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 DERUTA (PG)  
Old centre in Umbria, located on a hillock beside the Tevere River a few miles far from Perugia. Worldwide renown since 1387 for its artistic ceramics, Deruta's fame spread in the first part of XV century thanks to over 50 craft shops.
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Piazza dei Consoli

Campanile



Porta Sud

Museo della Ceramica










 
Monuments worth visiting are the roman-gothic church of S. Francesco with its attached cloister where in 1264 died Pope Urbano IV. It faces Piazza dei Consoli and is decorated in XIV and XV century with frescoes of umbro-tuscany style among which: the “Martyrdom of S. Caterina of Alexandria” (1339), patron of ceramists of Deruta, ” Madonna, Child and Saints” by Dornenico Alfani, frescoes by G.B.Caporali and Fiorenzo Di Lorenzo.
To be visited also the church of Abbè S.Antonio to admire G.Bartolomeo Caporali's fresco "Merciful Madonna and Saints Francesco and Remardino" .

Palazzo Comunale (town hall) with its fourteenth century tower adorned with roman bifore (two lights windows ), contains in the Council Rooms the art gallery, with works of Niccolò Alunno (XVI, XVII and XVIII century) and Deruta's ceramics (XVI century) a "Madonna with Child and Saints" by Pietro Vannucci called Perugino, paints by Amorosi, Reni, Gaulli called Baciccio, Graziani called Ciccio Napoletano, a fourteenth century miniated missal, XVI century table linen.

Strongly recommended a visit to Museum of Ceramic, located inside the past cloister of San Francesco, where a beautiful collection of over 600 local antique and modern majolica wares can be admired. The library counts over 1300 specialized volumes.

Today the tradional ceramic making continues as well into factories as small workshops, where are jealously guarded and preserved the original characteristics of local production marked by utilization of bright white, orange blue and yellow glazes.
 
  Connections:

from Milano: 453 Km
from Firenze: 153 Km
from Perugia: 15 Km
from Assisi: 10 Km
from Roma: 124 Km
from Bari: 546 Km

 
  Useful numbers:

Town Hall:
Tel +39 075 9711 143

Museum of Ceramic:
Tel +39 075 9711 000

 
  Exhibitions: 

May:
Mostra Mercato dell'Antiquariato e della Maiolica
 
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