Florence has been the capital of Renaissance, Urbino has been its ideal town; between the
Foglia and Metauro rivers, has kept for centuries its urban architecture. the Renaissance
structure attracts the visitor.
Very important is the Ducal
Palace that represents the physical features of the Renaissance no longer linked to
defence purposes but to openmindedness. The building structure is harmonious, a work of
the architect Luciano Laurana. Today the Palace is the official Marche Gallery which
contains important works of remarkable artists: from Raffaello to Piero Della Francesca
and Paolo Uccello.
It's very interesting
to notice the San Giovanni Oratory of the second half of '300, that behind the major altar
presents a big fresco of the Crucifixion; other important places are the Cathedral ,San
Bernardino by Bramante.
In 1460 Raffaello's
grandfather bought a building where, on the first floor the painter is told to be born;
the house is a museum today.
The panoramic site of
the town is the Cappuccini Hill at the west of the town; the hill celebrated by the poet
Giovanni Pascoli is site of colleges that give accomodation to the students in the several
universities of Urbino.
little towers of the Ducal Palace of Federico Da Montefeltro
portrait of Raffaello
||Distance from the Alta
Valle del Metauro 33 km. 30 min. by car. .
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