Venues of MusicFest Perugia

Basilica di San Pietro

The famed Basilica di San Pietro in Perugia carries over 1,000 years of history with it.
It houses one of the most important collections of art in Umbria, featuring paintings by Vassilacchi, Vasari, Perugino, Caravaggio and several others.
As an outstanding concert venue, the Basilica has not gone unnoticed. Karajan conducted and recorded several concerts there, remarking on the strength of the acoustics. Maria Callas has also performed in this ‘very beautiful church’.

Sala dei Notari

The fresco-laden Sala dei Notari in Palazzo dei Priori served as a Town Council Hall for several centuries,
though it is now a popular venue for classical music, having featured Michel-Angelo Benedetti, Pollini and other great soloists.
Ideally located in Piazza IV Novembre, it is easily reached from anywhere in the city’s center.

Teatro Morlacchi

The jewel teatro of Perugia inaugurated in 1781 and named after Perugia composer Francesco Morlacchi.
Hosted all major orchestras of the world. Music Fest Perugia had its debut there July 19, 2013 with "Una Serata Italiana.

Teatro Pavone

The Theatre of Pavone was built between 1718 and 1723 by a group of nobles from Perugia who felt the need for a more suitable and wide place for shows than those already present in the city.
In 1772 the painter Francesco Appiani of Ancona painted on the curtain “Turrena in place to admire the triumph of the goddess Giunone,” which in ancient times was consecrated to the gods as animal symbol the pavone (peacock) , which then gave its name to the theatre
Pavone witnessed some of the greatest singers and actors in the history of Italian artistic events including Eleonora Duse, Ermete Novelli, Ermete Zacconi, Paola Borboni and many others.

Oratorio di Santa Cecilia

Pregevole teatrino barocco con pianta centrale a croce greca, due ordini di coretti e copertura a cupola, realizzato su disegno di Pietro Baglioni (1687-90). Annesso a san Filippo Neri dalla Congregazione dei Filippini, di cui all’attiguo complesso, fu successivamente affidato all’Accademia degli Unisoni.
Dopo decenni di degrado e abbandono è stato restaurato e riaperto al pubblico nel 2001. Possiede un’ottima acustica. Lungo via Fratti case e torri medievali.

San Francesco al Prato

Founded by the Franciscan order, the first church on the site was built 1227-1238. Their adjacent school once housed the theologian Bartolomeo Mastri da Meldola. The nave had two aisles, separated by columns. The cupola pinnacles were painted by Michele Anselmi. The apse has an aged fresco depicting Christ Pantocrator attributed to Bernardino Grossi and Jacopo Loschi.
The 'Oratorio della Concezione (Oratory of the Concession) was designed by Bernardino Zaccagni and Giovanni Francesco Ferrari d'Agrate in the 16th century. It was decorated with frescos by Michelangelo Anselmi and Francesco Rondani in 1532-1533.
After the suppression of the rites in 1800, the church became a city jail. Cells were in the nave, and this led to a replacement of the windows, and covering of the frescos. The bell-tower held the isolation cell for special prisoners. The church is undergoing restoration, and plans to be reconsecrated in 2022.