From Sismano to Perugia
From Sismano you can take the E 45 highway and reach Perugia. Starting from Piazza IV Novembre, where you will find some Perugia's best sights (Fontana Maggiore, the Cathedral, Palazzo dei Priori), take a walk in Corso Vannucci, Perugia's Main Street. It follows the same pattern of the ancient cardo decumanus, the etruscan - roman road system that linked Colle del Sole to Colle Landone. In Corso Vannucci you will come across some of Perugia's monuments, like Palazzo dei Priori, the city hall, known for its decorated portal. When arrived in Piazza Italia, marvel at the 16th century Rocca Paolina , you can go back to Piazza IV Novembre by Via Biagiotti. The renaissance-gothic Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo is not to miss. Take Via dei Priori and get to St. Bernardino's Oratory. The Oratory is one of the most important monuments of Perugia: an example of Renaissance architecture and decoration, with its polychrome façade embellished by an arch and a tympan, made of terracotta, limestone, white, red and black marble. Starting from St Peter's Basilica you'll go past St. Domenico's Church, built in the XIV century and rebuilt in the XVII century. The remains of the original building are still visible today on the sides and in the apsidal door, while the gothic façade has a beautiful XVI century portal and a double monumental staircase. Nowadays is the Archeological Museum. Walk in via XX Settembre, you'll go past the Santa Maria Nuova Church and end in front of the stunning Arch of August. On the right you'll find the XIII century St. Agostino Church, recontructed many times over the centuries.