Italy Perugia Piazza 4 Novembre - terrace

The Piazza Grande (now Piazza IV Novembre) has always been the urban, political and monumental fulcrum of Perugia. It was the central square of the Etruscan city, and the Forum when Perugia passed under the dominion of Rome. The city's main streets crossed here and this is the meeting the point where the five strade regali roads began and spread outwards during the Medieval development of the town. The square was at one time occupied by the bishop 's citadel, but this was demolished to pave the way for the public buildings of the free city.The symbol of the free city of Perugia, the fountain that stands at the centre of the square is considered one of the finest still in existance.