Perugia is a wonderful walled medieval hilly town. It was founded by the Etruscans, successively dominated by the Romans, then a free medieval Commune, then part of the State of the Church, and finally it belongs to the Unitary State of Italy. Every historical epoch left important architectural imprints: hydraulic works, the Etruscan walls, Roman gates, the Great Fountain, the Palace of the Priors (the most important structure of the Middle Ages), and the pictorial Renaissance works of Collegio del Cambio (College of Change). In reality, the historical center of Perugia, in its entirety, is a splendid epitome of arts and civility in Italy. It combines natural beauties with both medieval and modern architectural interests. There are several important museums such as the Archeological Museum and the National Gallery, with a collection of Umbrian and Tuscany paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and considered as one of the most important and richest in Italy. Perugia is located in roughly the center of Italy, in Umbria, which is known to be the “green heart of Italy”. With frequent air connections to Milan and high speed train connections to Rome, Perugia promises to be an ideal location for a workshop. Indeed, the size of the old town located on the top of a hill, preserves the concentration of attendees both during and after technical sessions. Several all-budget accommodations from 2 to 5 stars are within walking distance.
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