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Collegio del Cambio

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Address: Palazzo dei Priori | Corso Vannucci 25, Perugia, Italy
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Perugia's Exchange Guild, the home of the region's money changers, dates...

Perugia's Exchange Guild, the home of the region's money changers, dates from the thirteenth-century and boasts some of Italy's best preserved Renaissance frescoes painted by Perugino.

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A must in the city center

This is a famous place because of the frescoes by Perugia's home-town artist, Pietro Vannucci, known as the Little Perugian, i.e. Perugino. The paintings are in a sort of... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is a famous place because of the frescoes by Perugia's home-town artist, Pietro Vannucci, known as the Little Perugian, i.e. Perugino. The paintings are in a sort of fraternity house, nothing like the one at your U.S. college, however. This one has elegant wall paneling and two rooms with beautiful, gently lyrical paintings of secular heroes, virtues personified, and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It would be easy to miss this building. It is small, but has a lot of information. It is near many sights. It is an exchange guild and lovely.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It would be easy to miss this place as the doorway doesn’t beckon you to visit. This is the old exchange guild, a well-preserved Renaissance building. These guys were money changers and were also like magistrates in that they administered civil justice. Money talks, even in those days! The Collegio was built between 1452 and 1457 and houses a number... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Don't miss this the Collegio. There are only 2 rooms but you can easily spend more than an hour just admiring the amazing fresco's on the ceiling. What a beauty! Also the woodwork demonstrates incredible craftsmanship. There are chairs in each room, just sit down and admire what you see. You can take your handbags and small rug sacks.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Do not miss this small, but very important, museum. You will be amazed at the work by Perugino and one of his apprentices, Raffaello. Spectacular. Pay attention to the wood work as well.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This Exchange building from the 15th century has two rooms full of Perugino frescoes, both sacred and secular. In one corner we also found a display of old coins and the weighing scales to determine the amount of real metal in each. Since Perugino was the teacher of Raphael, always worth looking at, and the weighing scales were an added... More 

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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Most of the other reviews pick up the highpoints. Its stunning, but also intimate as its fairly small. Go as part of the bundled ticket deal (5 museums etc for about €13).

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Porto Alegre, RS
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The art inside of these rooms is simply stunning, really out of this world. There's just SO much detail and care (and gold) in every single inch of the room.

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

the frescoes! the wood working! all in a very small, easily accessable location. Would love to see again.

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Reviewed 11 November 2015

The great wooden doors are the giveway to this eye opener. Push through and you are probably inside the largest medieval guildhall in the world. But it is the beautiful wooden soaring ribbing and the startling guild colours that impress more than the swallowing size. For some unknown reason we scored it all to ourselves in glorious silence for 20... More 

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