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National Gallery of Umbria

National Gallery of Umbria - Perugia

The Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria is hosted in the upper floors of Palazzo dei Priori, with the entrance in Corso Vannucci. 

Born from the original nucleus of works from the local Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia—second half of the 16th century—the collection grew significantly between the end of the 1700s and the first half of the 1800s, and later was further enriched as a consequence of the suppression of the religious orders by the Unitarian State.

The current Museum arrangement, inaugurated in December 2006, occupies a surface of 4,000 square meters distributed on two levels. The prestigious collection, chronologically ordered, includes a wide variety of works, which range from paintings on wooden panels, canvases and frescoes, to sculptures in wood and marble, to goldsmiths and fabrics, all highly representative of Italian artistic production between the 13th and 19th century.

Among the masterpieces of the medieval and Renaissance periods, the works of Arnolfo di Cambio, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Duccio di Boninsegna, Gentile Da Fabriano, Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero della Francesca and Francesco di Giorgio Martini stand out. Much space is given to Umbrian painters such as Benedetto Bonfigli, Bartolomeo Caporali and Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, and in particular to the renowned paintings of Perugino, Pintoricchio and their pupils and followers.

Some sections are dedicated to the masterpieces of the Sienese goldsmiths and to the traditional "Perugian tablecloth", to the production of ceramics and floor tiles of the 15th and 16th centuries and to the collection of drawings, among them a precious sanguine and ink sketch by Federico Barocci.

The display path continues with painting and sculptural evidence from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, among them the works of Pietro da Cortona, Orazio Gentileschi, Francesco Trevisani and Sebastiano Conca, and concludes with the thematic exhibitions dedicated to 19th century Perugian topography and the Carattoli Collection


For those using their own vehicle, there are no disabled parking spaces in the proximity of the facility. The nearest ones are located at the two ends of Corso Vannucci: to the south, in Piazza Italia, about 200 m far away and to the north, in Piazza Piccinino, about 150 m from the Gallery. 

If the reserved lots are occupied it’s possible to park for free also in the lots marked by blue stripes. All the area is within the ZTL (LIMITED TRAFFIC ZONE), therefore it’s necessary to send an email to, specifying the day of the transit and the plate of the car, attaching a copy of the coupon for disabled; all this in the previous days or within 72 hours after the transit.

The Umbrian National Gallery can also be reached by public transport: the nearest bus stop is in Piazza Italia. Instead, for those who choose to use the Minimetrò, also accessible to disabled people, the right stop is the terminal “Pincetto”. The facility can be visited by people with motor difficulties or who need a wheelchair; for this reason, a wheelchair is available to visit the Gallery, that is also equipped with a defibrillator in case of necessity. 

Guide dogs are allowed to facilitate the visit by people with impaired sight and blind; in addition to the possibility to rent audio guides, at the beginning and at the end of the exhibition itinerary there are panels with Braille and raised captions. By sending an email to it’s possible to request a more specific guided visit with specialized operators trained for the purpose. 


OPENING HOURS: Open 8.30-19.30 from Tuesday to Sunday (last entry at 18.30).

Corso Vannucci
06121 - Perugia (PG)
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Fonte Regione Umbria - Servizio Musei e soprintendenza ai beni librari 

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