Monthly Archives: January 2017

Borgo Bello è bellissimo

My first impression of the Borgo Bello is that it is truly beautiful. After walking down a series of steps from the center of Perugia, we arrived on a bustling street. There were parents guiding their kids to soccer practice, … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

After living in the center of Perugia for three weeks I finally made it down the staircase by my house to Borgo Bello. As we got to the last stair there was an immediate shift in the air, and it … Continue reading

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About Borgo Bello

  Sadly, last tuesday I had the flu and I coudn’t join our first visit to Borgo bello with the class. Anyway, in the past three years, i had more than a change to enjoy this beautiful place. Once you go … Continue reading

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Exploring Borgo Bello

The class trip to Borgo Bello was my first time seeing this beautiful little neighborhood. I was impressed by the beauty and life in this small part of Perugia. I have not explored a lot of Perugia so coming to … Continue reading

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A First Look: Borgo Bello

This hidden gem was such a pleasant surprise. I would have never stumbled upon this neighborhood if it weren’t for this class (so thank you!!). Kids and families walked the streets together, which was refreshing to see after living in … Continue reading

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First Visit to Borgo Bello

Borgo Bello made a great first impression on me. Walking down the narrow main street there were event flyers everywhere: theater productions and tango lessons alongside religious ceremonies. As we explored more, I think the flyers adorning the walls of … Continue reading

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Exploring Borgo Bello

After being in Perugia for three weeks, I was amazed to see that there was a quaint little town that I had never discovered just minutes from where I frequently eat and shop. Borgo Bello directly translates to “beautiful town” … Continue reading

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First Impressions in Borgo Bello by Valen Bidleman

Before the Placemaking class went down to visit the neighborhood of Borgo Bello, the district in which we focus our work, I had not even thought to adventure down here beforehand. I wish I had sooner. Borgo Bello was not busy … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

As someone who studies the environment and ideas of sustainability, I see place-making as a compliment of the two. In its simplest definition, sustainability refers to long-term balance; this notion of endurance. What I study is environmental and food sustainability, … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On! Goodby Placemaking Fall 2016 Class…Welcome Spring 2017

Hi everybody! Today will be the first day of class for Spring 2017 semester students of  ESUS 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities  and we are very happy to welcome you in Perugia and to discover the Borgo … Continue reading

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