THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Internazionali di Tennis Città di Perugia
From 07/11 to 07/16
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 50,000
Tournament location: Tennis Club Perugia – Via Bonfigli 11/A 06126 Perugia (Italy)
How to arrive: The tennis venus is centrally located in Perugia, and infact it is situated at less than 2 km by car from Old Town but just 900 mt walking (12 min). Aeroporto Internazionale dell’Umbria is far about 11 km and 15 minutes driving.
Past champions: 2016 Nicolas Kicker – 2015 Pablo Carreno Busta
Entry list: Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Santiago Giraldo (Col) – Marcel Granollers (Esp) – Federico Delbonis (Ita) – Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) – Laslo Djere (Srb) – Gerald Melzer (Aut) – Kenny De Schepper (Fra) – Stefano Travaglia (Ita)
THE TOWN: Perugia is the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the river Tiber. Its history goes back to the Etruscan period. The city is also known as the universities town and also a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native of Città della Pieve, near Perugia. In the same period of the tournament it will be held one of the most important jazz festival of Europe, UMBRIA JAZZ!
Lonely Planet writes about Perugia: “Lifted by a hill above a valley patterned with fields, where the River Tiber runs swift and clear, Perugia is Umbria’s petite and immediately likeable capital. Its centro storico (historic centre) rises in a helter-skelter of cobbled alleys, arched stairways and piazzas framed by magnificent palazzi (mansions). History seeps through every shadowy corner of these streets and an aimless wander through them can feel like time travel.
Back in the 21st century, Perugia is a party-loving, pleasure-seeking university city, with students pepping up the nightlife and filling cafe terraces. The hopping summer event line-up counts one of Europe’s best jazz festivals. Together with its spiritual sister, Assisi, Perugia is a candidate for European Capital of Culture 2019. Watch this space.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN PERUGIA:
- Palazzo dei Priori
- Rocca Paolina
- Old Town
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Centova. Sensational *** hotel, rated 8,9 on Booking and located at 5 km from old town. It features a restaurant and a bar, free wifi and parking, modern rooms with balcony or terrace. Prices? A 26 mq2 double room costs just 65€ per night.
- Sangallo Palace. Just 46 m from the historic Rocca Paolina fortress, **** Sangallo Palace is in Perugia city center and is rated 8.6 on Booking. It offers a spa area with heated swimming pool and gym and a terrace with panoramic views. The on site restaurant serves a selection of traditional Umbrian specialties and Mediterranean dishes. The price for a double room is 134€ per night with good breakfast included.
- Hotel Locanda della Posta. Exceptional 4 stars hotel, rated 9.4 on Booking and set in the centre of Perugia along the main pedestrian street of Corso Vannucci, it offers accommodation in a historical building of the 18th century. It features superb breakfast included in the rate and elegant and spacious rooms for just 153€ per night. Wifi is free in the rooms while you will pay a charge for the private parking.
Enjoy this Tennis Trip in the heart of Italy!!!