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Perugia Turismo

Cappella di San Severo (San Severo Chapel)

Piazza Raffaello (Porta Sole)

The San Severo Chalpel hosts the only remaining work by Raffaello in Perugia: the fresco Trinità e Santi benedettini e camaldoles (Trinity and Benedectine and Camaldolesi Saints). 


The Chapel of San Severo, first built in the XV Century, is adjacent to the church and convent of the Camaldolesi, present since the XII Century. Inside the District of Porta Sole, it’s all that remains of the XBVI Century Church, rebuilt and enlarged in the XVII Century.

Inside the chapel, commissioned by the Camaldolesi Friars, is a fresco painted by Raffaello Sanzio, between 1505 and 1508, the upper part of which portrays the Trinity, surrounded by angels and cherubim and sided by saints of the order. Called to Rome by Pope Giulio II to the painting of the Vatican Rooms, Raffaello will never finish this work, due to his premature death, in 1520. In his stead the Order called Pietro Vannucci, also Known as Perugino, who concluded the fresco with a theory of Saints in the inferior part. At the centre of the fresco a Madonna with Child in polychromic terracotta attributed to Leonardo Del Tasso, inspired by the Florentine school.

The Fresco of San Severo is a dialogue through time between two of the most important exponents of Italian Renaissance, in which the grace of Vannucci lives together with expressive power of the young Raffaello, who, right in those days, was getting to a realism and a corporeity enabling the sacred telling to exist in a new sensibility, a perfect synthesis of the renaissance humanism.   

It is the last artwork made in Perugia by Perugino, who died after only two years, and the only one remaining in town by Raffaello. 

Opening hours:

January, February, March, November and December: h. 11:00 am – 1:30 pm / 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm – Monday closed
May, September and October: h. 10:00 am – 1:30 pm / 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm – Monday closed
June and July: h. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm - Monday closed
April: h. 10:00 am – 1:30 pm / 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm – all days
Agosto: h. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm - all days

Ticket € 4,00;
Reduced ticket A  €2,00
(senior over 65 years - groups of minimum 15 people);
Reduced B  € 1,00 (from 7 to 14 years old, schools);
Free (from 0 to 6 years)

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 € 14,50; 

Reduced A € 7,50

(senior over 65 years - groups of minimum 15 people);

Reduced B € 5,00 (from 7 to 14 years old, schools)

Free (from 0 to 6 years).

entrance fares can vary for events

Guided Tours: € 60 in Italian / € 90 in foreign languages (entrance excluded)

Extraordinary Openings with Guided Tours: € 90 in Italian / € 120 in foreign languages (entrance excluded)

in italiano / € 120 in lingua (escluso il prezzo del biglietto)


Wheelchair accessible (in Piazza Raffaello there are two spaces for disabled people, for each specific category just in front of San Severo Chapel. The circulation of disabled people is always allowed. From 7:00 am to 10:00 am the pilomat is open while in the following hours it is necessary to contact the Police Municipality (+39 075.5723232) for opening by remote control.
During the closing hours of the ZTL (weekdays 12:00 am – 1:00 pm/holidays 12:00 am – 7:00 am) disabled people without telepass can communicate the transit to the address enclosing a copy of the mark and the plate of the used vehicle).

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For information: +39 389 1116152 - +39 075 3744575
Perugia Capitale