Urbino, in the Marche Region, is one of Italy’s magical treasures. The city is a medieval town on top of a hill, with narrow ancient streets and surrounded by feudal walls. It is a university city full of students going between classes or spending time in cafes and bars. Spending a lunch in the town center, visitors can try crescia, a typical tasty dish that is something between a flatbread and pastry, filled with salami or vegetables.
Under the duke Federico da Montefeltro, from 1444 to 1482, Urbino become an example of grandiose Renaissance architecture. The Ducal Palace, now the National Gallery, was built in the 15th century as the palace house of Duke Federico. The “Palazzo Ducale” has an important collection of paintings, including one from Raffaello, who was born in this city.
Urbino is a mix of past, present and future and an authentic natural Italian beauty.
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