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Perugia Turismo

Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna

Via Podiani 11

Collections of contemporary art and exhibition spaces

Collections of contemporary art and exhibition spaces.

The civic museum at the Palazzo della Penna is situated in the noble XVI Century residence of the gentry family of Perugia Arcipreti della Penna, and was therefore the house where Ascanio della Penna during the XVII Century, and his great grandson Fabrizio in the XIX Century, placed their important art collection, unfortunately split up in 1875.

The Palace was built on the ruins of a Roman amphitheater, which were discovered following restauration works of the ‘80s; they are parts of walls in opus cementicium (concrete) of the external front of a peripheral gallery; the visible part of it is about 35 m long. On the southern side the Palace incorporates part of the mediaeval city walls.

Restored in the early XIX Century, it was frescoed by the Umbrian Painter Antonio Castelletti, with themes inspired by Paris Myth. Of the same period are the ideal views in the Sala dei Paesaggi (landscape room), by the decorator and scenographer Pasquale Angelini.

The collection of the museum includes:

The Collection “Gerardo Dottori” (1888-1977): rich series of masterpieces by the Umbrian futurist maestro.  

The Collection “Joseph Beuys in Perugia” (1921-1986), 6 big boards in sequence drown in Perugia (by the Rocca Paolina) on the 3rd April 1980 during a public meeting with Alberto Burri.

Opening Hours: 
November to March Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
May, June, July, September, October from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
April and August every day 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Opening hours may change due to happenings or temporary exhibitions
Closed: Mondays (except April and August),  1st January; 25th December

- ticket € 5,00; 
- reduced ticket A  €2,00 (senior over 65 years - groups of minimum 15 people - Touring Club Members  - Armed Forces and Order - Employees of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, upon presentation of the badge - Employees of the Municipality of Perugia , upon presentation of the badge - Students, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia; Students of three-year degrees in Sciences of Cultural Heritage and in Literature; Students of specialized degree in History of Art - "Perugia Carta Giovani" holders - other agreements in force);
- reduced B  € 1,00 (from 7 to 14 years old, schools); 
- free (from 0 to 6 years - Directors and officials of public and private museums, upon presentation of card or badge - Executives (General Managers, Superintendents, Inspectors) of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities in service - Teachers accompanying schools - Tour guides in the exercise of their functions - Disabled people + accompanying people - Journalists / Publicists, with the Order card or letter of appointment signed by the Director)

In occasion of temporary exhibitions or events the price may change

Combined ticket for access to the three museum spaces Cappella di San Severo, Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna and Templar Complex of San Bevignate:
- ticket € 9,00
- reduced A € 6,00
(senior over 65 years - groups of minimum 15 people)
- reduced B € 4,00 (from 7 to 14 years old, schools)

- free (from 0 to 6 years)

For guided tours, extraordinary openings, out of hours, for individual visitors and groups (including assistance of 1 operator and guided tour), educational / educational workshops, see the relative tariffs:

 Tariffs for guided tours museum circuit

Partly wheelchair accessible tel +39 075 9477727
Services: Bookshop and Gourmet Cafè BIOǾ tel. +39 075 7970096
Info: tel. +39 075 9477727

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