Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria

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Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria

Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
If You’re a Fan of Renaissance Religious Art, You’ll Love It
Feb 2020 • Solo
I should have read the reviews for this museum before going as I was so impressed with the building itself I jumped at the chance to get inside. If you’re a fan of religious Renaissance Art you’re in for a real treat here. If not, I’d skip it and enjoy the building from its exterior and the free main level. There are a few rooms/galleries that still retain frescoes from the original construction as well as an interesting clock tower room. Although I had no interest in the exhibit, I must say that it was probably the most comprehensive collection of religious art I’ve seen anywhere.
Written 26 February 2020
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Mary B
Cardiff, United Kingdom12 contributions
100s of Madonnas
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum has literally rooms and rooms of madonnas and not much else. I was faintly interested by how many wretchedly unattractive madonnas were painted in the 1200s...then there’s a weird little stage when the angels turn into heads with wings. It’s like a morgue for Christianity.
Written 5 January 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,164 contributions
Incredible
Sep 2019 • Couples
Absolutely incredible gallery of frescos, paintings, and sculptures from around the 13th - 15 th centuries. It’s much larger than we expected and is spread out over two floors. We bought a day pass that got us in to five exhibits total and it was well worth the money
Written 26 September 2019
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Mark B
London, UK268 contributions
And the building is beautiful too!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Mainly about religious art but it tell enough of a story of the city along with that even if it is not your thing. Worth a visit.
Written 16 September 2019
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,301 contributions
Love this museum
Sep 2019
Huge art space consisting of two floors on the main avenue of Perugia (Corso Vannucci). It contains a wonderful collection of Umbrian art, including Perugino and many others. It’s always a great pleasure to stroll between those beautiful paintings (most of which are on the religious subjects). In one of the rooms you can also find yourself standing behind the huge clock in the wall that shows time on Perugia’s tower. The gallery often has interesting temporary exhibitions. Last year we liked Federico Seneca and Wall of sound by Guido Harari. This year we’ve seen Closed Session by Jimmy Katz and La Madonna Benois by Leonardo da Vinci. When you enter, pay attention to the statues of the griffin and the lion. They are the originals that were on the outside of the Palazzo dei Priori and now are substituted there by the replicas. Griffin is the most important symbol of Perugia. You’ll find it all over the city. The entrance price for the museum is more than reasonable but if you happen to be around on the first Sunday of the month- it’s completely free and includes special exhibitions besides the main collection.
Written 3 September 2019
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Bonifacio
Perugia, Italy80 contributions
More Times during the year
Jul 2019 • Couples
Last visit during the temporary exposition of Benois Virgin of Leonardo da Vinci. But, during years in Perugia, I come back many Times for a beautiful visit of wonderful paintings
Written 7 August 2019
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Jim_McGuire__WLA_CA
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Great museum, terrible English information
Jun 2019 • Couples
Fora museum of this quality, it is unacceptable to have audio guide in Italian and not in English. How difficult would it be to record English versions of the audio stops. The ticket sales woman showed no interest in this when we asked why, referring us instead to a 15 euro guide which we did not need or want. It is completely reasonable to want to enjoy the museum - a national museum with a fantastic collection - the same as Italian visitors. If Perugia wants the world to enjoy their wonderful museum, this small accommodation should be immediately implemented. Get with it, Perugia!
Written 26 June 2019
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Juan Kandler
San Jose, Costa Rica10 contributions
Religious art with masterpieces by Perugino and Piero della Francesca
May 2019 • Solo
An art museum mainly about Medieval and Renaissance art (mainly religious) and some Baroque art. Has amazing art by Perugino and Piero della Francesca, most sees,even if focusing on the main artists will mean a short 1 and half hour visit. It is true is has few explanations, and fewer in english.The explanations are way too technical (I speak italian) Not for first timers, for avid museum goers.
Written 31 May 2019
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Houlihan2
Melbourne, Australia747 contributions
Bolle di Sapone - a must-see exhibition!
May 2019 • Couples
Congratulations to the curator of this exhibition, which includes paintings dating back to the 1600s, photos and articles from textbooks and old documentaries! It was facsinating to us to see soap bubbles appearing in such old paintings and what fun the subjects depicted therein are having with the soap bubbles, which one would imagine is a fairly recent enjoyment for young children. It was so interesting to read that in 1704, Sir Isaac Newton published "Optiks", which collects his theories on colour, having used the surface of soap bubbles to investigate the refraction and reflection of light; and Lord Kelvin used soap bubbles in his investigations of how a three-dimensional space might best be partitioned into cells of equal volume with the minimal surface area. Starting from the assumption that nature tends to accommodate the best possible solution, soap bubbles allow one to investigate minimal surfaces, as they are called in mathematics. Based on his investigations, Lord Kelvin proposed the tetradodecahedron. The large tent roof used in the stadium built for the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 is based on this shape. This was one of the most thought-provoking exhibitions that we have ever seen. Make sure that you go up to the second level to watch the old videos on using soap bubbles to explore the formation of new shapes.
Written 15 May 2019
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EPD
Derby, UK562 contributions
Fantastic !
Apr 2019 • Couples
Absolutely wonderful collection of Renaissance works especially by Perugino. Some great carvings, sculptures and pietas too. Highly recommended !
Written 22 April 2019
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