The collection of the National Gallery is the largest and most complete in the region. The exhibits date from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. The original core of the collection was given to the Accadamia del Disegno di Perugia for didactic purposes.
The exhibition includes numerous works of art from private collections and with religious background.
Accommodation in Palazzo dei Priori
In 1878 the collection of the Umbrian National Gallery was housed on the upper floor of the Palazzo dei Priori, one of the most interesting examples of Gothic-style bourgeois buildings in Italy.
In 1863 the collection was declared a Pinacoteca Civica. In 1918 it was given the name Regia Calleria Vannucci because of its great national importance, later it was renamed Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.
- The day pass at Galleria Nazionale dell Umbria is €10 making it one of the 3 cheapest tourist Attractions in Umbria.
How to get there
From Sant'Egidio airport in Perugia you can take the bus to Piazza Italia. From there you can reach the Galleria on foot. From Piazza Italia go west towards Corso Pietro Vannucci and then turn right. The Galleria is located directly on Corso Pietro Vannucci.
If you arrive by car, you should park outside the pedestrian zone (in Italy generally best in a guarded car park!) and then explore the centre of Perugia on foot.