Our network: News & Events | Latest news | Guides | Hotels | Home
Tuesday 16 September 2014
Italiano English Deutsch Franšais Espa˝ol
Perugia Perugia Perugia

Museo Archeologico


Archeological Museum of Umbria
Housed in the former Dominican convent of San Domenico, the collection of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria was started by a donation from the patrician Francesco Filippo Friggeri of Perugia in 1790. The collection was enlarged in 1921 with the addition of the Bellucci Pre-historical and Palaeontological collection and in 1948 with finds from the archaeological sites of Cetona, near Siena.

The collection includes a number of Palaeolithic and Aeneolithic remains, found chiefly in Umbria, from the Bronze and Iron Ages, that date back to the inhabitants of the Apennine regions from the 16th to the 12th centuries BC.

The Etruscan archaeological remains from the area are particularly important and date back to the Villanova-period (9th - 8th centuries BC), as well as to the rich tomb gifts of the Hellenistic period: urns and sarcophagi, vases and gold objects, works in bronze and weapons.

The prime piece of the collection is the Cippo di Perugia (3rd ľ2nd century BC), which is the longest Etruscan inscription ever found. It is a boundary stone with a contract between the Velthina and Afuna families concerning the property of a piece of land, and includes a judiciary sentence.

The museum also displays African and ethnic pieces collected by the Perugian naturalist and explorer Orazio Antinori.

The former convent also houses the State Archives, where the library that had belonged to the Dominican convent is kept. It includes codices, some of which are illuminated, from 991 to 1851; the Annali Decemvirali (13th ľ 19th centuries); the Acts of the Papal Government from its establishment until 1860; and documents concerning abolished religious orders, corporations or welfare organisations.



Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria
Corso Cavour - Piazza Giordano Bruno, 10 [old town centre]
Perugia, 06122

Info: Ph. +39 0755727141

Infopoint Perugia CittÓ Museo:
Info-line 199 194 114

Open:
All the year: every day from 8.30am to 7.30pm

APM (Public municipal bus transport authority): stopped bus - Tre Archi, Piazza partigiani [only 100 meters away]
Linea 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13s, 13d, 15, 81, 82, 83, 87, bis28, bis31, bis33, bis34, bis39, bis41, bis44, bis50

Disabled access available
 

Have a comment or question?
Send a message to our editors at: contactus@perugiaonline.com


Up
Perugia Perugia

  General information
General travel tips 
Weather information  
Tourist guides and visit guided in Umbria 
Local opening times 
Useful - emergency numbers 
Perugia for living 
Hospital Perugia 
Hospital Foligno 
Real Estates and Home Builders 
Homes for sale, property, apartments selling 

  Transport in town
Traffic restrictions 
Parking 
Buses & Taxis 
Town map 
How to reach Perugia by car 
How to reach Perugia by train 
How to reach Perugia by Air 

  Transport out of town
Airport 
Trains 
Rent a car 
Local and national buses 



  Where to Stay
Hotels 
Wellness, SPA & Resort 
Farm Holidays and Country Houses 
Historic Residences 
Bed & Breakfast 
Apartments and Rooms for Rent 
Residences 
Hostels 
Religious Boarding Houses 
Campings 
Camper - Motorhome 

  OFFERS & LAST MINUTE
Last Minute Perugia 
Advance Bookings 

  Where to eat and drink
Restaurants and Trattorie 
Pizzerie 
Pubs 



  Art and monuments
Rocca Paolina 
Ipogeo dei Volumni 
Etruscan town walls 
Palazzo dei Priori 
Porta Sant' Angelo 
Acqueduct 
Maesta delle Volte 
Collegio della Mercanzia 
Collegio del Cambio 
Fontana Maggiore 

  Art and religion
Cathedral of San Lorenzo 
Church of San Filippo Neri 
Oratory of San Bernardino 
Church of Sant' Ercolano 
Church of San Domenico 
Church of San Pietro 



  Museums and galleries
Historic Museum Perugina 
Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria 
Museo Archeologico 
Palazzo della Penna 
Accademia delle Belle Arti 
Museo di Storia Naturale 
Museo Capitolare San Lorenzo 
Cappella di San Severo 

  Art and tourist attractions
Palazzo Capitano del Popolo 
Botanical garden 




  Perugia News
 Regional News by Category

MUSIC
EXHIBITIONS
COURSES
COMPETITIONS & PRIZES
FOLKLORE
EVENTS
DANCE & BALLET
MEETING & CONFERENCES
CONGRESS
KIDS
Typical Products FAIRS
THEATRE
SPORT EVENTS
LEISURE
LIFESTYLE
WHERE TO DINNER
NIGHTLIFE
CURIOSITY
VIDEO
BOOKS



  What to see & do
Shopping in Perugia 
Golfing holidays 
The Amusement Park : La Citta della Domenica 
Itineraries & Museums in Umbria 
Italian language courses 
Nature Walks Around Cascia:To Cascia via the Scoglio di Santa Rita, the vast rocky pyramid that dominates the village of Roccaporena 
Cooking courses 

  Lake Trasimeno
General Information 
The islands - boat tours 
Eating well by Lake Trasimene 
Where to stay by Lake Trasimene 
Bathing - Lake Trasimene 
Mooring 



  SPECIALS in Umbria - Italy
Wellness in Umbria - Perugia area 
Weddings in Umbria 
Honeymooning in Umbria 
Charme & Relax in Umbria 
Home in Umbria 

  Education
Language schools for Foreigners 
Cooking schools 
University for Foreigners Perugia 
Design, Fashion, Visual arts and Communication Schools 
Perugia for Studying 
University 
Italian Army Foreign Language School  
Arts, Music, etc. 



  Typical products
Handicraft 
Mushrooms 
Truffles 
Extra Virgin Olive Oil  
Wine 

  Flavours to taste
From the forest