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Perugia Turismo

Permanent exhibition by Salvatore Fiume

Corso Vannucci 96, Palazzo Donini, Sala Fiume


The permanent exhibition consists of 10 large canvas by the Sicilian artist Salvatore Fiume (1915-1997), painted between  1949 and 1952, ordered by the businessman from Perugia Bruno Buitoni for the canteen of his chocolate factory “Perugina”,   in 1949.

The cycle develops around the theme “Adventures, misadventures and glories of ancient Perugia”, and consists of: capture of San Francesco of Assisi, Battle of Aquila, Totila siege, San Benedetto da Norcia, San Francesco d'Assisi, Baglioni conspiracy, Torgiano battle, stones battle, Niccolò Piccinino, Braccio Fortebraccio.

In the battle paintings there’s a clear echo of the renaissance paintings by Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca. The figures of the two saints, Benedetto and Francesco represent the image of pace and religiosity, symbols of our Region. In 1988, the ten paintings were donated by the “Perugina S.p.A.”, by Bruno Buitoni’s will, to the Region of Umbria, requesting only that they could be permanently seen. 

Opening Hours: The exhibition can be seen on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 

Free entrance

Wheelchair accessible

Info: tel. +39 075 5043522 - 3525 (cartaker)

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