We (couple with teenage son) spent a month in the apartment and loved it. It's only a 5-minute walk from Perugia's Old Town, the view is fabulous, and the flat itself is very comfortable. Located on the upstairs floor of an older building, it has been recently and tastefully renovated. There are 2 spacious bedrooms, each with a desk, large closet, and two single beds that can be firmly pressed together to create a kingsize bed with no gap between the mattresses. The bathroom is attractive with shower, bidet and a small washing machine. The cozy living room with kitchenette includes a small TV, couch seating for 3, dining group, dishwasher, gas range, and a large fridge with larger freezer. There’s a toaster and electric kettle. I can strongly recommend staying here – if there are any problems you only need to call Signora Petrini and she’ll take care of it. She’s totally nice and so are the people who work for her. I can’t imagine a better base for exploring Old Perugia.
Some practical advice:
- Turn the washing machine off completely using the wall switch between loads or the electronics freeze up.
- The Internet connection is slow and erratic; you may have to turn off and restart the modem and/or your laptop often.
- Take 2 or 3 adapters for Italian power sockets with you!
- Kitchen: The dishwasher controls are on the inside of the door on the top. Press the power button, then press and hold down P1. The water from the tap is fine to drink but wait 5 seconds for the water to clear or it tastes of chalk. Do take a couple of good knives and a decent frying pan with you.
- In humid weather the door swells and you need to pull it toward you to turn the key.
- Around midday the postlady rings the bell wanting you to open the door down below for her.
- Shopping: There is a small supermarket near the flat (leaving the building go left) but it’s expensive and has only a limited selection. If you have a car go to one of the large supermarkets down below. You can also ride the Minimetro to the 3rd, 4th or 5th stop.
- Parking: We parked free down on the Via Tancredi Ripa di Meana. There’s an unguarded parking facility on the way down that costs €17 a day. The nearest guarded facility is at the Piazza Partigiani (quite a long walk). From 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on weekends you can park free on spaces with blue lines.
- Trash: The complicated system with colored bags etc. isn’t followed by the local residents. Garbage seems to be picked up every night.