Category: 21 Outside The City

Close Shots Of The Walled City From The West

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Three shots of the south end of the massif: the Piazza Italia end with its great views.

And three shots of the north end with the main campus of the university and, behind, the locations where the events of the case took place. Three or four roads zizag up to the top on this west side.

In places, you can see the city wall, which at times seems more like a landscaping feature than the wall of a fortress. Extensively modified in places, but much of it is in great condition.

Long Shots Of The Walled City From The West

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Great early-morning views, from an olive-covered hillside two miles to the west. There is a restaurant and communications gear on the top of this hill.

The shots below are a panoramic view from the south to the north. Most of the events of this case took place behind the left end of the massif.

In the valley at the center of these shots are the railway station, the Faculty of Engineering where Sollecito was enrolled, and the household shopping stores the girls probably used.

It is hard to see, but there is a small one-car overhead railway running up the hill to the walled city. Buses are excellent, but the girls may have used this fast system.

Shots Of Perugia’s Far West

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Shots of The Patio: One Of Perugia’s Nicest Hotels

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It’s hard to find better. In fact, it’s a little hard to find any. The only alternative to the El Patio appears to be the Golf, which is pricier.

There are several very lovely old hotels right off the main piazzas. They do cost more though, and have limited parking. Otherwise, even in daylight, hotels of any kind seem hard to find around Perugia.

As you might deduce from the previous post, the El Patio is on the western outskirts of Perugia. It took over an hour to spot it, late in the evening, after some fruitless cruising closer to downtown.

It’s about 15 years old and is rather oddly located. This makes it a real bargain in terms of the room price. In July, a large room with a huge balcony cost just over $100. Rather cheap by European standards.

From the El Patio, there is a very fast route via the autostrada to all points central. El Patio has a good pool, and hotel-room internet of sorts. And that huge expanse of onyx the bar and counter are made of? They glows softly at night.

Let’s see here. Knox and her sister stayed in a hotel “twenty minutes away” when she first visited Perugia to find a place to live.

This one? Conceivable.