Giuditta Brozzetti Museum-Lab: Weaving Perugia’s Past & Present

Giuditta Brozzetti Museum-Lab: Weaving Perugia’s Past & Present

Perugia’s Museum Workshop Giuditta Brozzetti (Il Museo-Laboratorio Giuditta Brozzetti) is about a 15-minute walk from Piazza IV Novembre. This hidden jewel, located inside a former thirteenth century church where Saint Francis and his disciples once lived and prayed, is dedicated entirely to the history and the preservation of traditional Umbrian hand weaving techniques. The workshop…

Palazzo dei Priori Perugia: Vices, Virtues and Mythical Beasts

Palazzo dei Priori Perugia: Vices, Virtues and Mythical Beasts

In the showcase of architectural gems that grace the city of Perugia, Palazzo dei Priori, seat of the free commune (a.k.a. the municipal building) is arguably the crown jewel of the historic center. With its period-spanning ornamentation—overflowing with pomp and symbolism, this massive communal palace endows Perugia’s main square (Piazza IV Novembre) and its main…

Strength and Beauty: Perugia’s Etruscan Arch

Strength and Beauty: Perugia’s Etruscan Arch

In the showcase of architectural gems that grace the city of Perugia, Palazzo dei Priori, seat of the free commune (a.k.a. the municipal building) is arguably the crown jewel of the historic center. With its period-spanning ornamentation—overflowing with pomp and symbolism, this massive communal palace endows Perugia’s main square (Piazza IV Novembre) and its main…

8 reasons to visit the National Gallery of Umbria

8 reasons to visit the National Gallery of Umbria

The National Gallery of Umbria is one of Perugia’s most important museums. It’s also the only major art collection in Italy to be housed in the same building as the municipal government—Palazzo dei Priori. If you’re a lover of art history and ancient architecture, GNU (short for the gallery’s Italian name—Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria) is a…

11 reasons to visit Perugia

11 reasons to visit Perugia

Perugia is the charming capital city of Umbria, the green and hilly region in the heart of Italy. This medieval city is still an under-the-radar Italian destination for many international travelers. Yet, Perugia has captivated countless visitors throughout the centuries. As far back as 1875, American novelist Henry James wrote about Perugia in his first…