The restoration of the facades of Palazzo Bianchi in Perugia: deepening and optimization of the project
through cognitive essays and tests of intervention
The paper deals with the restoration of the facades of Palazzo Bianchi in Perugia, realized by the
writer in 2010 with the scientific advice of Giovanni Carbonara. The building built in 1873 has
been investigated in its historical-architectural aspects, highlighting its design prerogatives, through
the recognition of the values expressed by the monument and the transformations undergone by the
construction until today.
The optimization of the intervention was guided by a restoration test carried out on a significant
part of the facades, decorated by the elegant artistic terracottas produced by the Premiata Fabbrica
di Terracotte Artistiche e Decorative Angeletti & Biscarini to a design by Guglielmo Calderini, in
search of the compositional idea that guided the project, compromised by the current condition of
The restoration, in its critical-conservative meaning, has paid the utmost attention to these prerogatives,
considered worthy of being handed down to future generations.