Located on the upper floors of Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia’s historic center, The National Gallery of Umbria (Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria) contains an impressive collection of artwork from the 13th to the 19th century including many works by Pietro Vannucci, known locally as Perugino. These collections are considered to be among the most exhaustive in Umbria in terms of the variety on display. Presented in chronological order, the collection includes paintings, sculpture, metal works, fabrics, furniture and other decorative arts. Tickets can be purchased in the museum book and gift shop located on the first floor of Palazzo dei Priori.
The Palazzo dei Priori, which houses the 40 gallery rooms is itself a beautiful example of medieval architecture that is worth a stop just to see its Romanesque portal and stone atrium with the original bronze statues of the griffin and lion, the symbols of Perugia.
Read more about the National Gallery of Umbria on our blog.
Walking From Piazza Partigiani Bus Terminal:
Take the series of escalators (scale mobili) located across the street from the bus station to arrive in Piazza Italia. From Piazza Italia walk straight on Corso Vannucci to reach Palazzo dei Priori on the left, just past the intersection of Via dei Priori.
From Perugia Train Station (Fontivegge):
By Cab (Approx. €12): Taxicabs are usually waiting just outside and to the left of the train station front exit. It’s about a 10-minute ride to Piazza Italia. If no cabs are waiting call Perugia Taxi: 075 500 4888
By Bus (€1.50 single trip): Buses leave from the front of the main railway station in Piazza Vittorio Veneto to Piazza Italia. For Piazza Italia take Bus Line TS.
By Minimetrò (€1.50 single trip): Adjacent to the back of the main railway station (where the tracks are located) and a 3-minute walk is Perugia’s light rail. Take this to the historic center (Pincetto Stop). Exit to your left and take the escalators or to your right for the elevator to the top, then walk to Via Oberdan and go right to Piazza Matteotti. Once in Piazza Matteotti take any of the side streets on the left to Corso Vannucci.
Note: The Minimetrò runs every 2 to 3 minutes Monday-Saturday 7am-9:20pm (Last ride at 9:05pm), Sundays and holidays 9:00am-9:00pm (Last ride at 8:45pm)
Tickets (UP Card) for both the buses and Minimetrò can be purchased at the bar/café inside the train station or at the kiosk located at the entrance to the mini metro itself.