Museo del Capitolo della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

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Museo del Capitolo della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Museo del Capitolo della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Founded in 1923 and located in the cloister of St. Lorenzo Cathedral, the museum assembles various types of artworks. Most interesting are: the painting by Luca Signorelli, by Agostino di Duccio, wooden sculptures, a rare display of illuminated manuscripts and two sections dedicated to ecclesiastic furnishings and liturgical paraments.
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Downstairs is the beat
Sep 2019 • Couples
We visited this museum as part of one of our five options included in a pass we purchased. Top floor two rooms aren’t that great but the downstairs is incredible
Written 26 September 2019
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Thanks for your rewiew! Chiara
Written 27 September 2019
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Ian Y
13 contributions
Ancient history on show
Sep 2019 • Couples
For those interested in ancient and little known cultures and their engineering and architectural skills, this visit is a must. Everything from meticulous non mortar construction by the Etruscans to later Roman overlaying constructions is on view.
Written 15 September 2019
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Ron_acsi
Harderwijk, The Netherlands9 contributions
Most see (adults ánd children)
Aug 2019
Since a few years the ground beneath the Cathedral is been dugged out. Now you can see that Perugia is build on the old Etruscian city. Also you see the Medieval period of the city and the Romans that build on top. Very interesting and nice fresh on a hot summer day :)
Phone them before your visit for the timetable and ask for someone that talks English!
Written 9 August 2019
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Lorenzo P
2 contributions
Fantastic tour inside the hidden Perugia
Mar 2019 • Couples
Chiara gave us a great experience visiting the covered part of the centre of Perugia. Thanks to her passion and smartness, we took the best from every single stone which represent the history of this beautiful city. Of course the tour is underestimated by city guides and web sites. Highly recommended by me and my girlfriend.

Greetings to Chiara,
Lorenzo & Jessica
Written 9 March 2019
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Many thanks, dear Lorenzo & Jessica, for your kindness!! I'm really confused... Chiara
Written 10 March 2019
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iancolrain
Redwood City, CA5 contributions
NO ONE SHOULD MISS THIS!
Aug 2018 • Family
We are a well travelled and hard to impress family, including a student of museology and archeology. We have been on tours of historical sites and museums in other places in Italy, in France, the UK, all over the USA, New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. THIS IS THE BEST TOUR WE HAVE EVER DONE.

We had the privilege of an English language tour of the Estruscan, Roman and medieval excavations under the cathedral, conducted by Chiara, the director of the museum. Chiara, who trained as an art historian in Perugia and Sienna, brought 2600 years of history to life in a manner that was simultaneously entertaining, enaging, enthusiastic and educational.

NO ONE SHOULD MISS THIS TOUR!
Written 2 August 2018
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Thank you so much! I'm embarassed...
Written 3 August 2018
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Mauro F
Melbourne, Australia112 contributions
Fantastic tour showing multiple levels under the cathedral
Jul 2018 • Solo
What an absolutely fantastic tour that goes under the cathedral and shows the amazing history that was found under the cathedral. If you are in Perugia sign up for this tour.
Written 6 July 2018
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FragilePineapple
10 contributions
Chiara makes this museum great.
Mar 2017 • Business
For full disclosure, I worked on a project for this museum, so I am biased.

This museum is small, but book a tour with the lovely guide Chiara and she'll take you beneath the Duomo. Most of the artifacts from this site have gone to the Archaeological Museum of Umbria, but they couldn't move the real treasures.

You can see three layers of human occupation. The Etruscans, the Romans, and the Medieval period.

You can see the area where 3 popes were elected. You can walk on a Roman road that still has wheel marks in it. You can see massive Etruscan walls.

My personal favorite part is the roman house where there's a burn level that shows the destruction of Perugia by Augustus.

For a museum that just has Chiara running it, it is impressive. That's why you must book a tour and for your convenience, Chiara has spent the last few years learning English (she says her English is bad, but she's just modest).

It can be cold underground, even in the summer, so maybe bring a cardigan too.
Written 5 November 2017
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I'm very gratefull!!! And embarrassed. Thank you!
Written 7 July 2018
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Charl0tte01
Antwerp, Belgium175 contributions
Great difficulties entering the museum with the Perugia Card!
Aug 2016 • Family
Capitolar Museum makes part of the choice of the Perugia Card. I visited Perugia together with my 17 year old daughter. On the first day I bought a Perugia Card of 13 euro that allowed free entrance for a minor under 18. I bought the Card at the Tourist office. On the site there is literally written 'A/F CARD € 13,00 Valid for one adult, along with free admission for one child under the age of 18. Admission to five museums. We chose the Galleria Nazionale, Collegio del Cambio, Collegio Mercanzia, San Severo and Capitolar Museum.
In the Capitalor Museum we were refused the entrance because the (very unfriendly) lady at the frontdesk claimed that our card (type A) was not valid for the free entrance of a minor. We went back to the tourist office to get explanations. Over there they showed us the rules on the back site of the brochure. And indeed there was written that an A card gave permission to a minor. We went back to the museum. I speak Italian so I asked the lady to actually read the rules on the brochure. She refused to read this, she became really rude and kept refusing us the entrance. Unbelievable! We just walked into the museum then ignoring her shouting.
This was a very unpleasant experience especially because we had the same one again at the Collegio Mercanzia
Beside this I have to say that this is a great museum. The pieces are very well displayed.
No crowds at all.
Written 2 October 2016
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gianlorenzo
norfolk186 contributions
A small museum, but with art and architecture of quality
Jan 2016 • Couples
This museum is located right next to the Duomo and has some most interesting art and architecture to explore. It can be visited with the Perugia Museums card and we highly recommend it.
Written 27 January 2016
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Thanks a lot for your review, very appreciated!
Written 28 January 2016
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Cocciolino2015
Perugia, Italy447 contributions
Beautiful religious objects well presented and documented
Apr 2015 • Family
Another outing with my 6-year-old grandson after we had explored the Archeo Museum. As usual,due to our ages,we didn't have to pay,but it would have been well worth the nominal entrance fee. He was given a sheet of things to discover,like a treasure hunt,details in paintings or features of a sculture,and for each one you got a point. At the end there was a prize if you found everything. Needless to say he paid attention to each object looking for the required details and we spent an interesting 1 1/2 hours wandering through the many rooms. His final reaction? "What a lot of beautiful stuff!"
Written 11 January 2016
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Museo del Capitolo della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00