow vaulted streets branching off west and east and invariably leading down, often with steps built into them.

The corso is anchored on the north end by Piazza IV Novembre and the Fontana Maggiore, the city's social hub, with the Duomo just beyond it; and on the south end (after widening briefly into Piazza della Repubblica) by Piazza Italia, home to the shaded Giardini Carducci, with benches and a super view over the Tiber Valley.

Beneath the gardens are the foundations of the 16C Rocca Paolina and the scala mobile network of escalators that bring you down through the ruins of the fortress to the town's lower level, main public parking lot, and long-distance bus station at Piazza Partigiani.