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I was absolutely blown away at this small but beautiful region of Italy with its Cathedral and Ducal Palace. A visit to the Ducal Palace is a must when visiting Urbino. The Palace houses some of the most beautiful collections belonging to the National Gallery...More
The cathedral looks fantastic from the outside. Note that the cathedral is still closed after the earthquake of August 2016 damaged the dome. We were told it would be closed for a year. Ŵe would have loved to have seen inside.
Due to the earthquake, the Duomo was under repair and reinforcement. It was a disappointment not to see the interior murals, but the structure itself, perched on its hilltop, adjacent to the palace, was stunning. It was interesting watching the workers retrofit the 600 year...More
The Cattedrale is worth a 5 min visit. Apart from the main nave, which was a welcome break from the intense heat outside, the side chapels are exquisitely decorated: the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament with a painting by Federico Barocci 16th century depicting The...More
I lived in Urbino while taking a course at the University. It is in the hill country so you will get plenty of exercise walking. The Cathedral and the Ducal Palace are the main elements of the town. The Cathedral is beautiful anf worth the...More