Museum of the

Museum of the "Pietro Vannucci" Academy of Fine Arts. It is located in Piazza San Francesco al Prato. The museum preserves a significant selection of the heritage of the Foundation Academy of Fine Arts. The collection, which began in the second half of the sixteenth century, includes the gipsoteca, with about 600 plaster casts, among which the giant Ercole Farnese, Il pugilatore Damòsseno, Il Laocoonte, Il Giorno and the Aurora di V. Danti (from Michelangelo), Amore e Psiche and Le Tre Grazie by Antonio Canova (original plaster casts donated by the artist), the Shepherd boy of Bertel Thorvaldsen. The gallery preserves 430 paintings, including works by Annibale Brugnoli, Domenico Bruschi, Armando Spadini, Mario Mafai, Alberto Burri and Gerardo Dottori. The collection of graphics, with 12,000 drawings and 6,300 engravings.

Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 10.30-13.00; 14.30-17.00.
Entrance: full price € 5,00; reduced price € 3,00. Accessible to disabled people.

Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna

Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna. It is located in Via Podiani n. 11. A noble sixteenth-century residence in the heart of Perugia, built on the remains of an amphitheatre of the Roman era. The Palazzo della Penna civic museum is housed in the sixteenth-century residence of Ascanio della Penna, built on the remains of an amphitheatre and on the layout of an ancient road, both of Roman times; on the south side it includes, then, the medieval walls of the urban walls. Renovated in the early nineteenth century, was internally frescoed by Umbrian Antonio Castelletti with themes inspired by the myth of Paride and the same period are the ideal views that are found in the Room of Landscapes, the work of the decorator and set designer Pasquale Angelini. The museum's exhibition body is the "Gerardo Dottori" collection (1888-1977), a rich series of masterpieces by the Umbrian futurist master; the "Joseph Beuys a Perugia" collection (1921-1986), a sequence of 6 large blackboards made in Perugia (Rocca Paolina) on 3 April 1980 during a public meeting with Alberto Burri.

Opening hours: from November to March, Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00; May, June, July, September, October, Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-19.00; April and August, every day 10.00-19.00.
Closed: Monday (except April and August) The times may be changed during temporary exhibitions and events.
Entrance: full price € 3.00; reduced to € 2.00 (over 65 years old, groups of minimum 15 people); reduced to € 1.00 (from 7 to 14 years old, school groups); free from 0 to 6 years old. Accessible partly to disabled people.

Capitular Museum and Archaeological Area of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo

Capitular Museum and Arechological area of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo. It is located in Piazza IV Novembre, in the ancient residences of the Canons of the Cathedral. The Museum is located in the ancient residences of the Canons of the Cathedral, and is spread over 25 rooms adjacent to the cloister that house works from the cathedral itself and from churches in the diocese. It preserves jewels, liturgical vestments, illuminated codes, including evangelaries and antiphonaries; vestments and silverware, a 13th century fold, as well as paintings and sculptures from the 11th to the 19th centuries, including: Arnolfo di Cambio, Meo da Siena, Pompeo Cocchi, Bartolomeo Caporali, Agostino di Duccio, and the only work by Luca Signorelli in Perugia. Adjacent to the rooms is the entrance to the archaeological area of the Cathedral, where you can visit the original acropolis built right above the Etruscan terrace with layers of various periods: Etruscan, Roman, late antique and medieval. The route, about one kilometre long, reveals not only the Etruscan walls of terracing, but also the foundations of a temple of the same period, a rich Roman domus and an Etruscan-Roman road.

Opening hours: from October to March, Tuesday-Friday 9.00-14.00; Saturday and Sunday 10.00-17.00. From April to September, Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-17.00.
Closed: Monday.
Entrance: Full price € 6.00 - Reduced price € 5.00 (over 65 and children up to 26 years). Archaeological area: Full price € 6.00; reduced price € 5.00 (over 65 and children up to 18 years). Accessible partly to disabled people (for the archaeological area, access from Via delle Cantine).
Cumulative ticket: a) Museum + archaeological area € 8.00. Reduced price € 6,00 (over 65 and children up to 18 years).

M.A.N.U. National Archaeological Museum of Umbria

The M.A.N.U. (National Archaeological Museum of Umbria) is located in Piazza Giordano Bruno n. 10, and is located in the wide spaces of the ancient Convent of San Domenico. Founded by Dominican monks in 1233, where you can admire the architectural complex of the Convent, from whose cloister, one of the largest and most remarkable in the city, you can see the mighty bell tower of the church. It offers a prehistoric section, containing finds found in settlements, caves and necropolis of central Italy from the Paleolithic to bronze, as well as an important exhibition of materials from the ancient Umbrian and Etruscan centers and Roman municipalities in the current region of Umbria.
A particular section is dedicated to the city of Perugia from the period of formation of the Villanovan era (IX-VIII century BC) until the Roman period. Among the most valuable finds are the Perugia Cliff, one of the most important inscriptions in Etruscan language, the bronze equipment of the princely tomb of Castel San Mariano near Perugia, with an incredible complex of embossed sheets, the reconstruction of the Etruscan tomb of Cai Cutu, the sarcophagus of Sperandio and the urns of the Hypogeum of Hunts. A section of the upper gallery is dedicated to Giuseppe Bellucci's Collection of Amulets. This is one of the most important and complete collections of amulets and magical-religious instruments produced and used in Central Italy between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8.30-19.30; Monday 10.00-19.30.
Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Entrance: full price € 5.00; reduced price € 2.50 for visitors aged 18-25 EU citizens; free up to 18 years. Accessible partly to disabled people.
Sunday at the Museum every first Sunday of the month, free entrance.
One of the factors that makes the city of Perugia fantastic is its millenary history.
What to visit in Perugia to understand its history? One of the wonderful museums of Perugia.
Below is a list of the main museums of Perugia, those majestic buildings that house incredible collections, not to be missed for anyone visiting the city.

