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House Museum Palazzo Sorbello

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Address: Piazza Piccinino, 9, 06122, Perugia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 075 573 2775
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

In the old town centre of Perugia, near the Cathedral and Etruscan Well, an...

In the old town centre of Perugia, near the Cathedral and Etruscan Well, an old palace dating to the 17th Century houses a valuable collection of paintings, porcelains, printed works, manuscripts and embroidered fabrics.

The stately mansion of the Marchesi Bourbon di Sorbello welcomes visitors in rooms with vaulted ceilings, elegant 18th Century furnishings and chandeliers, as well as an evocative vista over Perugia and the Valley of Assisi.


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Walk back in time for a memorable visit

This is an amazing home to visit, with furnishings, paintings etc. like they would have been hundreds of years ago. Brilliant, and part of the admission price includes access to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter L
Malua Bay, Australia
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Malua Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing home to visit, with furnishings, paintings etc. like they would have been hundreds of years ago. Brilliant, and part of the admission price includes access to the Etruscal well (Pozzo Etrusco)

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Well preserved and organized Palazzo in Perugia Center. The guide was excellent providing many facts and explaining all the available memorabilia. Beautiful views from the terrace. Bring your camera. They have a small shop where you can buy souvenirs, books etc. related to the visit.

1 Thank 27Ruben27
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The entrance to this museum is between PiazzaDante and Piazza Piccinino and starts as an unremarkable courtyard - but notice the blocks of the floor are wood to muffle horse drawn carriage noise. The reception area is in large room leading to a terrace with beautiful views over the city and valley below. You can have a guided tour of... More 

Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Not interesting, unless you like to hear a family story. Quite large library, some family pictures and portraits, and some embrodery.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is an interesting place but it is not a high priority item. The tour is a discount if you have a Perugia pass but it still is a few euros. The library, in particular, is a disappointment because the book shelves are cheap white shelves that might have come from Target.

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Jacksonville, AL
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

A unique old palace museum with interesting history. The library is famous--especially for WWI and WWII documents, and illustrated children's books. Beautiful frescoes in the Baroque style. There is an incredible view from the terrazzo in the back.

Thank J S
Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Beautiful palazzo, full of history and an interesting detailed guided tour. The view from the terrace towards basilica San pietro is outstanding.

Thank Monica-pisica
Perugia, Italy
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

Not only is the museum itself worth visiting but the foundation offers frequent book presentations and conferences taking advantage of the presence of one of the oldest universities in Europe.

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Fairfax Station, VA
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped by this place by chance and we weren't disappointed. The view from the balcony is amazing. Our tour guide was superb...we informed and spoke excellent English. Very interesting artifacts. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Glad we viseted the museum altough few rooms are open to the public you get a nice view from the terrace of the city

1 Thank Carant2015

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