Palazzo Trinci

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Boston, MA232 contributions
Heartbeat of History
Feb 2019 • Friends
Upon entering you are embraced into history… Drawn under the archways and into a collection of mind-luring paintings and an archaeological museum… not to forget the museum of Tournaments and Jousts. So many treasures!
Written 31 March 2019
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Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
An imposing palace
Sep 2018 • Friends
A magnificent palace, that today house a museum and a gallery, was the residence of the noble Trinci family who ruled the city in the 14th and 15th century. It was seriously damaged in several earthquakes, but it is still the most impressive building in the city. The facade in Neoclassical style is the work of Vincenzo Vitali in the 19th century. The interior has the lower part built and decorated in the Romanesque and Gothic style, while the upper part is an example of the Renaissance period. It is an imposing and fantastic building, well worth the attention.
Written 24 October 2018
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Sydney, Australia3,551 contributions
Too many steps spoil this
Sep 2018 • Couples
It starts with 47 stairs up and 9 stairs down just to get to the ticket office. And as you walk around this interesting palace from the 1500s it’s all up and down. When you want to look at the interesting mosaics it’s another 40 or so steps down then the same 40 up. Why we saw a disabled toilet in the building confused us as how would a disabled person get there in the first place. So the history is interesting as long as you’re prepared for all the stairs
Written 27 September 2018
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Brisbane, Australia515 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
There is an entrance fee to pay. There doesn't appear to be any set direction as to how you move around this palazzo. It is a rabbit warren and all instructions are in Italian only. Some of the rooms have a one page brief description in English but many of the rooms are missing them. The palazzo has everything from Roman mosaic floors and ancient statues to 17th century furniture and frescoes. Art work is impressive. I enjoyed the place but it does help if you speak some Italian.
Written 27 September 2018
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Geert D
Labro, Italy333 contributions
3D tour de force in mediëval timea
Jul 2018 • Friends
This Palazza is located on a lovely piazza. Citizen (town hall), Religion (church) and power in balance around the Square. All great façades. But when you enter Trinci you enter a world of old houses, history combined and organised around a magical stair into one of the most modern spaces. But it was build in the middle ages. Some Amazon internal, external views supplementen with interesting fresco's. Museum content includes some good local art accross the history of Foligno. Been twice now and will go back Just to experience the space
Written 9 July 2018
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Naples, Italy153 contributions
Quality musueum with good information available in English
Jun 2018 • Solo
I spent a couple of hours here and still had time in my day to make it to Assissi and back before the giostra dell quintana. If you are visiting Umbria in June or September definitely look up the joust and visit Foligno. The Palazzo Trinci is definitely worth a visit regardless of when you are in Foligno. The Frescoes are absolutely stunning. They are not perfect, but what remains is incredibly well preserved. The chapel is nearly perfect, and really brings home what the frescoes looked like originally. It is not an all day affair, and I would not necessarily go terribly far out of my way to get here; but the old city of Foligno has great shops and restraunts. Also, it is a particularly easy place to get around for an old Italian city. It is flat with even pavement. This might be a nice place to spend for people having a rough go off all the ups and downs and uneven paving stones. There are stairs at the palazzo, and I don't know for sure if there is an elevator, but the old town itself is easy to navigate.
Written 19 June 2018
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Charleston, SC707 contributions
Fine, especially during their Quintana
Jun 2018 • Couples
First of all the town, in my opinion, is a basic town. It gives every appearance of being a "working class town" with historic components. Is it not Spello or Assisi. If you go to the Quintana celebration do a lot of research to avoid disappointment. First of all determine when the horse race/event is. In 2018 it was on a Sat night at 9 PM. Maybe it is always on a Sat? If you want to see the full parade of costumed citizenry it will be at 9 Pm the night before the horse event. The main presentation area is at the Plaza de Reublica in the city center. If you miss that and still want to see the costumes they parade from the stadium to the PdR at about 1230 AM following the horse event and it takes about 1.5 hours. I like the Orvieto period event better but I would ay the costumes at Foligno are superior to the great ones at Orvieto.
