Palazzo Sorbello in Perugia
Palazzo Sorbello, located in the Old Town di di Perugia, a short distance from the Cathedral and from Pozzo Etrusco, is an ancient palace dating back to the seventeenth century and houses an important collection of paintings, porcelain, printed works, manuscripts and embroidered fabrics.
The noble residence of the Marquises Bourbon di Sorbello welcomes visitors in Sale with frescoed vaults between elegant furnishings and eighteenth-century chandeliers, with an evocative view of Perugia and the valley of Assisi.
Ideal location for weddings and private events in a historic setting of the city of Perugia.
Bourbon Palace of Sorbello, from late sixteenth century, has belonged in time to various noble families from Perugia until in 1780, was acquired by the Marquis Bourbon di Sorbello.
In the entrance hall of the building, it is an extraordinary example of external wooden flooring, unique in Umbria and very rare in Italy. This type of floor was used to dampen the noise of the carriages that entered the building.
At the top of the grand staircase opens the noble floor of the residence of the Marquises.
Rooms with frescoed vaults, embellished with 18th century furnishings and chandeliers, welcome a rich collection of precious Ginori porcelain from the 18th century, vintage paintings, prints and the historical Library of the Ranieri di Sorbello family. One of the rooms is dedicated to the exhibition of embroidered fabrics made by Embroidery school Ranieri di Sorbello founded by the Marquise Romeyne Robert in 1904 at the Pischiello family villa, on Lake Trasimeno.
During various periods of the year, temporary exhibitions on the history and collections of the Bourbon Bourbons of Sorbello are set up within the visit.
Visitors are welcomed in an elegant hall with a frescoed vault, with videos and display cases and with a large panoramic terrace with a suggestive view over the city of Perugia and the surrounding hills.
The services of Palazzo Sorbello
Open every morning without need for reservation
(afternoon openings according to seasonal periods)
Special guided tour for children and families with Game Book of the House Museum
Events and book presentations in the large living room with a panoramic terrace overlooking the city
On reservation it is possible to organize special guided tours with breakfast, aperitifs or standing lunches
Prices for visits:
Admission, with guided tour included in Italian or English, without the need for reservation:
€ 5,00 per person (free for children under 12 years)
€ 3,00 per person for groups over 8 people
€ 3,00 per person for holders of the Etruscan Well or Perugia CARD
€ 2,50 for disabled people with card
€ 2,50 for ICOM members
Responsible: Prof. Ruggero Ranieri (Promoter of the promotion: Enrico Speranza)