In the Umbria episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy visits the Umbrian university town of Perugia.
Across the valley from Assisi, the city of Perugia has a history that goes back even further than Assisi’s. Although it was founded by the native Umbrii tribe, by the 5th century B.C., it had become one of the primary towns of the powerful Etruscan League. Today, it is a bustling and beautiful city. The University of Perugia is one of Italy’s largest and student life fills the streets with a youthful energy. The city is also filled with artisans crafting everything from stained glass and textiles to chocolate.