Written 17 June 2018
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Brisbane, Australia11,956 contributions
A Umbrian treasure
Apr 2018 • Couples
Who knew the delights that Foligno would hold, only after reading the reviews on TA did I discover the stunning Palazzo Trinci which warranted a visit during our recent stay in Spoleto. The palazzo is easy to locate, just a short walk away from Piazza della Repubblica, the ticket office is accessed by walking from the street into the central courtyard and up a grand staircase. Palazzo Trinci was the home of the wealthy and powerful Trinci family from 1305 to 1439, now-a-days it is open to the public for a small fee. Our entry ticket gave us access to a archaeological museum, the town's picture gallery and easy viewing of the stunning architecture and frescoes in the building. To our delight we were given a video of the region with our tickets.

On the day of our visit there were very few visitors making it a pleasure to walk from room to room in peace and quiet. First we visited the archaeological museum to view artifacts from the region which were spread over three levels before moving on into another wing of the building to view the palace, frescoes and the picture gallery. The frescoes and building are stunning, some of the frescoes are not complete, having been destroyed over time. Interesting fact, the building was designed by a local from Foligno, the same who designed the Opera House in Milan. We didn't realise how much we would enjoy this building, our visit lasted one hour but was a little rushed as we had a connecting train to catch. This is truly an Umbrian treasure.
Written 11 June 2018
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Cincinnati, Ohio146 contributions
A fantastic hidden gem
Jun 2017 • Solo
I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this museum. I always enjoy visiting local history museums in Italy, but this was so much more than the typical example. Housed in a phenomenal medieval palace, the building alone was worth the price of admission. Add in a small collection of local Roman artifacts, an art museum devoted to local painters of the Middle Ages, and a section devoted to the local summer jousting celebration, as well as random pleasures such as a room devoted to the La Scala Theatre of Milan (whose architect was a Foligno native), and it was a truly delightful visit.
Written 15 June 2017
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Akron, OH3,189 contributions
Another reason to not rush off hurriedly to Assisi and Perugia.
Jul 2016 • Solo
Here is another reason for not hurriedly rushing off to see Perugia or Assisi immediately when you enter Umbria as if there was nothing better to do. Foligno deserves a visit at least because of the Palazzo Trinci near the center of town. Incredible frescoes and many works of art can be seen there. Amazing art works for sure that need your attention and admiration if you claim to be knowledgeable of Italian art history and building design for this part of Italy. The place is dripping with much noteworthy architecture that deserves your attention. Gentile Da Fabriano was a local artist and you should study his achievements. I wouldn't say that the town or this building has a somber appearance. Instead it is very well preserved and an ancient palace. I did ask questions about preservation and repairs. Show some interest with the workers who care for this palace and ask about the work they do. This visit took place when I was there during an extended visit to central Italy many years ago long before the conventional range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of theist were made available for completing this review. I was traveling with a European-rail pass and staying in Orvieto so I took the train for transportation from Orvieto and places further east in Umbria. Just by accident I decided to stop at Foligno. It was a good decision. I liked going to see this palazzo in the Piazza della Republica and I suggest that you do the same today. It or an adjacent building probably the Duomo had a doorway decorated with Lombard design in a geomatic style with the help of local artists. I was told that in October or the fall musical recitals take place here with exhibits of international origin for various purposes. I was there in the summer and so I didn't see or hear them. But the art work to be found in this building should keep you there for at least two hours. I considered it to be a real masterpiece and it was a real pleasure to visit the palace. It was full of history and well preserved to say the least. Interior art work and components of design were astonishing for sure and I suggest that you stay inside most of your time spent there. A real beauty for seeing what can not be readily found just in very place in northern Europe. I brought with me a degree French and European history with much knowledge of college level training in Italian. Show much respect for this cultural heritage of Italy by not wandering aimlessly through the streets or the building itself while munching on two ham sandwiches or drinking a milk shake. This visit is probably more suitable for adults who bring with them college level education mentioned above. Do not come here with an empty head for this building and others like it will be intellectually challenging. Do not bring your pet dog. Knowledge about architectural design and art history in Italy will be needed.
Written 2 June 2017
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