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Museums in Umbria, record numbers

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Nov 202020Museums in Umbria, record numbers In Umbria, there are 170 museums, with a population of just over 900 thousand inhabitants. Each town and city has its own. Archaeological, historical-artistic, scientific, naturalistic, ethno-anthropological, thematic and contemporary art museums: from the National Gallery of Umbria to the MANU, the regional archaeological museum, from the Hypogeum of the Volumni to the “Tempietto sul Clitunno”, up to the archaeological area of Carsulae, the Ducal Palace of Gubbio, the CAOS of Terni and the splendid museums of Orvieto. And many others, original treasures of art, history and beauty.
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In Umbria, there are 170 museums, with a population of just over 900 thousand inhabitants.
Each town and city has its own. Archaeological, historical-artistic, scientific, naturalistic, ethno-anthropological, thematic and contemporary art museums: from the National Gallery of Umbria to the MANU, the regional archaeological museum, from the Hypogeum of the Volumni to the “Tempietto sul Clitunno”, up to the archaeological area of Carsulae, the Ducal Palace of Gubbio, the CAOS of Terni and the splendid museums of Orvieto. And many others, original treasures of art, history and beauty. Let's find out the ones that are absolutely not to be missed:

National Archaeological Museum of Umbria


National Archaeological Museum of Umbria


Piazza Giordano Bruno 10 - Perugia

The museum is housed in the architectural complex of the convent of San Domenico, whose construction began with the foundation of the Dominican order in 1233.
It offers a prehistoric section, containing artifacts found in settlements and caves in central Italy from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age, as well as an important display of materials from ancient Umbrian and Etruscan centers and Roman sites in the current region of Umbria.

The National Gallery of Umbria


The National Gallery of Umbria


Corso Vannucci 19, Palazzo dei Priori - Perugia

Located in the heart of the historic center of Perugia, the capital of Umbria, along the famous Corso Vannucci, the National Gallery of Umbria is structured in a chronological exhibition itinerary, developed in 40 rooms located inside the Palazzo dei Priori. It preserves one of the richest art collections in Italy, from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, with works by Piero della Francesca, Pinturicchio, Perugino, Orazio Gentileschi, Pietro da Cortona, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and other well-known artists of the time.
The Gallery hosts over 3000 works including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fabrics and goldsmiths, which document seven centuries of Italian history and culture.

National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto
Via Sant'Agata 8 - Spoleto

It was born inside the former monastery of Sant'Agata.
The exhibition itinerary tells the first evidence of the human presence in the city and its territory (Neolithic, Bronze Age), the development of the settlement in the Umbrian phase, evidenced above all by the 7th-6th century sets. BC, and the history of the city in the successive phases of Romanization with finds attributable to the foundation of the Latin colony in 241 BC. Monumental inscriptions, fragments of large honorary statues, decorated plasters and mosaic fragments illustrate the municipal and imperial phase of the city (from 90 BC), perhaps the most important in Roman Umbria. The theater, which is an integral part of the visit to the museum, dates back to the first century B.C. and was partly incorporated into later buildings, undergoing a partial dismantling in medieval times.

Burri Collection – Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco


Burri Collection – Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco


Via Francesco Pierucci - Città di Castello

The “Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco” complex, inaugurated in 1990, exhibits works created by Alberto Burri.
Built between the end of the fifties and the mid-sixties of the twentieth century for the drying of tropical tobacco, produced in the territory of Città di Castello, the structures of the “Fattoria Autonoma Tabacchi” (Autonomous Tobacco Farm) were abandoned in the seventies and, in 1978, the artist obtained its use as a laboratory for the creation of large-format works. Since 1989 it has been adapted as a museum.

Tempietto sul Clitunno


Tempietto sul Clitunno


SS Flaminia, Via del Tempio 1, Loc. Pissignano - Campello sul Clitunno

A small shrine in the shape of a temple is considered one of the most interesting early medieval monuments in Umbria, it is among the seven jewels of Lombard art and architecture in Italy that have recently been included in the prestigious Unesco World Heritage list.

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