Perugia, the capital of Umbria, with its medieval streets, breathtaking views and typical dishes to taste offers much to the visitor. Square IV Novembre in the historic center of Perugia, built in 1345 and dedicated to one of the patron saints is one of the most beautiful squares of the city. In the same square it is situated the most important religious building in the San Lorenzo Cathedral, whose side of the church facing the square, while the entrance is in square Danti. The true symbol of the city is the Fontana Maggiore, located in the center of the square, built between 1275 and 1278 by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano on a circular staircase. The decorations evoke, iconological messages, the political and cultural program of the City of Perugia. Near the Fontana Maggiore, in Square Danti, it is an important work of hydraulic engineering the Etruscan Pozzo built in the second half of the third century B.C. going down underground to 37 meters deep. Square IV Novembre is also cloaked by the imposing Priori Palace, in the gothic style with impressive fourteenth-century portal and a fan-shaped staircase. Built to be the seat of the free municipality, now houses both the offices of City Hall and the rich collection of the National Gallery since 1878. The National Gallery of Umbria is an example of Gothic civilian building that collects many artistic testimonies dating back to a period between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Gallery maintains one of the richest art collections in Italy, with works by Duccio of Boninsegna, Benedetto Bonfigli, Bartolomeo Caporali, Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero della Francesca, Pinturicchio, Perugino, Orazio Gentileschi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and others.
The Museum is open to public visits.