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Perugia Turismo

Donini Palace

Piazza Italia, 96

With permanent exhibition of paintings by Salvatore Fiume

Palazzo Donini was built between 1716 and 1724 and draws inspiration from the Tuscan style of 1500 and, in the XIX Century, it was sold by Pierluigi Donini to the Municipality of Perugia. In 1819, it hosts the Austrian Prince von Metternich. The palace, former seat of Literature and Philosophical Studies department of the Università degli Studi di Perugia, is now seat of the Regional Government of Umbria.

Between 1745 and 1750, the interior was decorated by the best artists of Perugia of the period:  Pietro Carattoli, Francesco Appiani, Anton Maria Garbi, Giuseppe Brizi, Giacinto Boccanera e Nicola Giuli.

The main floor is frescoed with a perspectival evocative framing technique and mythological subjects. In the main hall, Francesco Appiani painted Jupiter striking Pride carriage with lightning. Near to the private apartment of the Donini family, is the former chapel, decorated with stucco and paintings, one by Francesco Appiani illustrating the coronation of the Virgin. The fireplace hall isecorated by Pietro Carattoli and Giacinto Boccanera.

At the ground floor, Salvatore Fiume hall hosts the permanent exhibition of the Sicilian artist, donated by Bruno Buitoni. 


Opening Hours: Accessible only on occasion of guided tours.
The permanent exhibition of Salvatore Fiume is opened on Tuesday (working days) h 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
From Monday to Friday, the exhibition is visitable only on booking (maximum 20 visitors). You can book for the exhibition within the two days before the visit. To do the request see:  

Wheelchair accessible from Piazza Italia

Info: Regione Umbria -  tel. +39 075 5043522-3525 (reception)

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