Italy (SISM) - Perugia
Anaesthesia, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Epidemiology, Genetics, Geriatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Hematology, Histology, Hygiene, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Intensive and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Neonatal Medicine, Neurology, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatric, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Maxillo-facial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology, Pneumology, Urology, Endocrinology
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Elisabetta Colonna

Perugia is the biggest city in Umbria, it counts 166.000 inhabitants and it's a great cultural, historical, architectural and musical center.

Perugia is home to one of the oldest universities in the country (it was founded in 1308), as well as to the famous University for Foreigners. The most important monuments are Fontana Maggiore, symbol of medieval architecture; Arco Etrusco or di Augusto, the oldest door of the city, built in the time of Etruscans (III century a.C,); the Rocca Paolina, a fortress that contains a medieval district underground; the monumental Palazzo dei Priori, public palace of comunal age; the gothic Cattedrale di San Lorenzo; the Basilica di San Domenico; and many others.

La Fontana Maggiore

The fountain has two big circular basisns , one inside the other, decorated with bas-reliefs. In the lower tells scenes of life of farmer and feudal culture, month of the year and zodiac signs, bibble and the story of Rome; in the upper are represented historical and mythological statues at the corners.

Arco Etrusco o di Augusto


L'Arco Etrusco è la più grande e monumentale delle porte di accesso alla città vecis the biggest door of the old Etruscan city, belonging to the walls that sourranded the city. In the arch is incided the wright "Augusta Perusia".

Rocca Paolina

Builded between 1540 and 1543 becouse the Pope wanted it; the Rocca Paolina represented, until 1860, the power of the Pope on the old common. Initially the fortress was biggest than now, but part of the building was demolished over the years and now you can see only some pieces of the original. Today it is crossed by motorized escalators that connect Piazza Partigiani to Piazza Italia, in the center. 

Università degli Studi di Perugia, Ospedale Silvestrini
The Hospital The “Ospedale Santa Maria della Misericordia”, also known as "Silvestrini" is a new construction that was build outside of Perugia. At the hospital, students and doctors wear white coats. The facuty of medicine in Perugia is known as one of the bests in Italy. The hospital company, including Medicine and Surgery University of Perugia, is an “High-speciality” company for the complex of technologies and specialized staff who work inside, that represent a point of reference not only for residents, but also for citizens of nieghborinf regions and far..
The high quality structures includes many activities; departments that derives best benefit by them are:Many Surgeries such as Cardiac and Vascular, Oncology, Thoracic and neurosurgery; Emergencies, Nephrology,and Kidney transplant; Hematology and bone marrow transplant; Radioterapy; Internal and Vascular Medicine with Stroke Unit, Spinal Unit and Infectious desease.  
The Hospital Company is also point of reference to territory of Umbria of:Oncology surveillance of  HIV infections Industrial hygiene and toxicologyCochlear implantsGastroenterology, Hepatology and digestive endoscopySerious Liver Disease and management of patient candidates to transplantationMedical geneticsManagement of patients with epilepsyOrgan trnsplantatsCoordination and cleering bloodDiabetis DiseasesImmunotrasfusion Service with molecular Biology

Research Project
Scientific Research has an important role results of which are represented by very important studies conducted in the medical and surgical field for example in the branch of vascular surgery, of transplants, Hematology and so on. 

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The best thing you can do is to take advantage of the canteen in the hospital, for the lunch, and of a lot of bar and restaurants or also the student canteen near the dormitory for the dinner, or again you can make your deal by yourself, using the little cooker you would have in your room (in the dormitory) or the kitchen if you stay in the apartment.

The apartment the chance to stay in apartment depends to our possibility to find an apartment for rent near the center, able to accomodate incomings to allow them to live together during the clerck.

The Student Dormitory is located in Via Innamorati. Here's the website for more informations. You will stay in double rooms but we can't tell you anything about your roommates jet since this is completely up to the dormitory's director. You can bring with you your own sheets or rent them there at the cost of 5 euro/month. In the dormitory there is a kitchen that you can use but you need to have your own plate,fork and knife. The dormitory is very close to the center just in front of a bus stop that will take you to the hospital. Visitors are not allowed to stay at night (visitros can’t stay in the dormitory later than midnight PM)


Transport to Perugia

Even if Perugia itself has an airport, the biggest and closest city to fliy in is Rome. From Rome to Perugia you can either take the bus from Fiumicino to Perugia (the bus station is called Piazza Partigiani, the train station Stazione Fontivegge) or the train


Perugia’s airport is located 12 km east from the city, in the city of Sant'Egidio. Air Company are Belle Air , low-cost Ryanair and many other.

Urban Transports

Bus lines connencts all city’s location, in addition to different mechanized paths to facilitate the access to Historical center. They are escalators in Rocca Paolina and Pellini-Cupa and also in Piazzale Europa, and a public elevators in Pincetto.

Minimetrò is a originaly way to move in the city. It is a little tube that moves on elevated rails and connenct center (uptown) with downtown. 

The social program will directly be introduced as draft to incomings and it will be prepared with precision together with them by mail before their arrival. In every case among the proposals there are the possibility to visit characteristic places and cities near Perugia, to attend cultural and musical events offered by Perugia and more.

-LAGO TRASIMENO: Close to Perugia there is a beautiful lake with lots of villages and typical restaurants on the shore. There are also some pretty islands in the middle of the lake that are easily reachable by ferry.
-UMBRIA JAZZ: This is a very famous music festival that will take place in Perugia from the 11th to the 20th of July. There will be free concerts around the center every night but also some major concerts of big jazz musicians. Check out the program and if you wish to buy a ticket of one specific concert let us know.
-ASSISI: Assisi is a marvelous city to visit, both for catholic and atheists. It is the city of Saint Francis and has one of the most beautiful citadel of the country. And it's just a few minutes from Perugia! 
-SAGRE: With the beginning of the warm season people get their noses out of their houses and organize great village parties (sagre) with food and wine and food and popular music where young and old people keep dancing and eating and drinking all day and big part of the night. Every village specializes in a particular food or beverage. And there are many villages around Perugia. Unfortunately the english version of the website is not available but google translate could work fine to translate the few keys words: "sagra dello stinco (shin) e della birra (beer) "
-GHOST TOWN OF BAGNOREGIO: A suggestive small village on the top of a hill close to Orvieto, a beautiful city in Umbria and the Bolsena Lake (in Lazio).
-MARMORE WATERFALL: It's a magnificent waterfall surrounded by vegetation close to Terni, in the south of Umbria. It's the highest waterfall in Europe and beside that there is also a great rafting spot!!
-BOMARZO's MONSTER PARK: An interesting garden close to Viterbo, a nice city in Lazio we could visit nearby. 
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-TAROCCHI's GARDEN: It is quite a weird park close to Grosseto designed by the the architect Niki de Saint Phalle. The park itself is really unique and the surrounding area are nice to visit as well. It is also quite close to the sea.
-SPOLETO's TWO WORLD FESTIVAL: it's a festival that takes place in Spoleto every year in the period of July and offers many events of art in all it's form (theater, ballet, music, readings...puppets shows...).

Umbria is a landlocked, mountainous region with a typically Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers and cold winters. In recent years winters have been considerably drier than in the past. The Apennine mountain range acts as a protection barrier from both the climatic influences of the Adriatic Sea to the north west and from the cold air currents descending from the the north east. Although Perugia is a perfectly functional tourist destination all year round, it is preferable to arrange visits as from the spring (February - March) until the late fall (October). The city of Perugia is located at a high altitude and can be cool in the evenings, even at the height of summer.