Porta Sole
Ancient RuinsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
The area
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles92 reviews
Excellent
55
Very good
35
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Mairwen1
United Kingdom11,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
The terrace at Porta Sole is one of the highest points of Perugia. From here, you get magical views down over the red rooftops and beyond, across the Umbrian countryside.
It’s also the site of the ancient Porta Sole Fortress, a mighty military structure built in 1373. There’s almost nothing left of it. It was almost completely destroyed within just a few years during a popular revolt.
The trace viewing point is not far from Piazza IV Novembre. Starting from the piazza, we did an easy, short, looped walk that took us past the ancient Etruscan Arch, up to Porta Sole and circled right back to the main square.
It’s a gentle downhill stroll to the Etruscan Arch. Here, we turned right (towards the Church of St Fortunato), walking uphill alongside the ancient city walls.
The road soon led to a winding, stepped path which took us up to the viewing terrace at the top. It’s a reasonably steep but short path.
At the top, a small bronze plaque lists this as Stop #28 on the Porta Sole Walking Itinerary and gives a brief history of the fortress.
It’s only a 5 min walk back to Piazza IV Novembre.
Written 30 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sorin C
Arcore, Italy75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Family
Porta del sol is located near the old center of Perugia (from piazza IV Novembre you can walk here easily)

One of the highest points of Perugia offers a breathtaking view over the old city, I recommend especially at sun set (a terrace bar is also available).

While visiting Perugia you basically have two options to get here: visit first the old center and than take the stairs down or start from down the hill, take the stairs to Porta del Sol and than visit town center.

I recommend starting up the hill by visiting:

- the beatifull old town center (la Cattedrale, il Palazzo dei Priori)
- then follow with a short visti at "il Pozzo degli Etruschi"
- follow left to Piazza Raffaello to visit Cappella di San Severo where the famous afresco from 500 by Raffaello e Perugino can be admired
- return up to Porta del Sole to admire the panoramic view
- take the staires down and continue visit with Etruscan Arch,, Tempio di San Michele Arcangelo and so on
Written 27 September 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leopardik
St. Petersburg, Russia341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
First time I've visited this place when I was a student of linguistic centre with a teacher and other students of my group. It's one of 2 points of panoramic view that gives a chance to see the city. It takes only 5 min walk from Piazza 4 Novembre. There's another one on the opposite side of Corso Vannucci, this is my favourite one.
Written 21 January 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NuccioP
Perugia, Italy35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
I give it an excellent because, standing at the top of the winding staircase that goes down to Piazza Grimana, you see a sweeping view of the northern part of the centro storico (historical center) of Perugia, and the beautiful green surrounding countryside. Shutterbugs, this is your place. If you look south from Perugia, you'll see the Tiber valley, which has lots of business and industry. But look north, like here, and it looks like what you expect central Italy to look like.
Written 12 April 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Joana S
London, UK583 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Beautiful part of the city.
I walked up the hill to get there, it’s quite hilly, but it’s definitely worth it! You get amazing views of the beautiful buildings of the city and the mountains and countryside!
Written 1 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Dont miss the view! This is a beautiful spot to get a sweeping view of Perugia and the Umbrian countryside.
Written 16 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rita0521
Rehoboth, MA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
A short walk up the hill at the far end of the center past the cathedral. Magnificent view of the Umbrian hillside. Walk down the stairs to reach piazza Grimana where the arch etrusco and university are located. Buy chocolates or have an ice cream at cafe Perugia
Written 18 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
If you want to have a superb view with sunlight, it's nice to visit this tower in the morning to see the sun , the mountains in her solar energy and the sunny medieval city of Perugia.
Written 7 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

436sabine
Munich, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
March is a good month to see Perugia and surroundings due to lack of turists. Don't miss National art Gallery and Archeological Museum
Written 17 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

wheninperugia
Perugia, Italy15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Best view of Perugia! From the end of the main drag in the historic city center, gaze out over the beautiful city of Perugia. Perfect place to enjoy a cup of gelato
Written 30 August 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 14
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Porta Sole, Perugia

All Perugia HotelsPerugia Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Perugia
All things to do in Perugia
Things to do near Porta Sole
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars