Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 10, 2014

Faces in Perugia

Perugia is full of interesting faces to add to my collection.

This is Pinturicchio, the little painter. His real name was Bernadino di Betto and he came from Perugia. His bust sits in the little park at the top of the hill where old Perugia rests.


He has some friends in the park.





Vittorio Emanuele II peers out from a building in Piazza D’Italia.


The original bronze sculptures from the front of the Palazzo dei Priori are kept inside the building for safe keeping. They date from 1274 and were most likely cast in Venice.



…and here are some random faces spotted around the streets of Perugia.





















For more faces click here, here and here.


  1. Lovely post. Pinturicchio means “little painter” as you say but that only refers to his stature – he was very short in height but very great with his paintbrush!

    • He seemed to be prolific as well. I love his work at the Piccolomini in Siena.

  2. Beautiful 🙂

  3. I loved this!! I was in Perugia a couple of years ago and will be back there later this year, I will be on the look-out for these faces!

    • Perugia is full of delights, I hope you have a great time.

  4. There are some faces there I am very familiar with here Debra. Not least of all the dapper senior barista from Bar Sandri 😉 I love this post!!!!

    • He is very dapper indeed.

    • I see you were here ahead of me, Janine 😉 I love the way Debra interposed a couple of 21st century folk amongst the oldies.

  5. I love your photographs.

  6. Great to see a bust of Pinturrichio In Perugia. This will certainly be on my next visit list. Pinturrichio was among a tiny group of deaf painters who became prominent during the Renaissance period. If you look closely at his artworks, you will see his emphasis on expressive faces and hands.

    • I love his work, particularly at the duomo in Siena.

  7. Very enjoyable and interesting post. It has given me some ideas for photography next time I am in just about any Italian city. Thanks

    • It is fun to look for interesting things to photograph, and there is no shortage of gorgeous things in Italy.

  8. What a fun theme for this post. I’ll have to pay more attention to the little faces peeking out at me from the buildings around my neighborhood.
    Cute little dog. 🙂

    • I’m sure you will find lots once you start looking.

  9. Overwhelmed again! I love your photos and info. It makes my day to be able to share these.

    Thank you

    • Thank you for your very kind comments.

  10. Very nice collection. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • I love to look for interesting things to photograph.

    • Thank you for finding my blog.

  11. Another great post from lovely Umbria; like the way you scanned the centuries with your camera; the last one saved for the GRAND finale; I’m still smiling and chuckling.

    • I was surprised to see that dish on the roof.

  12. Brilliant idea for a post!

    • I like searching for faces.

      • Makes me conscious of how much I miss – will be more observant in future.

      • I like to look for the small things on my travels.

  13. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. Happy Mothers Day!

  14. I always enjoy your themed posts! Great idea for a theme too 🙂

  15. You have such a great eye for detail! That moustache is really something else

  16. So many fascinating faces, Debra. The sculptures are really interesting, but the sweet dog steals the show. 🙂

  17. A wonderful collection …. and the fountain pic is my favorite.

    • It is a great looking fountain.

  18. Love your blog – a great source of inspiration for a beginner like me. What a treasure trove Perugia is, like all of Italy.

    • Perugia has lots of great things to discover, as you say, like all of lovely Italy.

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