Urbino Gallery

Urbino Gallery

Urbino is a wonder! True: Italy is full of wonders, all sorts of them. Architecture, local celebrations, history, art … Italy has it all. It is hard to stand out of the crowd but somehow Urbino is really fascinating and its character is very particular. For me three best things are: its size, Palazzo Ducale and vibrant social life after sunset. It is hilly which makes the city very attractive and it also makes panorama seen from city walls breathtaking. It is large enough to walk around the whole day but small enough not to use any sort of local transportation. And I know why Giorgia from Marche Holiday wanted me to see this city so badly! Here are few pictures from this city.

Urbino City Center, Marche, Italy

Urbino City Center, Marche, Italy

 

Downtown Urbino, Marche, Italy

Downtown Urbino, Marche, Italy

There is also a very particular spot in this city, useful for photographers. If you walk up to a place called Fortezza you will see a truly amazing view at the city. This hill is close to Palazzo Ducale, in fact it is located inside city walls which makes this view spectacular. Pictures from there show the city in its splendor. No wonder UNESCO enlisted in a World Heritage Site.

Back door to Pallzzo Ducale, Urbino, Marche, Italy

Back door to Pallzzo Ducale, Urbino, Marche, Italy

 

A Renaissance window of Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Marche, Italy

A Renaissance window of Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Marche, Italy

I went to Urbino only twice and it was not enough to know this city well. There is a house of Raffaello Sanzio (better known as Raphael) who was born in Urbino and spent his early years here, got very close to local aristocracy and returned to the city many times in his adult life. I should visit his nativity house next time I’m in Urbino. Further, there are few interesting churches to be visited and obviously a revisit in Palazzo Ducale is a must. I’ll share with you a story of my visit in Palazzo Ducale later this week.

Detail of ordinary life in Urbino, Marche, Italy

Detail of ordinary life in Urbino, Marche, Italy

 

Magnificent door, Urbino, Marche, Italy

Magnificent door, Urbino, Marche, Italy

View from Fortezza towards downtown of Urbino, Marche, Italy

View from Fortezza towards downtown of Urbino, Marche, Italy

 

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I get easily fascinated with people and places. I am passionately curious. I get often seduced with the beauty of nature. Blue sky, pure water, white snow and endless horizon seams to be enough to make me happy.

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  • What a gorgeous tour!! Thank you for sharing your visit and your sublime photos!!

  • Agness

    I’m a big fun of historical buildings, churches and temples so that would be a place for me. Did you get inside?

    • Yes, and Palazzo Ducale is totally awesome!

  • Marcia

    I can see why she wanted you to see it. Beautiful architecture like this fills me up too.
    I love that you could do Urbino in a day.