Rising high above the rest of Italy (for the city is built on a large hill) Perugia is a small city that is big with character. The ancient centre of Perugia is made of a maze of winding alleys, stairways that rise high into handsome buildings, and piazzas popping with life. Named 'il cuore verde dell'Italia' - the green heart of Italy' - Perugia is also a famous university town, attracting top minds from all over the world. To see everything that this wonderful little city has to offer, hiring a car from Perugia airport is the best way forward.
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport - to give the place its full, official title (we think we'll call it Perugia Airport for short!) is pretty small for an international airport, with around 275,000 passengers passing through its gates each year. When you book a hire vehicle with DriveNow, you can rest assured that you're getting the best possible deal - here's why.
With Rome only just down the road, Perugia Airport offers excellent transport links to Italy's capital, spearheaded by superb car hire facilities found in between the Arrivals area and check in. Here, you will see that such trusted names as Budget, Europcar and Avis are open for business, and you can book with these companies via DriveNow before you've even taken flight. Once you've landed, all you need to do is pick up the keys and head 15 kilometres west into the city centre - that's all there is to it!
It's not often you get the chance to gaze upon a medieval fountain, but that's precisely what you can find in Perugia. The Fontana Maggiore is one of the most famous in Italy, and a real symbol of the city. Over 750 years in age, the ornate fountain acts as a great meeting point, especially if you're heading out to see the sights of the city.
For something a little leftfield, head on over to the Etruscan Well. This is a fascinating feat of engineering - especially when you consider that it was built in the third century B.C. It's 37 metres deep and five metres in diameter, acting as a huge water tank for the people of the city. You can even visit the very bottom of the well via a staircase.
Though we can't promise any Oompa Loompas, or even Willy Wonka himself, Perugia does boast an awesome chocolate factory just outside the city centre, and you won't need a golden ticket to get inside. You can visit the museum, sample the chocolate and see how it's all made - don't forget to take some home for later!
It's well worth your time checking out the latest DriveNow prices for car hire at Perugia Airport - it won't take more than a few minutes!