Municipal Picture Gallery - Città di Castello
Vitelli Palace, housing the Municipal Picture Gallery, that has been reopened to the public in 1995, is located at the centre of Città di Castello, next to the urban walls, in via della Cannoniera.
The sober Renaissance architecture of the building is enriched on its side facing the garden by elegant monochrome walls by Cristoforo Gherardi, probably based on the design of Giorgio Vasari, and by a porch with an overlying lodge, hosting the collection of sculptures, including a core of terracotta by Andrea della Robbia. Gherardi himself executed part of the internal halls’ decorations, together with Cola dell’Amatrice.
The art gallery, divided in 26 halls, plus further exhibition spaces devoted to temporary exhibitions, includes artworks ranging from the 14th to the 20th century, the majority of which became of public property following the post-Unitarian expropriations.