So the idea was “Let’s go for an espresso or two to Perugia!”. Without any information, we took the train to Perugia, exited on the main station and started walking towards the center. Too little information, as it turned out! Perugia is one of the steepest cities, at one point I measured a 17° incline. Expecting to have an easy 15-20 minute stroll turned into a quite sporty upclimb into the heart of Perugia. But once you arrive, you will be rewarded with an absolutely stunning view of the surrounding landscape. The pictures cannot tell the quality of the view, they don’t compare.

Following a Lonely Planet recommendation, we took an espresso and a “Shakerato” at Sandri, proudly serving coffee & a lot of other things since 1860. For my taste, the espresso was ok but not what I’d expect from a place like that. It does not always happen but I kinda suspect it’s often the case – the more popular the place, the less quality you will actually receive. I have not tried any of the pastries they have, but they all looked very tasty. My recommendation: try some other place.