Once you find a room (we hope you did) here is where you come!
Secondhand > If you are in Perugia for a short time and a good time you probably won’t need to buy much in the way of furniture. Almost all rooms and apartments are let furnished. There are a few tiny secondhand shops in the central city area but their stuff is mainly antiques and priced accordingly. A good range of affordable furnishings and more (everything from entire kitchens to clothes and DVD’s) is to be found at the Moby Dick stores. The two local branches are at Via Eugubina 111f (open 9:30-12:30 & 15:30-19:30 Tu-Sa) and the other at Via dei Filosofi 76n (in a basement, open 15:30-19:30 Mo-Sa). Take the ever-necessary documento with you because you will need some personal identification if you wish to purchase anything. No, they don’t have used whales; try Norway.
Hardware Store > Occasionally you will need something like nails, screws, cords, bulbs, tools, keys, etc. There are several ferramenta around the center but the one where Zach gets all his twine, drill bits, and charcoal is at Via Ulisse Rocchi 17. Man-of-steel Luigi will be happy to help you find what you need, and maybe teach you a word of Perugian dialect. Oh, and check out his pictures from the weightlifting days back by the cash register; he’s also a personal trainer if you need one! If you live in the down part of the city, there’s Ferramenta Severi at Corso Cavour 36. For those who end up living in a shared house with only one coffee cup, yes, they do have kitchenwares as well. Most hardware stores are closed Saturday afternoon. For do-it-your-selfers, there’s SELF in Via Pallotta near the Via Filosofi intersection. It has a large selection of tools and housewares and is open Mo-Sa 9-13:00 and 15:30-20:00. 075.322.20. Take any of the E buses from Piazza Partigiani, then get off just after the bus turns into Via della Palotta. SELF is on the other side of the street.
Osram > Lots of useful little appliances, like irons, desk lamps, and hair dryers can be found here at 16 Via dei Priori, just past the Diesel store. Or, if you’re looking for something useless, they sell an electric cotton candy maker here, too.
Convenineza Casa> It has two levels, the first one has a lot of stuff from detergents to notebooks and the one above is for home supplies. It is located just at the beginning (if you come from Piazza Fortebraccio) of via Fabretti (check map here). Very affordable!
Conti > There’s a sign behind the cash register that says, “Conti – just about everything.” Yep, that’s true. It’s on Piazza Matteotti near the Coop; they have clothes downstairs and all sorts of housewares upstairs. It’s the best place to go before an improvised party in your cramped student apartment – you can get ten tea candles, a new salad bowl, a serving spoon, and six plastic water cups (also great for vino) for about €9.
Upim > Just above the Coop at the train station. A great place for basic clothes, towels, and kitchen, things like that. Lauren says that most of her bathroom apparel and such is from Upim.
Housewares PG > Not the real name but that’s what we call it. It’s at Via Bartolo 19-21 near Quattro Passi. The nice ladies there will help you find some inexpensive water glasses, a nutcracker, a big plastic bowl, or whatever else you need for that big dinner. Perugino lessons are free with any purchase!