Gubbio in 1 Day

by mirko

At the foot of Mount Ingino, founded by the ancient Umbrians, stands the medieval city of Gubbio. The city tour can start from the Cathedral which stands on the remains of an ancient Romanesque church and was built around the XNUMXth century by the will of Duke Bentivoglio. The Church is a true work of art, inside which houses the works of the major Gubbio artists of the sixteenth century.

In front of the Cathedral stands the Palazzo Ducale, in Renaissance style and commissioned by the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro in 1470. Inside it is not to be missed the studiolo (faithful copy of the original exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of New York).

The scenic and panoramic Piazza Grande also houses Palazzo dei Consoli built in the Gothic style. Inside it houses: the municipal museum, the "big bell" and the "Sette Tavole Eugubine".

Of note is the house of S. Ubaldo (via Baldassini, 38), where the Patron Saint of Gubbio lived there, and dates back to a period between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Inside, the “candles”, the protagonists of the famous one, are restored every 25 years Race of the Ceri.

Outside the walls it is impossible not to notice the Roman Theater of the XNUMXst century. AD, restored between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and still used today for classical shows in the summer.

Finally, it is worth climbing Mount Ingino to admire the Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo which houses the remains of the saint and the famous candles.

You cannot leave the city of madmen without taking the "Driving license for the mad". Reaching Largo Bargello, you will find a fountain around which you will have to make three laps to obtain the license and the Eugubian citizenship.

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