Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso

Palace in Perugia

Palazzo Baldeschi Perugia
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Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso is the former residence of Baldo degli Ubaldi, a renowned 14th-century Italian jurist. In 1369, Ubaldi decided to split from his brothers and expanded his existing dwelling by merging it with neighboring properties along Corso Vannucci, Via Danzetta, Via Baldo, Via dello Struzzo, and Via Baglioni.

Architectural Evolution

The building underwent further expansions in 1480 and between 1489 and 1496. In the 1870s, the Baldeschi family made additional modifications to align the medieval structure with more modern architectural trends. This transformation resulted in a homogeneous palace-like structure. A travertine portal facing Corso Vannucci and identical travertine windows spanning the building’s length were added, contributing to its unified appearance.

Modern Use

In 2002, the Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia Foundation acquired the palace. It now houses their outstanding art collection, including:

  • Renaissance Majolica: Featuring 147 extraordinary pieces originally from the Sprovieri Collection of Poggio Mirteto and the Frizzi Baccioni collection of Scarperia near Florence.

Exhibitions and Collections

  • Main Floor: Used for temporary exhibits.
  • Second Floor: Home to the Marabottini Collection, a donation of over 700 items, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, miniatures, waxes, glasses, ivories, porcelains, and furnishings, dating from the 16th to 20th centuries.
  • Third and Fourth Floors: Host the Foundation’s own collection of over 200 artworks, spanning the 15th to 19th centuries, by renowned masters like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Signorelli, Matteo da Gualdo, and Niccolò di Liberatore, known as l’Alunno.

Key Highlights

  • Historical Significance: Originally the residence of a prominent 14th-century jurist, Baldo degli Ubaldi.
  • Architectural Evolution: The building showcases a blend of medieval and modern architectural elements, resulting from multiple expansions and renovations.
  • Art Collections: Home to significant art collections, including Renaissance Majolica and the extensive Marabottini Collection.
  • Temporary Exhibits: The main floor regularly hosts temporary art exhibitions.

Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso stands as a testament to Perugia’s rich history and cultural heritage, offering visitors a glimpse into both its architectural evolution and its impressive art collections.

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Visiting Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso


Tuesday – Thursday: 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm; Friday – Sunday: 11:00 am – 1:30 pm / 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Address: Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso, Corso Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Province of Perugia, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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