On my way home yesterday, I started wondering how many pronunciations of Perugia are possible in RP. Well, apart from the very common pəˈruːdʒə, other variants include pɪˈruːdʒə, pe-, -ˈruːdʒiə, even pəˈruːdʒɑː (GenAm), according to EPD – even though that sounds quite odd to me!
But what about pəˈrʊːdʒə? This transcription is obviously wrong, although it’s what you find in both the Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation (2006, p.294) and the Oxford Dictionary of English (2006, 2nd edition, p.1316). Take a look at these entries below:
Oxford Dictionary of English