First of all, congratulations to my fellow March Madness bloggers! We did it -- and posted some really interesting material in the process.
Isn't the photo above beautiful? From Wikipedia, it shows the Sala dei Notari, inside the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia.
This meeting room was formerly Perugia's Council Hall and was taken over by the notaries guild in 1582.
Punctuated by eight huge arches, the hall is completely covered by frescoes painted in the late 13th century by Pietro Cavallini. They depict biblical and allegorical scenes, as well as the coat of arms of the city's various podestà up until 1499.
In fact, a coat of arms in the centre belongs to Braccio Fortebraccio da Montone. After the frescos fell into a poor state of repair, they were partially repainted in 1860.
Unfortunately, the frescos don't always look as good in person as they do in this splendid photo. That's because visitors aren't allowed into the Sala (and least, not when I have been there) but are instead kept in the entrance area. This makes it difficult to see much of the Sala.
But perhaps there's another way to get a better view (one option I recall may be a small window from the adjacent Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria.) But I had better investigate further before I return to Perugia in June!