The Parco del Campaccio (or della Cupa) was built in the 1950s and thanks to the important contribution of the well-known Tuscan landscape architect Porcinai, who oversaw its arrangement, the park goes around the city walls. A schematic drawing of the project shows the guidelines of Porcinai’s design: from a rundown, steep, inaccessible area, used until then as a landfill, the ditch of the Cupa became a place that opened onto the historic city. One gets to the city through a stairway inserted in a medieval tower, while at the same time framing the modern gallery down by the stairs. From the stone benches that mark the paths, the view includes the suburban landscape downhill and the city walls uphill. The park is now part of the urban mobility as a green path to reach the historic center. In the 1950s and the ‘60s, the park was something of a “beach” for Perugians, a place to relax and sunbathe.
The F. Morlacchi Conservatory of Music in Perugia is the first institution of high culture in Umbria dedicated to advanced musical training and musical specialization, research, and production. It was founded over 200 years ago as a musical institute but in 1999 it obtained the status of university-level institution. The Conservatory offers a wide range of courses for all musical instruments, thus guaranteeing a complete education. Furthermore, it has a department dedicated to Jazz Music and New Musical Technologies; from a technological point of view, it’s equipped with an excellent cutting-edge laboratory.