The cubicles and fluorescent lighting of modern office life will seem all the more banal after a visit to the frescoed and paneled meeting rooms of Perugia’s Moneychanger’s Guild, one of the best-preserved “office suites” of the Renaissance. Perugino was hired in 1496 to fresco the Sala dell’ Udienza (Hearing Room), perhaps with the help of his young student Raphael. The images merge religion, with scenes of the Nativity and Transfiguration; classical references, with female representations of the virtues; and most riveting of all, glimpses of 15th-century secular life that provide a fascinating look at Perugians of the time and their sartorial tastes.
Nobile Collegio del Cambio
Palazzo dei Priori, Corso Vannucci 25
Our Rating Hours Dec 20–Jan 6 Tues–Sat 9am–12:30pm and 2:30–5:30pm, Sun 9am–1pm; Mar 1–Oct 31 Mon–Sat 9am–12:30pm and 2:30–5:30pm, Sun 9am–1pm; Nov 1–Dec 19 and Jan 7–Feb 28 Tues–Sat 8am–2pm, Sun 9am–12:30pm Phone 075-572-8599 Prices Admission 4.50€ adults, 2.50€ seniors 65 and over, free for children 12 and under
MapPalazzo dei Priori, Corso Vannucci 25 Perugia
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