Perugia Off The Beaten Path

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    Portal of Palazzo Priori

    by croisbeauty Updated Oct 24, 2011

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    Palazzo Priori has beautifull stone carved doorway which looks alike portal of some important cathedral. The interiors of the palace houses today Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, the most important collection of art in Umbria, from the Medieval to the Modern period. At the ground floor there are Sala del Collegio del Cambio and Sala del Collegio della Mercanzia. Unfortunatelly I haven't been to any of them because these halls were crowded by the two group of tourists and the access is limited. In following days I was occupied more with the jazz performances and forgot to revisit the pšalace.

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    Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell 'Umbria

    by raintown4 Written Jul 26, 2004

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    This is a huge museum full of Etruscan funerary monuments and statuary and all sorts of metal and glasswork. We especially enjoyed the Bellucci Collection of charms and amulets collected from around the world- you will never see anything like it!

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    Monument to Pope Giulio III

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 29, 2015

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    In close vicinity to Loggia di Braccio Fortebraccio stands an imposing bronze statue representing Pope Giulio III (Julius III, 1487-1555). The statue from 1555 is work of the famous Renaissance sculptor Vincenzo Danti, a native of Perugia.
    Pope Julius III is very popular in Perugia and in fact for most of the locals he is considered as a true hero. Namely, he have restored the local magistrature, which had been suppressed by his predecessor Pope Paul III.

    the statue of Pope Julius III the statue of Pope Julius III the bishop's balcony
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    Bishop's balcony

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 29, 2015

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    On the wall of the Cathedral San Lorenzo, which overlooks the main square, is a small and richly decorated balcony which attracts the attention of passers-by. The locals colloquially called it "The Bishop's Balcony" but this is actually a pulpit dedicated to San Bernardini di Siena. A pulpit is composed of ancient fragments and cosmatesque (byzantine) mosaics of red and white stone. It is a pulpit from which San Bernardino preached in 1425 and 1427, during his visits of Perugia.
    San Bernardino di Siena (1380-1444) was Franciscan missionary known as "The Apostle of Italy". His preaching was frequently against gambling, witchcraft, sodomy and in particularly against usury. For more than 30 years he preached all over the Italy and played a great part in the religious revival of the early 15th century. Nor in one place he dawdle long, up to one week, and always traveled exclusively on foot.

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    Walk about

    by deebum25 Written Sep 27, 2008

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    Generally Perugia is a rabbit warren of backstreets. As long as you can keep your bearings you shouldn't have a problem but it can get chaotic if you don't speak the language!

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    Old centrum in Perugia-il centro storico

    by Angelinka Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    u need good training to walk in the center of Perugia...:)

    c'è bisogno di un buon allenamento per passeggiare a Perugia...:)

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    Nice fountaine in the centrum

    by Angelinka Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    little garden with nice fountain in the square in front of Municipio.

    giardino con fonatana di fronte al municipio

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    night sight of Perugia -Perugia di notte

    by Angelinka Updated Jan 26, 2005

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    darkness gives to the church a special light that make it as a star in the black sky.

    l'oscurità dà alla chiesa una luce particolare che la rende come una stella nel buio cielo

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    Via del Acquedotto

    by raintown4 Written Jul 26, 2004

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    Find the acquedotto just a bit north of Piazza IV Novembre. Its a great place to take some pictures.

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