Venue and accomodation

TRAVEL 
Perugia is located in central Italy and is served by rail, air and motorway connections.

ACCOMMODATION
A list of recommended hotels will be provided to participants.

VENUE
Perugia is the most important city in Umbria, the ancient land of the Etruscans. The name Umbria conjures up an idea of peace and tranquillity, of green countryside, mountains, woods and rivers immortalized in Renaissance paintings by Perugino, the artist who taught Raffaello Sanzio. In Umbria life fits easily into the natural environment. St. Benedict of Norcia and St. Francis of Assisi, founders of western monasticism, came from the area. Its austere medieval walled cities - Assisi, Motefalco, Gubbio, Città di Castello, Orvieto, Todi, and Spoleto - easy to reach from Perugia, are rich in cultural treasures, mouth-watering local cusine (with its olive oils and fabulous wines, excellent barbecues and country fairs). Historically water has been important in the region because of the river Tiber , strongly linked to Roman civilization, Trasimeno lake, where Hannibal defeated the Romans in the Second Punic War (217 BC), and the Marmore waterfalls, develped through the hydraulic expertise of the Roman consul Curius Dentatus (271 BC). Cities such as Rome and Florence can be reached in about 90 minutes by car or train.