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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:41 PM

36 Hours in Perugia, Italy

One of Italy’s most underrated destinations is filled with remnants of an ancient past, complemented by a host of new bars, cafes and boutiques.

'Despite its proximity to the epicenter of last year’s earthquakes in Italy (Perugia suffered no significant damage) and some bad publicity after the Amanda Knox trial, Perugia remains one of the country’s most vibrant and underrated destinations. This is due, in no small part, to the energy of the early 14th-century University of Perugia, one of the oldest universities in Italy. Perugia may remain in the shadow of many cities in neighboring Tuscany, but new bars, cafes and boutiques flourish in this Umbrian city, which does an excellent job of showcasing its ancient foundations in the historic center. Those foundations encompass Etruscan, medieval, Gothic and 18th-century treasures along wide, sun-kissed roads that lead to pretty, off-the-beaten-track neighborhoods. Perugia may become packed during events like Umbria Jazz and the annual chocolate festival, but, for the most part, remains untouristy and authentic.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/14/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-perugia-italy.html?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 10:51 PM

1. I watched a BBC doc on the Knox trialS last night, as it happens

and came away more convinced than ever that they convicted her more for being a party girl than anything else and that the real killer is still likely out there, even though one of the murder weapons was found in the apartment of the only guy who's still in jail for it.

Still, it's a lovely area if you're not a college girl with an active sex life and a roommate who gets murdered.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:02 PM

2. The prosecutor is a mysoginyst, well known liar, and uses religion to

distort the facts. Paganism and satanic BS is what he relies on.

It fortunately hasn't effected travelers who are able to visit the region and enjoy the true beauty and history of that particular Italian culture and spirit. After all, how can a place which makes delicious Baci chocolates be anything less than wonderful?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 14, 2017, 11:08 PM

3. Yes, the BBC doc was new this year

and I'm glad it's finally over for Knox and her then boyfriend. The Italian authorities come off as a bunch of mugs.

It doesn't sound like they investigated anything about the party Kirchner went to that night or who might have taken or followed her home.

I can't imagine dealing with a foreign justice system and a significant language barrier, which is probably the reason for Knox's "mistakes."

I'd love to be able to go there, but sadly, I have never had health, time and money all in the same place at once.

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