Collegio del Cambio

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Collegio del Cambio

Collegio del Cambio
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Perugia's Exchange Guild, the home of the region's money changers, dates from the thirteenth-century and boasts some of Italy's best preserved Renaissance frescoes painted by Perugino.
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium791 contributions
Must - do, together with college della mercanzia.
Oct 2020
Impressive historical place. Excellent to have the old (very) coins on display. Beautifully decorated.
Written 6 October 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,211 contributions
Small but incredible
Sep 2019 • Couples
We bought the pass that gets you into five exhibits/museums and this was one we picked. Absolutely incredible frescos and wood carvings. Don’t miss this one. Only takes 15-20 to check out
Written 26 September 2019
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LiLoLaNYC
New York City, NY22 contributions
Quiet, uncrowded viewing of Peruginos
Jul 2019
Centrally located, not overrun with tourists. Comfortable viewing of numerous frescoes in several rooms.
Written 28 July 2019
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Juan Kandler
San Jose, Costa Rica10 contributions
Small but worth it,
May 2019 • Solo
Three rooms, the entrance covered in amazing wood paneling, a room covered in Perugino’s frescoes and a third, a chapel also frescoed. A must see, even if you are not a bif fan of museums or religious art as it is small and creates a mood as art sorrounds you.
Written 31 May 2019
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StephenR285
Canberra, Australia684 contributions
Small but very interesting
Sep 2018 • Couples
With our city card we tried to visit as many of the included sites and museums as possible. The Cambio is open on a Monday and we’ll worth visiting. It’s located at one end of the old palace structure and its art work, wood work and it displays of money changing tools and gold coins was superb, as was the little chapel next door which was included in the entry price.
Written 17 September 2018
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Belifcu
Ankara, Turkey54 contributions
A magical place
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you are interested in art and wondering about renaissance pieces, it's the place to see. I was fascinated to see the works of Perugino and also other renaissance paintings. You can see everything you read on the art books. Also the woodworks are amazing. I think other than these, seeing everything as it was back then is magical. It's like there would be a person behind the desk and start to work just in front of you, taking some money from the drawers...That's my point of view, so if you are interested in all these go in, but I you are not don't. Because it's 10 euros and there is just one hall and a little chapel inside.
Written 23 July 2018
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MVPinBoynton
South Florida1,607 contributions
Worth Paying the Entrance Fee
May 2018 • Couples
The Noble Collegio del Cambio contains rooms that were used by the banker’s guild that are covered in frescos. I had read that the rooms must be seen when in Perugia. It is actually in the town hall building around the corner from where I had just been. I walked in the door to see a room with incredibly beautiful wooden paneling and inlaid wood furniture. I took one photo and the receptionist told me “no photos.”

Well, at least I got the one. When I walked up to her, she told me that it cost 4.5€ to enter the other 2 rooms. That seemed pretty high for just two rooms; but since it was supposed to be “must see”, I paid up. Since I had my DSLR hanging on my shoulder, she reminded me about photos not being allowed again. As I walked into the first room, which was the council room, I knew there was no way that I could comply with her wishes. This room was just too gorgeous not to capture so I could remember it. After all, I wasn’t using flash, so what was the harm. The first room was absolutely amazing. It is said to be the best preserved 15th century secular room in Italy.

Talk about eye candy! The crossbow vaulted ceilings and walls were just covered with gorgeous frescos by Perugino. Perugino also did some of the frescos in the Sistine Chapel. Perugino put his self-portrait on one of the columns. I was thrilled that there was no one walking around to make sure that photos weren’t taken. I honestly don’t know how someone could resist taking photos to be able to remember the amazing sight they had just seen. I walked into the next room, which was smaller than the first. It is called the chapel of St. John the Baptist. Its frescos were done by an apprentice of Perugino. I was surprised that there were bright lights shining onto one section of the ceiling. I would think that it would possibly damage the artwork. This was such a beautiful experience and I was the only one visiting it. I guess the ticket price kept some people away or they just weren’t aware that something like this was there. But it was certainly worth the price and a “must see” when in Perugia.
Written 12 June 2018
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Patrick R
Fayence, France248 contributions
A small but excellent collection
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had the museum to ourselves. It is a small collection and that meant we could get close to the paintings and study them without bothering others. It is an easy visit and worth it. Whitebeard83
Written 10 June 2018
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JRwisconsin
Madison158 contributions
Tiny museum in a charming building
May 2018 • Couples
We had a museum card and so stopped in here as part of that list. The building is very old and very intact, with coffered ceilings and frescoed wall that date from its time as the meeting place for the money changers. I recommend if you are in that part of Perugia
Written 26 May 2018
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,335 contributions
Collegio del Cambio
Oct 2017 • Couples
A small museum with beautiful artifacts on Corso Vanucci. The beautifully carved Formidable wooden doors welcome you in. The exhibits change.
Written 16 October 2017
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