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Discover Perugia by motorhome: an adventure in Umbria’s capital city

Hello, road adventure lovers! Today we’re taking you to the heart of Umbria, to Perugia, a city rich in history, culture, and gastronomy, perfect for exploring in a camper or caravan. Thanks to Agricamper, you can enjoy unlimited free stops for 24 hours at farms in the area, immersing yourself fully in the beauty of this land. Download our app and access the free Demo version for a preview of the facilities located in this region. Ready to discover what Perugia has in store for you? Buckle up!

Discover Historical and Artistic Treasures

Perugia, the capital of Umbria, is a city that encapsulates centuries of history, art, and culture. With its medieval and Renaissance historic center, it offers camper travelers an unforgettable experience.

Start your journey through time at the Fontana Maggiore, located in the vibrant heart of Perugia, Piazza IV Novembre. This 13th-century masterpiece is not only a work of art of inestimable aesthetic value but also a symbol of the city, where the flowing water represents life and continuity between past and present.

Just a few steps away stands the San Lorenzo Cathedral, which dominates the square with its majestic façade. Entering this cathedral, you’ll find yourself in front of sacred artworks that bear witness to Perugia’s cultural richness.

For art enthusiasts, the National Gallery of Umbria is a must-visit. Located inside the Palazzo dei Priori, the gallery hosts one of the most complete collections of medieval and Renaissance art in Italy, featuring works by artists such as Perugino and Piero della Francesca. As you walk through the gallery’s halls, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in art history, admiring masterpieces that have marked epochs and styles.

Immerse Yourself in Nature

Perugia is not only a treasure trove of art and history but also an ideal starting point for immersing yourself in nature and exploring Umbria’s millennial history, a region whose green hilly landscape is dotted with evidence of the past. Venturing out of the city in your camper or caravan, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush nature and landscapes that seem painted by an artist.

One of the natural gems closest to Perugia is the Lake Trasimeno Regional Park, Italy’s fourth largest lake, nestled among gentle hills and medieval villages that seem suspended in time.

Not far from here, villages like Castiglione del Lago offer a dive into local history and culture. Strolling through the narrow cobblestone streets, you’ll discover ancient fortresses, churches, and palaces that tell stories of counts and dukes who have ruled these lands.

But Umbria is also a land of ancient paths and pilgrimage routes, like the Way of St. Francis, which connects places related to the life of the saint of Assisi. These routes offer not only a spiritual journey but also the opportunity to explore unspoiled landscapes, hidden hermitages, and monasteries that seem to emerge from the past to tell you their story.

Savor Umbrian Cuisine

Your adventure in Perugia wouldn’t be complete without indulging in local dishes. This fertile land, nestled in the heart of Italy, boasts a culinary tradition that reflects the harmony between man and nature, offering simple yet flavorful dishes born from the wise use of local and seasonal ingredients.

One of the first delights to savor is undoubtedly the torta al testo, a focaccia cooked on a cast iron plate, perfect accompanied by Umbrian cured meats and cheeses. This specialty represents the quintessence of Umbrian street food, capable of offering a substantial and tasty meal to travelers on the move.

For those who want to dive deeper into Umbrian culinary tradition, a taste of umbricelli al tartufo is a must. These thick, handmade spaghetti are the perfect vehicle for the precious black truffle of

Norcia, creating an intensely flavorful dish that embodies the spirit and taste of the region.

No less important is the lentil soup of Castelluccio, a dish that celebrates the small IGP lentils grown on the plateau of Castelluccio, famous for their delicacy and flavor.

But the journey through Umbrian cuisine doesn’t end here. Every stop at a farm or agriturismo will be an opportunity to discover other local delights, such as extra virgin olive oil, the undisputed protagonist of the Umbrian table, or DOC and DOCG wines.


Let yourself be inspired by camper travels and start your next adventure in Perugia, the beating heart of Umbria. Remember, Umbria and Perugia offer much more than can be told in a few words. Every corner, every street, every dish has a story to tell. And with Agricamper, you’re always at home, wherever you decide to stop.

Don’t wait any longer! Purchase your Agricamper membership and download our app to check on the map which facilities in Perugia and its surroundings offer free overnight stays.

Happy road traveling in magical Umbria!