Perugia's famed chocolate: Perugina has a shop selling all the major chocolate products at Corso Vannucci 101, but you shouldn't miss the hand-made chocolates and sensational gelato (1.80€-2.80€) at Augusta Perusia, Via Pinturicchio 2 (tel. 075-573-4577;; Mon-Sat 10:30am-8:30pm; Sun 10:30am-1pm and 4-8pm). For exquisite gelato (the best in Italy?) Gambrinus at Via Luigi Bonazzi 3 (just off the Corso), with tempting gelato flavors for 1.70€-4.20€. It's open daily from 11am to 1am.

At Museo Atelier Giuditta Brozzetti, in a former church at Via Tiberio Berardi 5/6 (tel. 075/402360;, Marta Cucchia oversees a centuries-old family weaving workshop, based on ages-old techniques. The atmospheric studio/shop is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm; pillows, runners, and other textiles are available for sale or to custom-order.

For authentic ceramics, visit Deruta, a little hill town 20km (12 miles) south of Perugia via SS3bis. Known for its ceramics since the Middle Ages, Deruta today has some 300 studios making and selling ceramics. The tourist office in Perugia can give you a list of shops.

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