Skip menu

San Severo Chapel

Overview

Masterpieces by Raphael and Perugino compared

Hidden among the alleys of Perugia's historic centre is a jewel unknown to most visitors, but of great historical and artistic value. This is the Chapel of San Severo, a modest building houses the masterpieces of two of the greatest Renaissance artists: Raphael and Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino

To visit, you will have to reach the highest point of the Umbrian capital, but the effort will be amply repaid by the beauty of the place. In a small square you will find the San Severo complex, of 13th-century origin, remodelled several times over the centuries. 

Once inside, you will stand open-mouthed in front of the Trinity and Benedictine and Camaldolese Saints, a fresco by Raphael, the only one remaining of the many works the master painted in Perugia. Raphael, however, was unable to complete the decoration, which was completed by Perugino in 1521 with the depiction of Saints in the lower register of the chapel. The wall is completed by a statue of the Virgin in polychrome terracotta, made at the end of the 15th century by an unknown author.

Services
icon-speak
Guided Tour
Visitors can book guided tours.
icon-disabled-assistance
Physical disabilities
Entirely or partially accessible to people with disabilities and other challenged persons.

Hours

lunedì: Chiuso,martedì: 10:00–18:00,mercoledì: 10:00–18:00,giovedì: 10:00–18:00,venerdì: 10:00–18:00,sabato: 10:00–18:00,domenica: 10:00–18:00

San Severo Chapel

Piazza Raffaello, 06122 Perugia PG, Italia

Call +390759477727 Website

Related articles

Tours and experiences
terraces perugia

5 urban hikes to see 5 panoramic terraces in Perugia

Cycling tourism
Umbria's artistic and landscape treasures by bike

Umbria's artistic and landscape treasures by bike

Cultural cities
2 days in Perugia: the itinerary

2 days in Perugia: the itinerary

Cultural cities
Perugia

Perugia: a historical and artistic jewel and beacon of central Italy

Spirituality
Gubbio’s Festa dei Ceri

Gubbio’s Festa dei Ceri

Spirituality
Gubbio and the "Festa dei Ceri"

Gubbio and the "Festa dei Ceri"

Food and wine
Umbria, on the pursuit of flavor

Umbria, on the pursuit of flavor

Historical sites
PG Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago, a balcony on Lake Trasimeno

Tours and experiences
gran tour umbria

A Grand Tour of Umbria - Combined bus and cycling trips will let you discover some well-hidden treasures

Nature
Umbria: the scenic flight here takes place against an enchanting backdrop of villages, hills and blooming meadows

Umbria: the scenic flight here takes place against an enchanting backdrop of villages, hills and blooming meadows

Nature
Mount Subasio Park: a protected and sacred natural area

Mount Subasio Park: a protected and sacred natural area

Cycling tourism
Nera River Cycle Path: cycling through forests and waterfalls

Nera River Cycle Path: cycling through forests and waterfalls

Villages
Lake Trasimeno and its villages

Lake Trasimeno and its villages

Villages
Castiglione del Lago

Città della Pieve: a mini medieval masterpiece

Food and wine
In Umbria, cuisine speaks nature's language

In Umbria, cuisine speaks nature's language

Celebrations
the cable car in Gubbio

Christmas in Gubbio, 5 unmissable things for a dream itinerary

UNESCO
Assisi, a sanctuary with a priceless historical heritage

Assisi, a sanctuary with a priceless historical heritage

Art and culture
The Third Paradise in Assisi, the unexpected work of art in the Bosco di San Francesco

The Third Paradise in Assisi, the unexpected work of art in the Bosco di San Francesco

Art and culture
PRECI | Umbria

Lush valleys and pristine environments: Umbria, the green heart of Italy

Leisure
The Todi Festival

The Todi Festival

Ops! An error occurred while sharing your content. Please accept profiling cookies to share the page.