Museums in Umbria

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A sample of the spectacular art found in Umbria: Lorenzetti, lo Spagna, Perugino, Giotto

Umbria is a spectacular treasure trove of art and history from our Roman ruins and storied Medieval towns to our great Cathedrals and intimate chapels bursting with Renaissance masterpieces. Listed below are many of the places well worth your time.

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The art of Umbria: from Assisi to Orvieto

Museums in Perugia

Perugia, the largest and most important city in Umbria, is home to an amazing amount of art and a wide selection of museums, both large and small. The National Painting Gallery is the most important collections and should not be missed. Likewise, the Capitol Museum, located behind the bell tower of San Lorenzo, offers a wonderful underground tour of the are surrounding the Cathedral.

14th century gallery in the Museo Nazionale

GALLERIA NAZIONALE DI UMBRIA
The National Gallery of Umbria
Corso Vannucci, 19 Palazzo dei Priori
075 5721009 – 075 58668415

Detail of Luca Signorelli's Madonna Enthroned with Saints

CAPITOLAR MUSEUM
Museum of the Cathedral with underground tour
Piazza IV Novembre: entrance at Cathedral’s upper cloister
075 5724853

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DELL’UMBRIA
Archeological Museum of Umbria
Piazza Giordano Bruno, 10
075 5727141

Cappella of San Severo

CAPPELLA DI SAN SEVERO
Chapel containing the only Raphael in Perugia
Piazza Raffaello (near the Porta Sole)
075 9471766

COLLEGIO DEL CAMBIO
15th-century Guild office frescoed by Perugino
Corso Vannucci, 25
075 5728599

Perugino's famous frescoed Collegio del Cambio
Palazzo Baldeschi

PALAZZO BALDESCHI AL CORSO
Palace museum
Corso Vannucci, 66
075 5724563

POZZO ETRUSCO
Etruscan well
Piazza Danti, 18
075 5733669

Carved tufa Medusa from the Ipogeo dei Volumni

IPOGEO DEI VOLUMNI
Etruscan cemetery 
Via Assisana, 53 – Ponte San Giovanni
The next town just to the east of the center of Perugia. Well worth the visit.
075 393329

Extraordinary Museums and workshops

Brozzetti specializes is hand weaving of traditional Renaissance designs on Jacquard looms

GIUDITTA BROZZETTI (Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a mano)
Studio specializing in Jacquard weaving of Renaissance designs 
Via T. Berardi, 5/6
39 07540236 For appointment

Detail of 19th-century work by studio Moretti-Caselli

STUDIO MORETTI CASELLI
Stained glass studio 
via Fatebenefratelli 2
Email for an appointment
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Etruscan and Roman Sites/Museums

Discover Umbria’s roots with our many ancient sites. Explore an Etruscan tomb, walk a Roman road, marvel at Roman mosaics, or step inside an ancient temple. Truly amazing things await you.

BETTONA
Etruscan walls (Near main entrance to historic center)
Etruscan tomb (located in Colle at base of hill up to Bettona)
Museo della Città
Piazza Cavour, 3
075 987 347

The Temple at Clituno

CAMPELLO SUL CLITUNNO
Tempietto del Clitunno
Via del Tempio, 1 Loc. Pissignano
074 327 5085

A beautiful day out at Carsulae with Rocco and Puccini

CARSULAE
Area archeologica di Carsulae
Roman town now an archeological park
Strada di Carsoli, 8 – 05100 Terni
074 433 4133

COLLEMANCIO
Urvinum Hortense 
Within the village of Collemancio

CORCIANO
Strozzacapponi Necropolis
Località Strozzacapponi – Via Einaudi

The Roman theatre located just outside the wall of Gubbio.

GUBBIO:
Roman Theatre
Via del Teatro Romano
Palazzo dei Consoli
Where the Eugubian tablets can be found

SIGNILLO (near Gubbio)
Spiano Bridge

ORVIETO
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Piazza del Duomo
076 334 1039

OTRICOLI
Parco Archeologico Di Otricoli
Via Vittorio EmanueleII 13/15, Otricoli

PERUGIA
POZZO ETRUSCO

Etruscan well
Piazza Danti, 18
075 5733669
Etruscan arch of Perugia
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Villa dello Sperandio Necropolis
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Discover the Ipogeo dei Volumni, one of the largest Etruscan tombs ever found

PONTE SAN GIOVANI
IPOGEO DEI VOLUMNI

Etruscan cemetery 
Via Assisana, 53 – Ponte San Giovanni
The next town just to the east of the center of Perugia. Well worth the visit.
075 393329

The Mosaic museum opened in 2018 shown here as restorer works on center room mosaic

SPELLO:
Villa dei Mosaici di Spello
Villa of Mosaics
Via Paolina Schicchi Fagotti, 7
074 230 1909

The nave and apse of San Salvatore using fragments from Roman buildings

SPOLETO:
Domus
Largo Ferrer 6/7
Roman Amphitheatre
Via Sant’Agata 18A – Via delle Terme
074 322 3277
Museo Archeologico Statale di Spoleto
State Archeological Museum
Piazza del Duomo – Acquasparta
076 334 1039
San Salvatore
Via S. Salvatore Basilica (Outside the walls)

TERNI
Anfiteatro Fausto
Via del Vescovado
074 427 9976
Archeologial Museum

Nearby in le Marche: 
Pesero Urbino
Domus del Mito

Umbria Terre Museums

A dozen small Civic museums where visitors may use their ticket at any other museum in the group for two days. Interesting collections often include works from local churches.

AMELIA:
074 497 8120
Archaeological Museum and Picture Gallery
Piazza Augusto Vera, 10
The Roman cistern 
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti
Palazzo Petrignani
Via del Duomo, 22
Discover Amelia

Bettona's pinacotecca featuring our Perugino, Dono Doni, and Alunni

BETTONA
Museo della Città
Piazza Cavour, 3
075 987 347
Discover Bettona

BEVAGNA
Museo Civico
Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 72
074 236 0081
Discover Bevagna

CANNARA
Museo Città di Cannara
Via del Convitto, 20
074 261 5300
Discover Cannara

CASCIA
Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate
Via Leonina Porta, 1
074 375 1010
Museo Comunale di Palazzo Santi
Via Giuseppe Martelli, 4
074 375 1010
Discover Cascia

DERUTA
Museo Regionale della Ceramica
Largo San Francesco
075 971 1000
Pinacoteca Comunale
Piazza dei Consoli, 12
075 971-1000
Discover Deruta

16-Century Derutaware

MARSCIANO
Museo Dinamico del Laterizia e delle Terrecotte
Piazza S. Giovanni
075 874 1152
Discover Marsciano

A beautiful 14th-century crucifix by the Master of San Francesco

MONTEFALCO
Complex is the Church of San Francesco
Via Ringhiera Umbra, 6
074 237 9598
Discover Montefalco

MONTONE
Complesso Museale di San Francesco
Via S. Francesco, 4
075 930 6535
Discover Montone

SPELLO
Pinacoteca Civica e Diocesana
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, 10
074 230 1497
Discover Spello

TREVI
Raccolta d’arte di San Francesco e Museo della Civiltà dell’Ulivo
Largo Don Giovanni Bosco
074 238 1628
Discover Trevi

UMBERTIDE
Museo di Santa Croce
Piazza S. Francesco, 1
075 942 0147
Discover Umbertide

Other museums and places with great works of art

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Northern Umbria

CITTA DI CASTELLO
Pinacoteca Comunale
Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera
Via della Cannoniera, 22/A
Tel. 075 8520656 – 075 8554202

Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera which now is the Pinacoteca Comunale
Frescoes by Pietro Lorenzotti in the lower church

Central Umbria

ASSISI
Basilica di San Francesco
Frescoes by Giotto, Lorenzetti, Martini, Cimabue
Read about it on Wikipedia

Near Lago Trasimeno

CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO
Palazzo della Corgna
Piazza Antonio Gramsci, 1

ISOLA MAGGIORE

PANICALE
Church of San Sebastiano
Piazza Regina Margherita, 3

Fresco of Saint Sebastian by Perugino

Monasteries, convents, and beautiful sites

Umbria is filled with religious buildings and complexes, many of which are open to the public and where you will find very few tourists. Some contain great cloisters, frescoed chapels, and all=round spectacular architecture. Here are some of my favorites:

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Famed cloister at the Abbey of Sassovivo

FOGLINO
Sassovivo
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Montelabbate
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Lo Spagna Deposition in the church of SM del Lacrime

Churches of Umbria

The many churches of Umbria are where you can truly experience great art as it was meant to be experienced. From the intimate to the monumental, the churches, monasteries, and convents of Umbria offer up their art to all who avail themselves of it.

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Baroque altar on Isola Maggiore

Northern Umbria

CITTA DI CASTELLO
Santuario della Madonna di Belvedere
Piazza Gabriotti 1
Telefono 075 85.291
Discover Città di Castello

Sanctuary of Madonna di Belvedere, Città di Castello

LUGNANO IN TEVERINA
San Antonio
San Francesco
S. Maria Assunta

Pieve San Gregorio

San Emilian in Congiuntoli

S Eutizio di Preci

San Felice di Narco

San Pietro in Valle

Central Umbria

The Porzuncola in the center of the Basiclica of Santa Maria degli Angeli

ASSISI
Basilica di San Francesco
Frescoes by Giotto, Lorenzetti, Martini, Cimabue
Santa Chiara
San Pietro
San Rufino (Duomo)
Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Located at the base of Assisi, best frescoes are by Lo Spagna and Perugino
Porziuncola
Located within S.M. degli Angeli
Ermo delle Carceri

The Romaesque church of San Silvestro in Bevagna

BEVAGNA:
San Francesco
San Michele
San Silvestro
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DERUTA
San Francesco
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MONTEFALCO
Church of San Francesco
Museum with fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli
Convent of San Marco
Frescoes by Lo Spagna

PERUGIA
San Lorenzo (Duomo)
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San Michele ArcAngelo
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San Bernardino
Sculpture by Duccio
San Costanzo
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San Domenico
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San Ercolano
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San Filippo Neri
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San Pietro
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San Severo Chapel
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SPELLO
Santa Maria Maggiore
San Agostino
San Andrea

TREVI
Convent of San Marco
Frescoes by Lo Spagna

Western Umbria

TODI
S. Maria della Consolazione
S.Maria Annunziata (Duomo)
San Fortunato
SS Crocifissso

ORVIETO
Duomo (Santa Maria Assunta)

The Duomo of Orvieto

Southern Umbria

AMELIA

NARNI

SAN GEMINI

SPOLETO
Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo)
San Pietro
San Salvatore
San Ponziano
San Eufemia

TERNI
San Valentino
San Pietro

Eastern Umbria

CASCIA

NORCIA

PRECI

VISSO

SPOLETO
Santa Maria Assunta (Duomo)
San Pietro
San Salvatore
San Ponziano
San Eufemia

TERNI
San Valentino
San Pietro