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 (pə-ro͞o′jə, -jē-ə, pĕ-ro͞o′jä)
A city of central Italy on a hill overlooking the Tiber River north of Rome. An important Etruscan settlement, it fell to the Romans c. 310 bc and became a Lombard duchy in ad 592 and a free city in the 12th century. Perugia was later the artistic center of Umbria and is today a commercial, industrial, and tourist center.

Pe·ru′gian adj. & n.


(pəˈruːdʒə; Italian peˈruːdʒa)
1. (Placename) a city in central Italy, in Umbria: centre of the Umbrian school of painting (15th century); university (1308); Etruscan and Roman remains. Pop: 149 125 (2001). Ancient name: Perusia
2. (Placename) Lake Perugia another name for (Lake) Trasimene


(pəˈru dʒə, -dʒi ə)

a city in Umbria, in central Italy. 147,602.
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It was at Perugia on Corpus Christi Day, in the garden of the Hotel des Postes, when chance brought us together; you, Madame de Villefort, and her son; I now remember having had the honor of meeting you.
I perfectly well remember Perugia, sir, and the Hotel des Postes, and the festival of which you speak," said Madame de Villefort, "but in vain do I tax my memory, of whose treachery I am ashamed, for I really do not recall to mind that I ever had the pleasure of seeing you before.
We discoursed a long time, madame, on different subjects; of Perugino, of Raffaelle, of manners, customs, of the famous aquatofana, of which they had told you, I think you said, that certain individuals in Perugia had preserved the secret.
Yes, I remember now your mentioning to me at Perugia something of this sort.
Then," remarked Madame de Villefort, "they have again discovered the secret of the famous aquatofana that they said was lost at Perugia.
This came to him soon and he used it well; for the Orsini, perceiving at length that the aggrandizement of the duke and the Church was ruin to them, called a meeting of the Magione in Perugia.
And as to any fresh acquisition, he intended to become master of Tuscany, for he already possessed Perugia and Piombino, and Pisa was under his protection.
First she tried Perugia for an inspiration, then she came here-- this must on no account get round.
The American, who was initially convicted of the 21-year-old British student's killing before later being acquitted, says she would like to go back to Perugia, to mark the end of the decade since the crime was committed.
I know that Perugia is probably the least welcome place for me in the entire world.
Ten years after British student Meredith Kercher was brutally murdered in Perugia, Italy, her American roommate, Amanda Knox, wants to go back to the scene of the crime.