Christmas presents and tasting of typical products in the heart of Perugia
Its uniqueness should not be only to articles , which span a wide range of quality artisan products and original creations, but also to her unique location .
It is in fact an underground Christmas market , set in the atmospheric basement of the Rocca Paolina , where every stone and brick tells us about the history of Perugia.
Founded in the sixteenth century by order of Pope Paul III , this impressive fortress which today retains the perhaps less noble but certainly impressive, was at the center of events in the city for many centuries and may therefore be justly regarded as one of the landmarks of Perugia.
His immense spaces , sometimes indecipherable result of the overlap between the ancient and medieval quarters imposing Renaissance structures , produce a surreal effect where time seems suspended.
Only reopened in the 70s to accommodate a modern route of escalators which currently connects the modern part and the old town of the city, PAULINE ROCK hosts events throughout the year in various types, which is ideally close with the exhibition – Christmas market, NATALE ALLA ROCCA.
Made with care and originality , the stands are located along the path that leads to the historic center and in the halls of the most impressive fortress , lying directly on the ancient paving.
Among decorations and Christmas decorations, games and trivia , wooden objects and pottery , handmade fabric and other materials , it will be easy to find the gift you are looking for original and unique.
In a kaleidoscope of color and light , away from the bitter cold , you can enjoy the tasting of typical products both sweet and savory , traditional flavors also linked to the festivities of Christmas.
From December 7 to January 6, take a walk in the shopping – ancient market of Perugia, taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to visit the artistic wonders of the city starting from the Rocca Paolina.
And for your children every day Santa Claus will be at the Village “Santa Claus” , the market of Christmas decorations ( cribs, balls , lights and garlands ) , with a playground and delivery of letters .
For the more adventurous adults and children curious , Rock Christmas dedication to the educational workshops Learn the Art and RoccaLab , to engage in the production of handicrafts of your own creation .
Practical advice : To access the event we recommend that you park at the parking of Pian di Porta Nuova Massiano free and take the Minimetrò to the terminus Pincetto ( Old Town).
Otherwise there are paid parking . The most convenient is to Piazza Partisans (550 seats), but it’s good that the Market Hall (200 seats ), comfortable but definitely more expensive !
Do not forget to visit the LIVING CHRISTMAS CRIBS and Perugia made in the most important churches of the city.