The Palazzo dei Priori
has fantastic museums. One of its most important museums is the 30 roomed Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria
where you can explore artwork from the 13th century resembling Byzantine
art and works by Pinturicchio
and Il Perugino.
The palazzo also houses what is considered by many to be most attractive bank worldwide, The Nobile Collegio del Cambio
which is composed of the Legist Chambe
r whose wooden stalls were created by Giampiero Zuccari in the 1600s, the Audience Chamber
frescoed by Il Perugino and the Chapel of Giovanni Battista
embellished with paintings by Il Perugino’s student, Giannicola di Paolo
. In the same palazzo the Nobile Collegio della Mercanzia
features a stunning Audience Chamber panelled in wood,by northern craftsmen. The Sala dei Notari
on Piazza IV Novembre in the same palazzo was constructed at the end of the 13th century and was the meeting point for members of the nobility. It is embellished with Romanesque arches frescoed with passages from the Bible and Aesop’s fables.