National Gallery of Umbria

The National Gallery of Umbria, one of Italy’s leading art collections, is housed in the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia. For any visitor seeking to entrench themselves in the mastery of Italian art, The National Gallery of Umbria may just be the ultimate destination.

In the past, the museum was linked to the Academy of Fine Arts until 1863, when it became the Civic Painting Collection named after one of the city’s greatest artistic sons, Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino. In 1918 the collection was taken over by the state and eventually renamed the National Gallery of Umbria.

Today the museum’s collections feature a wealth of important medieval and Renaissance works by such artists as Arnolfo di Cambio, Benozzo Gozzoli and Piero della Francesca, including the latter’s great altarpiece of St Anthony. Umbrian artists include Perugino and Pintoricchio and their pupils and followers.

The museum also features thematic sections devoted to the works of goldsmiths and jewellers, to ivory and wooden inlays, to the traditional Perugia tablecloths and to the topography of the city of Perugia. There are also priceless paintings covering the period from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century by Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, Pietro da Cortona, Sassoferrato, Francesco Trevisani, Sebastiano Conca, Pierre Subleyras, Corrado Giaquinto and Jean-Baptiste Wicar.

The National Gallery of Umbria aims to surprise its visitors and leave them in a world of wonder.

Read what others share about their experience

  • Ken Burgin
    a month ago
    Stunning collection and beautifully displayed with lots of light and places to sit down. BUT… the...
  • Fterislex Mystakee
    4 months ago
    My recent visit to the Galleria Nazionale in Perugia, Italy, left me utterly captivated and...
  • CM
    7 months ago
    I ducked in here to escape the rain and stayed for three hours. The collection is impressive,...
  • Michael
    a month ago
    Very arrogant and haughty lady at the ticket desk on March 26th. Madam, you are nothing more than...
  • Gerald Lapira
    7 months ago
    Just off the main square, this place houses priceless masterpieces of the Umbrian School of...

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