06073 San Pietro, Province of Perugia, Italy
About San Pietro
The Church of San Pietro was founded in the 10th century on the Monte Calvario. It functioned as the cathedral of Perugia in the 6th century, prior to the status of the cathedral being given to Santo Stefano in Castellare around 936 and then finally to San Lorenzo, the actual cathedral. The presence of many and valuable works makes the basilica of San Pietro the richest and most important collection of works of art in Perugia after the National Gallery of Umbria.
Attractions near San Pietro
The Città della Domenica is a wildlife amusement park located in Perugia in Ferro di Cavallo. Inaugurated on 21 April 1963, it was the first amusement park to open in Italy. Huge in size for the time, it spread over several hills of Monte Pulito presenting, immersed in the dense Umbrian vegetation, fairytale reconstructions, wildlife areas, and small mechanical attractions for children.
Piazza IV Novembre is located in the historic center of Perugia, and as Serafino Siepi wrote, "it is the most beautiful and most ancient square in the city, central to the same". The asymmetrical square opens up to the convergence of the five road axes that structure the medieval city and for its scenography, it has represented in every age the privileged place of urban functions: here the ancient forum was located and there are preserved monuments connected to the system urban planning of the E
The Collegio del Cambio is a part of the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, famous above all for the Sala Delle Adienze frescoed by Perugino. It is located at number 25 of Corso Vannucci. The Collegio del Cambio was built between 1452 and 1457. The entrance doorway is a beautifully crafted work in wood that dates back to 1505.
The Palazzo dei Priori or Comunale is one of the best examples in Italy of the public Palace of the età Comunale (XI century). It is in the central Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia, Umbria. It was the seat of the city's government and was designed to express civic pride and represent Perugia's strength and grandeur. Started in 1293, it underwent three additions and was completed in 1443.
Corso Vannucci is the main street of Perugia . The street, which takes its name from Pietro Vannucci , a painter born in Città della Pieve and famous with the nickname Il Perugino , develops between imposing and important buildings: Palazzo dei Priori (, Palazzo dei Notari (15th century), Casa di Baldo degli Ubaldi, church of Sant'Isidoro, Palazzo Donini (1716).
The National Gallery of Umbria is an Italian state museum located in the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia . It preserves the largest collection of Umbrian works of art and some of the most significant works of art in central Italy, from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century . It is owned by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities , which since 2014 has included it among the museum institutes with special autonomy.
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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday. It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.