Walking Around Perugia Is Going To Get A Little Easier

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Tamtam is reporting that Perugia is to get two long-haul escalators, up to the high level of the walled city.

One will be from the parking facility (Saint Anthony) directly above Meredith’s house to this high-point of the walled city - scroll down for those beautiful steps that it will in effect complement or replace.

And the other will be up to the university’s main campus, below where Sollecito and Guede lived, from the busy via Pascoli deep in the valley below.

Good news for walkers on the hot days Perugia has just seen, and good news for car-parkers as well - it should relieve even more the relatively small volume of vehicles that enter the central piazza area during the day.

That above is obviously not one of the Perugia escalators - it is actually at 120 meters the present longest escalator in the world measured vertically. It is at the new Park Pobedy station in Moscow.

With its autostradas and railway and buses and new monorail and very fast ring-roads, Perugia is already really easy to get to and around.

Nothing beats walking within the walled city though. Check Corso Vanucci any evening to find out.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/13/09 at 03:36 PM in The wider contextsItalian context

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Two guesses. The value of Meredith’s house will now climb right out of the student-rental bracket. And it may perhaps now make way for another parking facility, on the downhill side of Via Della Pergola. That might stir conflicting emotions.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/13/09 at 04:28 PM | #
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