Make your way to the Galleria Nazionale dell' Umbria, where this tour begins, and meet your private guide for a personal experience of the museum.
The National Gallery of Umbria’s collections have been hosted since 1878 on the upper floors of the Priori Palace (Palazzo dei Priori), one of the most interesting examples of Gothic civil constructions in Italy.The Museum's collection is the most exhaustive and complete of the region, both for the variety and the large number of the works of art it possesses. 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.