Perugia - Perugia 3 - The Salt War and the "Red Wedding

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Perugia 3 - The Salt War and the "Red Wedding

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(162 reviews)
Town centre, Perugia, Italy
50 mins

About the tour

Three tragic days in July 1500 went into history as the Red Wedding or Blood Wedding. Learn about the Baglioni family and see where these dramatic events took place. By the way, did you know you can find reminders of this story in a painting of Raphael and in the "Picture of Dorian Gray"? The year 1540. For Perugia, the Salt War meant the definitive loss of freedom to the Papal power. You won't believe what pope Paul III did to the city of Perugia and how it has consequences until today !

Meet Patrizia-Umbria


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.

What to expect

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 50 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.

Why are they tip-supported?

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.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

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.

Reviews from travellers

Marina (Melbourne, Australia). B.

01 September 2021

Loved the vivid way she described the Blood Wedding of Perugia, the Salt taxes by corrupt popes - everyday life that people had to negotiate. She is a great story teller. The architecture and views were stunning. She also showed maps of Perugia as it was then - a Papal state.. and gave lots of details and connections with other references to this history.

Rochelle S.

31 August 2021

Patrizia provided interesting background and stories. Too bad reception wasn't good in the castle/fortress.

Jean W.

01 August 2021

Very interesting and enjoyable tour. Patrizia is a great guide

Linda R.

31 July 2021

Thank you for another great tour

Elizabeth C.

31 July 2021


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