Museums and Culture in Umbria
Exploring the Museums in Umbria
Before you plan your itinerary, you need to sculpt out some good time for museums here. One can spend an entire day going through only the museums. The first one to visit would be the National Gallery at Perugia. Inside the museum you can see the best of the Gothic paintings, including several of the masterpieces painted by Duccio di Boninsegna, Beato Angelico, and Piero della Francesca.
The next destination would be the National Archaeologic Museum of Umbria. This museum in Umbria houses the much praised and rich Etruscan collection of paintings and an art lover will go beyond words to describe the beauty of these collections. The third destination of interest is in the town of Assisi and this is the Basilica of San Francesco. This museum displays the world famous Giotto’s frescoes that show the life of the Saint in 28 paintings.
The next destination is to take a visit to the town of Spoleto where one can see the Gallery of Contemporary Art. The next will be a visit is to the small town of Gubbio where one can see the Civic Museum. This holds the famous “Eugubine tables” or the seven bronze plates, which are being preserved from second century B.C. The last stop would be at the Foligno where you can visit both the Archaeologic Museum as well as the Pinacoteca Civica. Museums of Italy will make one awe for the preservation of antiques as old as 2 Century B.C.
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