Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, Perugia

Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, Perugia (must see)

Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, also known as Palazzo del Bargello, was built in the second half of the 13th century and can be found on Piazza Matteotti. Built from 1472 to 1481 by Anthony Gasparino and Matthew Leone, interesting and valuable is its portal, decorated with twisted columns and topped by two griffins. You will also see a beautiful central sculpture of Justice, represented by a cryptically smiling woman armed with a sword. Combining medieval and Renaissance architecture, since the early 19th century it has served as Perugia’s courthouse.

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Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo on Map

Sight Name: Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
Sight Location: Perugia, Italy (See walking tours in Perugia)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Perugia, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Perugia

Create Your Own Walk in Perugia

Creating your own self-guided walk in Perugia is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Perugia Historical Center Tour

Perugia Historical Center Tour

Dating back to the 3rd century BC, Perugia has a long history. This ancient city contains old arches, medieval gates, historic buildings and other valuable constructions, many of which can be found in the center of the city. Take the following tour to discover Perugia’s most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Perugia Shopping Tour

Perugia Shopping Tour

Perugia offers a wide range of shopping, featuring something for everyone. From fashionable boutiques to authentic local shops, shopping in Perugia is a pleasant activity. The following tour will lead you to some of the city’s best places to shop.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Perugia Introduction Walking Tour

Perugia Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Perugia Religious Buildings Tour

Perugia Religious Buildings Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles