Città di Castello

Città di Castello is a picturesque medieval town in northern Umbria, although it was originally a settlement of the ancient Umbri. It contains some interesting architecture, including the Duomo, built between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries and the fourteenth-century Palazzo Communale with the Torre Civica.

The Pinacoteca Communale, located in the splendid renaissance Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera, contains one of the most important art collections in the region.

Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera

Of particular note are a ‘Madonna and Child with Six Angels’ by the Maestro di Città di Castello (early-fourteenth century), Antonio Vivarini’s ‘Madonna and Child’ (1440 – 50), a wonderful ‘Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian’ (1497 – 98) by Luca Signorelli, a ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop (end 15th century) and a ‘Gonfalone della Santissima Trinità’ by Raphael (1499).

Maestro di Città di Castello ‘Madonna and Child with Six Angels’ (early 14th century)

Antonio Vivarini ‘Madonna and Child’ (1440 – 50)

Luca Signorelli ‘Martyrdom of St. Sebastian’ (1497 – 98)

Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ (end 15th century)

Raphael ‘Trinity with Saints Sebastian and Roch’ and ‘Creation of Adam and Eve’ (c.1500)

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