Perugia, as well as the rest of Umbria, is also rich of small handicraft enterprises. Its alleys are sprinkled with small workshops where ancient crafts are preserved by expert hands. Time seems to have frozen in these shops and ateliers that preserve their authenticity and narrate the daily life of these skilled artisans. Luckily for those who wish to learn more about local traditions, many of them are open to the public. Typical crafts of Perugia include glass, gold, iron, and wood working.