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San Severo

Piazza Raffaello, Perugia, Italy
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Ranked #26 of 65 attractions in Perugia
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Attard, Malta
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I went to San Severo simply to see the Rafael fresco which was very nice to watch and behold in the same room. Though the room could get a bit crowded as there is only one entrance/exit.

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Genoa, Italy
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207 attraction reviews
845 helpful votes 845 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The only reason to go here is to see this one fresco. It's included in the museum card and if you take the audio guide from the National Gallery, it has an 8 minute explanation on it regarding the fresco. But it says nearly the same information that is written on the wall in English and Italian. Beautiful to see... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Not what I expected at all but if you hit it at the right time, it can be just you and Raphael in the same intimate space. This is a one stop shop: just a small room with some chairs and the fresco and one interpretive panel. A charming viewing experience. Does not seem to be open on Mondays, except... More

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New York City, New York
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172 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Capella di San Severo, Piazza Raffaello, contains the only fresco confirmed by Raffaello and still remaining in Perugia. It represents the Trinity and is on the upper part of the wall when you enter on the right. It is unmistakably the hand of the Great Master. The bottom part is quite different, you can tell right away: it was... More

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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was a one shot experience. We sat on the chairs provided and gazed at the fresco by Raphael and Perugino for a while, and then left. It's not Raphael's most outstanding work, but still interesting and full of feeling and wonderful color. We hardly did anything else very outstanding in Perugia, but I will remember this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

But it is Raphael after all. No lines when we went so the small space did not present a problem and we were able to stand and view the work for as long as we desired.

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Boston Spa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Near the Etruscan Well and covered by the same entrance fee is this spectacular fresco by Raphaello. You can view it from the comfort of a chair and it is quite stunning.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2006

When I entered the chapel I saw the fresco, which was about the only thing to see in the sacristy. I was not particularly interested in frescs, but because there was nothing else, I watched it for a while. The upper part looked more or less nice, the lower part seemed less well elaborated. Then I found a text, explaining... More

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