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Perugia Gets High Honors from New MTV Travel Guide

We’ve always said that Perugia, known as Italy’s “university town,” is an eclectic and cosmopolitan city – and offers a great home for students wishing to study abroad in Italy.

But we’re not the only ones saying this! The recent release of MTV’s guidebook for travelers and students abroad gives Perugia some high honors. MTV Italy calls Perugia one of the “Best College Towns,” citing the “young, international vibe that reigns on the medieval streets of Perugia.”

In addition to that accolade, a Perugia landmark was included among the “Best Piazzas for Hanging Out.” Sure, everyone heads to St. Mark’s square in Venice, the Campo de Fiori in Rome, but MTV has included Perugia’s Piazza IV Novembre among the best places to observe Italian life.

“Perugia is a wonderful little world where cultures and countries collide and coexist in an enchanting city whose roots go back to Etruscan times.” We agree – and the city of Perugia provides the perfect backdrop to a semester of immersion into Italian culture.

To learn more about studying at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, visit our website or email us for more information, [email protected].

In photo, Italians relax on the steps leading to Perugia’s duomo, facing Piazza IV Novembre. Le scalette, as Perugians refer to them, are a central meeting point for students.

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