Casa museo di palazzo Sorbello. Perugia (PG)
The Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello Foundation has its premises in the Casa-Museo Palazzo Sorbello, in Piazza Piccinino, right in the historical center of Perugia, at a short walking distance from Palazzo dei Priori and San Lorenzo Cathedral, between the Etruscan Well and the Church of San Severo.
The Palace Burbon di Sorbello, which houses the Museum, dates back to the 16th century and over time has been the property of several historical families—among them the Montemelini and the Oddi—until, in 1780, Giuseppe I of Burbon di Sorbello moved there with his family.
The visit allows one to have access to the preserved evidence of the intellectual life and the artistic taste of the Umbrian aristocracy of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Landscape paintings, family portraits and paintings of Authors—including Vittorio Alfieri and François-Xavier Fabre portraits—are part of the conserved collections. In the rich library, rare editions—such as the Encyclopédie Française of Diderot et D’Alembert (1770) and the original edition of the Tragedie of the Italian poet, Alfieri—are preserved. A 19th century Ginori table service and some Meissen and Dresden molded figurines stand out in the porcelain collection. The visitor also has the opportunity to admire precious fabrics from the embroidery school Scuola del Ricamo del Pischiello, founded by Romeyne Robert Ranieri in 1904.
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