Perugia is one of the most important art cities in Italy.
Its origins belong to the Umbrian population and date back to the Eleventh century B.C.
Perugia appears for the first time in a written document under the name of Perusia and was one of the twelve federate Etruscan towns. It has Etruscan origins and its first settlement comes from between the Sixth and the Fifth centuries B.C.
In a first Umbrian settlement it was a city, then it passed under the control of the Etruscans, becoming one of the most important centers.
After being conquered by Rome Perugia was involved in the civil war between Antonio and Ottaviano; the latter conquered the city in 40 B.C. and it suffered a lot of damages.
When it was rebuilt, it took the title of “Augusta”.
After the fall of the Roman Empire Perugia becomes part of the Byzantine domains, then in the eleventh century it becomes an independent district annexed to the Papal State.
In 1540, after several internal conflicts that culminated in the lordship of “Braccio Fortebraccio da Montone”, Perugia passed under the control of the Papal State. In this period Pope Paolo III had Sangallo build the Rocca Paolina fortress, a symbol of the papal power over the city. The papal supremacy continued until the birth of the Kingdom of Italy.
Today one can still admire the traces of its past in the corners of the old town, from the Etruscan to the Roman period, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, integrated in an unforgettable atmosphere made of culture, environment, art and history.
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