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“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”

Louis Armstrong

Capital of the beautiful Umbria region, Perugia is a magical city just waiting to be explored. Right in its historic center, it hosts events of international acclaim such as Eurochocolate in autumn and Umbria Jazz in July.

In fact, from July 12-21, Umbria Jazz will celebrate its 46th edition with greats such as Lauryn Hill!

A total of 300 events – mostly free – 95 bands and 300 musicians performing over 10 days in 12 different locations in Perugia!


You’ll be entertained by: international guests such as the Clinics of Berklee College of Music, the Conad jazz contest for new talents, initiatives and workshops for children, food and wine, the photographic exhibition of Jimmy Katz at the National Gallery, swing dance lessons and dj sets.

For ten days Perugia will be teeming with music and entertainment until late into the night. The program of events is rich and varied and the city will be “dressed” in incomparable beauty and softened by the smooth tones of jazz.


To visit Perugia is to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a true fourteenth-century village, among the most beautiful on the Italian peninsula. Do not miss: Piazza IV Novembre and the Gothic Palazzo dei Priori, among other things also home of the National Gallery of the Umbria region; the cathedral, symbol of religious power; and the dominant Fontana Maggiore fed by the waters of the aqueduct coming from Monte Pacciano.

Perugia is truly a city of culture par excellence!

Visit the official Umbria Jazz website for the detailed program

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