The Palazzo Collicola is an 18th century building in Spoleto. It is the present seat of the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum. The piano nobile still contains part of the original furniture.
Palazzo Collicola Spoleto
Address, opening hours and admission
Address: Museo Carandente d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Piazza Collicola, 1 – 06049 Spoleto (tel. +39 074346434). Opening hours museum: From 10.30 till 13.00 and from 14.30 till 17.30. Closed: Tuesday. Admission permanent collection plus exhibition: 9 Euros; 15 to 25 years of age: 5 Euros; younger than 15: Free. Permanent collection only: 6,50 Euros; 4 Euros; free. Exhibition only: 4 Euros, 2 Euros, free.
Geschiedenis en beschrijving Palazzo Collicola
The Palazzo Collicola was built in 1717 for the noble family of Collicola by the architect Sebastiano Cipriani. It preserves its original structure, with a central body and two side-arms “embracing” the inner courtyard. Above the ground floor there are tree levels of arches.
After the last member of the family passed away the remaining furniture was sold at an auction. The building itself was acquired by the city of Spoleto.
At the moment it is being used as the seat of the Museo Carandente voor Moderne en Contemporaine Kunst.
The hallway on the piano nobile is decorated with 18th century tempera paintings. Since June 2010 the piano nobile is open for viewing again, including the original decorations.
The second floor is used for contemporary exhibitions.