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The weekend of December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which traditionally kicks off the Christmas Season in Italy. We propose a weekend in the wonderful Holiday atmosphere of Perugia in this Art Nouveau hotel located in the historic center of the city!

You’ll be able to enjoy Christmas shopping at the Christmas markets of Rocca Paolina, visit the city with the largest Christmas tree in the world and discover the region of Umbria’s flavors and traditions.


This magnificent, 3-star, family-run hotel is conveniently located in the historic city center near the escalator and surrounded by the green hills of Umbria.

Corso Vannucci; Piazza IV Novembre with the Duomo, the Fontana Maggiore and Palazzo dei Priori; Piazza Italia with the Rocca Paolina 15th century fortress and the gates of the Etruscan city walls and arch as well as the University of Perugia are all within walking distance.

The hotel is housed in an elegant Art Nouveau building, built in the early 1900’s and then completely renovated in 1998, when the owner transformed it into a hotel. Recently, even further renovations have been done to make it even more characteristic and elegant.

The charming balconies, large windows, stained glass windows, ceramic floors, combined with the careful selection of details and authentic furniture, make this hotel a pleasant alternative to the cold and impersonal proposal of most modern facilities.

During your stay, you will be welcomed by the Mugnani family, who have been managing the structure for years with commitment and passion and with particular attention to cleanliness, courtesy and customer satisfaction. Their professionalism guarantees you excellent service and a warm stay!



2 nights + breakfast + tourist tax

Double room: € 120.00

Triple room: € 140.00


During your stay in Perugia, you can immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere and experience all the traditions of this region. Do not miss the annual underground Christmas market at Rocca Paolina, considered one of the most unique in Italy. Nestled between the ancient, medieval streets, the market has been housed for more than twenty years in the fortress dating back to the 1500s.


The Christmas market at the Rocca hosts selected exhibitors from all over Italy with their quality craft products and ingenious creations. The labyrinth of the ancient medieval streets leads visitors on a journey of aromas, flavors, colors and traditional, local foods that make this event unique in its kind.

In addition, the Rocca also hosts numerous workshops for children in the Cannoniera Hall. The little ones can try their hand at making nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, toys and much more and decide whether to take their work home or donate it. Children will also have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and take a souvenir photo with him.

Another attraction is the San Pietro complex which hosts various events and exhibitions for adults and children during the Season.

Neapolitan nativity scenes from the 1700s will be on display within the Paleochristian Crypt and while in the Gallery you’ll also see holy images, and Christmas cards from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There will also be concerts, conferences and guided tours in abbey.

Even within the complex, there will be workshops for children with playful activities to learn about art and history through curious anecdotes taken from the sources of the Abbey.

perugia-christmas-st-peter-immaculateDuring your weekend in Perugia, you can also visit the other Umbrian cities in the surrounding area: Gubbio, which boasts the largest Christmas tree in the world; Assisi, city of St. Francis; Spoleto (60 km), whose beauties are praised in the poems of numerous poets such as Carducci and d’Annunzio; Spello (30 km), built with the pink color of Mount Subasio on which it stands; Orvieto (75 km), defined as a “tall, strange city” by Fazio degli Uberti in his Dittamondo; and finally Lake Trasimeno (Passignano is 28 km away).




The hotel is located in a great location outside the restricted traffic area. You’ll be able to drive directly to the hotel by car without permits, park your car and travel by foot through the narrow medieval streets of the center.

Those arriving by train: from Perugia Central Station “Perugia Fontivegge” or by bus “Terminal Bus Piazza Partigiani”, you can easily reach the hotel by public transport. The lines are the “TS” and the “P” from Piazza Italia, or you can take the shuttle that connects the city with the San Francesco di Assisi airport, about 15 km from the hotel.

Book the weekend of the Immaculate Conception in Perugia, stay in this fantastic hotel and discover what Perugia has to offer this Christmas Season!

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Package Code: 1811131059