Loquis: Palazzo dei Priori

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Palazzo dei Priori


Published on:  2018-10-10 12:47:00


As in other Italian medieval communes, it was the seat of the priori ("first citizens"). The structure commands the corner where the main artery of medieval Perugia, Corso Vannucci, enters the city's main square; a first section was constructed in 1293-97. A further section down the Corso was built in 1429-43, still keeping to the Gothic tripartite fenestration, to house the Collegio del Cambio, the "money exchange" that was the financial center of Perugia. On the left is the entrance to the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria one of the most outstanding provincial Italian collections of art.

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