Umbria National Gallery

The National Gallery of Umbria is located inside Palazzo dei Priori in Corso Vannucci n.19, and is one of the richest collections in Italy with works of international interest. The artistic testimonies that it preserves range from paintings on wood, canvas and wall to wood and stone sculptures, jewellery and textiles, examples of the artistic production developed between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries. The collections of the National Gallery of Umbria are housed since 1878 on the upper floors of Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, one of the greatest examples of Gothic civil architecture. The exhibition covers an area of 4000 square meters, on two levels. The prestige of the collection is testified by the presence of some masterpieces of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance with works by Arnolfo di Cambio, Nicola and Giovani Pisano, Duccio di Boninsegna, Gentile da Fabriano, Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero della Francesca, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Ample space is reserved for the Umbrian artists Benedetto Bonfigli, Bartolomeo Caporali, Fiorenzo di Lorenzoe in particular the famous paintings by Perugino, Pinturicchio and their students and followers. Some sections are dedicated to the masterpieces of Sienese goldsmiths, to the traditional Umbrian fabrics, to the unusual collection of drawings (including a precious bloodbath study by Federico Barocci), up to the sculptural decoration of the facade of the church of the Majesty of the Times by Agostino di Duccio. The route continues with a comprehensive selection of pictorial and sculptural testimonies of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, made in Umbria by some of the protagonists of the time such as Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, Pietro da Cortona, Corrado Giaquinto, Sebastiano Conca, Pierre Subleyras, Jean Baptiste Wicar. The exhibition concludes with original nineteenth-century thematic presentations dedicated to the topography of Perugia and the precious Carattoli collection.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8.30-19.30 (ticket office closes at 18.30)
Closed: Monday, October to February; 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.
Extraordinary opening: every Monday, from March to September, 12.00-19.30.
Entrance: full price € 8.00; reduced price € 4.00 for visitors aged 18-25 EU citizens; free up to 18 years. Accessible to disabled people.

Hypogeum of the Volumni, Antiquarium and Necropolis of the Palazzone

Ipogeo dei Volumni, Antiquarium and Necropolis of the Palazzone is located in Via Assisana, 53 - in the locality of Ponte San Giovanni which is located 5 km from the city center of Perugia. The Volumni Hypogeum (3rd century BC - 1st century AD) is part of the vast Etruscan necropolis of the Palazzone, discovered in the 19th century and entirely brought to light from 1963 onwards. The necropolis consists of almost two hundred chamber tombs dug into the ground dating from the fifth century BC to the Hellenistic period. At the entrance to the monumental tomb of the Volumni, which can be reached through a corridor with "dromos" steps that descends a few meters below the surface, there are cinerary urns made of travertine, terracotta, marble and sandstone. A steep and grandiose dromos (corridor) leads to the burial chamber of Arunte and Lars Volumnio; the tomb is divided according to the plan of the Roman-Italic house, with the rooms around the central atrium.

Museum of Perugina

Historical Museum of Peruginasi is located in San Sisto, near the Nestlé Italiana S.p.A. Perugia plant. The Museum - an integral part of the tour of the Casa del Cioccolato Perugina - traces the history of the company from Perugia which, since 1907, has represented an excellence of Italian chocolate. An exciting itinerary allows you to discover many historical, custom and technical aspects of production linked to the characteristics of the "food of the gods". The tour ends with a tour of the Kiss factory.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9.00-13.00, 14.00-17.30; March to May; August and, from October 1 to December 31, Saturday 10.00-16.00.
Entrance: full price € 9.00, reduced € 7.00 (from 13 to 17 years old, groups of 10 people and over 65 people, disabled people); reduced € 4.00 (from 6 to 12 years old); free for visitors up to 5 years old, disabled people. For groups of school groups: free nursery school; elementary and middle school € 3.00, higher than € 5.00. Accessible to disabled people.
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday 10.30-13.00; 14.30-17.00.
Entrance: full price € 5,00; reduced price € 3,00. Accessible to disabled people.

Museum of Rocca Paolina

Museum of the Rocca Paolina. The museum is located in the historic center of Perugia, inside the Rocca Paolina. The documentary material set up in the rooms adjacent to the Marzia Gate illustrates the history of the fortress, built between 1540 and 1543 on a project by Antonio da Sangallo at the behest of Pope Paul III Farnese, from whom it took its name. Built encompassing the entire medieval quarter of the Baglioni, it was in turn demolished in 1860, when Perugia obtained autonomy from the papal government. Today, the mechanised road system that crosses its structures is the main pedestrian link to the city centre.

Opening hours: November - March: Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00-13.30 / 14.30-17.00. Closed Monday. May, June, July, September, October: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-13.30 / 14.30-18.00. Closed Monday. April, August: open daily: 10.00-13.30 / 14.30-18.00. Closed 25 December and 1 January.

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