Cultural Travels from Home: Perugia

Thursday 10th December 11.30AM

In our new mini-series of online webinars during November and December, we visit artists, art historians and guides in various cultural cities around the world and enjoy an hour’s guided tour, virtual museum visit or demonstration. The visits are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions.

These webinars will enable you to gain special access to sites, studios and galleries which are either currently closed or difficult to visit whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from the comfort of your home, no matter your location. Our visits will also support both galleries and individuals working in the cultural sector whose activities have been affected by the current pandemic.

Today we visit Perugia, an elegant city in Umbria overlooking the Tiber Valley.  Here life centres around a beautiful medieval square dominated by the Fontana Maggiore, sculpted in the 13th century by Nicola Pisano. Our expert local guide and historian will introduce us to some of the magnificent buildings of the historic centre such as the Palazzo dei Priori and our walk includes an exclusive, specially arranged virtual visit of the Collegio del Cambio, famous for its exquisite frescoes by Perugino, teacher of the young Raphael whose 500th anniversary we celebrate this year.

The price includes (virtual) ticket entrance fees to the Collegio del Cambio.

This is a live webinar starting at 11.30AM GMT and will last one hour including a Q&A session at the end. Tune in from anywhere in the world to participate or enjoy a recorded version if you cannot watch live. A link to the recording will be sent soon after the end of the session, enabling you to watch on catch up later that evening or the following day. Booking closes the day before the event is streamed. Please refer to the Further Information panel below.


Further Information


1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button on the right hand side now, fill in the online booking form and pay online. Please use a UK account/card (if you are paying using a non-UK account/card please email us to arrange alternative payment methods). You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.

The participation fee is £12.50 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses when booking them as separate participants.


Download ZOOM once you have booked - please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefully. 


You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will automatically receive the Zoom log in link - please keep this safely.

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under and at least 45 minutes before the lecture begins, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.


Join the lecture ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You will be contacted after the lecture has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recorded lecture, enabling you to watch on catch up later that evening or the following day until midnight.

You do not need to advise us if you can't participate live, don't worry!

Bookings close the day before the event is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recorded lecture link.


  • Travel to the heart of medieval Perugia from the comfort of your own home
  • Live, virtual guided tour with expert guide
  • Exclusive access to the Collegio del Cambio (specially arranged, ticket price included)
  • Live Q&A afterwards
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world



Booking is now closed.

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