Nobile Collegio del Cambio

Museum in Perugia

Collegio Del Cambio
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Located just steps from Palazzo dei Priori and the National Gallery of Umbria (Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria) and near the Nobile Collegio della Mercanzia (The Merchants Guild), the Nobile Collegio del Cambio (Money Changers Guild) is situated on Corso Vannucci. Visitors can purchase a combined ticket for both “Collegio” museums, saving .50 cents, and explore these historical attractions in about an hour. These chambers once belonged to Perugia’s wealthiest guilds, and their lavish interiors reflect the considerable power they wielded during their peak.

Exquisite Craftsmanship and Art: The Nobile Collegio del Cambio showcases stunning examples of intricate woodworking and colorful, detailed frescoes, many painted by Pietro Vannucci, also known as Il Perugino. The museum comprises the entranceway, the former Hall of Legists (lawyers), the Audience Hall (Sala di Udienza), and the Chapel of St. John the Baptist.

The Chapel of St. John the Baptist: According to guides, this chapel was where the moneychangers would pray daily for divine guidance to carry out their duties equitably. These duties included weighing coins to determine their value and fair exchange, as well as settling civic disputes related to money—a common occurrence in those times.

Coin Weights Collection: A small room between the Audience Hall and the chapel contains a display of 550 ancient coin weights, reflecting the various coins circulating in Perugia from the 1400s to the mid-1800s. The collection also includes coin weights and scales used throughout Europe until the 20th century.

Visit and Tickets

With a combined ticket, visitors can efficiently explore both the Nobile Collegio del Cambio and the Nobile Collegio della Mercanzia, appreciating the rich history and artistry of Perugia’s powerful guilds. The beautifully preserved interiors and extensive collections make these museums a must-visit for anyone interested in the economic and artistic heritage of the city.

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Visiting Nobile Collegio del Cambio


Everyday 10:00am – 19:00pm

Closed: December 25, January 1, and Monday afternoons from November 2nd to March 31st



Address: Nobile Collegio del Cambio, Corso Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Province of Perugia, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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