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Urbino: The Ideal Renaissance Town

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Urbino, the small walled town in central Italy surrounded by hills and Bella Fresca aria di Campagna.
A picturesque hideout of renaissance art and architecture. A perfect example of preserved renaissance spirit.

Urbino, the birth town of Raphael di Sante, one of the most famous renaissance painters and Michelangelo’s rival.
Hometown of Titian’s Venus, the laying nude goddess on the couch in the grandiose palace of Duke Federigo da Montefeltro.
The seat of Luciano Lauerana’s Pallazzo Ducale, the heart of the ideal Renaissance city.

Urbino, the place of perfect homogeneity of the ducal palace and town,
of the unity of the medieval walls and contemporary scholars,
of the closeness of the locals and visitors.

Urbino, the perfect renaissance, and contemporary town.

Perfect or ideal? Perfect and ideal.


Where is: Urbino is located in Marche region in central Italy, (36 km from Pesaro, 96 km from Ancona, 58 km from Rimini, 56 km from San Marino), or about 180 km from Florence, and about 320 km from Venice

What to see: Ducal Palace (Palazzo Ducale di Urbino), birth house of Raphael di Sante (Casa Natale di Raffaello), cathedral (Cattedrale di Urbino), National Gallery of the Marches

What to eat: Crescia di sfogliata di Urbino, a thin handmade flatbread  from Urbino


Pallazzo Ducale, Urbino, Marche, ITALY

Ducal Palace (Palazzo Ducale) in Urbino

Ducal Palace in Urbino

A view of the Ducal Palace in Urbino

Palazzo Ducale di Urbino

Ducale Place in Urbino

Street in Urbino, Marche, ITALY

Steep cobbled street in Urbino

Street in Urbino

Steep street in Urbino

Street in Urbino, Marche, ITALY

Cobbled street in Urbino

Cathedral in Urbino, Marche, ITALY

Cathedral in Urbino

The birth home of Rafale di Sante (Casa Natale di Rafal), Urbino, Marche, ITALY

The birth home of Rafale di Sante (Casa Natale di Rafal) in Urbino

Landscapes in Marche in ITALY

Urbino landscapes

Urbino in Italy

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