Umbria’s cosmopolitan capital city is a large medieval hilltop town well worth a visit. Famous for its university, annual jazz festival and chocolate, it’s a lively city full of students, tourists and locals filling café terraces and moseying around cobbled streets. Rising up above the city is the centro storico, which you can walk to, or take an elevator up the hillside. Here you will see many of the sites of Perugia including the main square – Piazza IV Novembre, home to the national gallery and Fontana Maggiore, an intricately carved medieval fountain. There’s also restaurants and bars, and clothes, jewellery and shoe shops, many of which are on the Corso Vannucci As with many Umbrian towns, make sure you explore Perugia’s cobbled streets, and the surrounding countryside including nearby Lake Trasimeno – the fourth biggest lake in Italy. And for those with a sweet tooth, visit the annual Eurochocolat festival. Perugia is home to the Italy’s famous Baci (kiss) chocolates, and for a real treat, visit the Etruscan Chocohotel with its restaurant and chocolate menu.