Perugia was a majestic Etruscan town 2300 years ago. You can still tell when you see the impressive Etruscan Townwalls. These were 3km long and had 7 gates. What most visitors don't know is that the position of the gates were built according to surprising cosmic beliefs. Ever heard of the Gate of Ivory and false dreams and the Gate of Horn and true dreams? Well, Perugia can proudly still present these after more than 2000 years ! Let me tell you all about it and much more while we walk along these walls and through these gates!
Patrizia’s our archaeologist-turned-tour guide, who’s had so much fun guiding visitors around the green heart of Italy. Perugia's always ready to throw a surprise. Although the city's not very famous, it doesn't shy away from entertaining its visitors with its stories and breathtaking views. "Perugia during the Umbria Jazz festival is magical! Every day at noon, a New Orleans band marches up and down the main street to get people to dance and follow them to the different free concert venues. Lovely music, and magical atmosphere through the night!" she says. On her tours, you might catch a smatter of different languages - she's a polyglot who speaks 5 languages. "A funny incident was that on a very busy day, I was halfway through my tour in Perugia before it hit me that I was doing it in the wrong language and nobody had dared to interrupt me!" she laughs. “I always try to convey some typical Italian word or proverb ready to be used immediately. Normally by the end of the tour, everyone remembers it and who knows...continues to use it at home!” Her goal as a professional guide is still to surprise the visitors. She almost stumbled into the exciting space of guiding visitors around her city. When she was working as an archaeologist on excavation sites and museums, she enjoyed showing Perugia's beautiful landscape. "And then I got the chance to accompany groups throughout Europe, and decided being a guide was the profession where I could combine my different interests: history, languages and meeting people from all over the world," she quips. As Marcel Proust said: you don't always have to travel to new destinations but you have to look at them with new eyes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Perugia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Perugia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
08 June 2021
As always, Patrizia brings her incredible knowledge to a fascinating tour. It is difficult to incorporate the beliefs of an ancient culture - in this case, the Etruscans - into a walking tour, yet Patrizia makes it seem effortless; mixing information, architecture, and diagrams/maps she brings along to illustrate what she is discussing. I highly recommend this and all her tours.
Lila (Georgia, USA) L.
08 June 2021
nice tour - thanks!
Di. (Minneapolis, Minnesota) B.
08 June 2021
Beautiful medieval town, & interesting background about the gods, birds & sky "signs", as well as the arches. Thank you for sharing this place🥰
08 June 2021
Absolutely brilliant. A very complicated place and society. Looking forward to the others.
19 May 2021
thank you, a great tour