Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, Urbino

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Palazzo Ducale di Urbino reflects Federico's dedication to using pagan imagery to decorate the medieval walls. A small study that faces away from the city and toward the duke's rural lands is the central element. The latticework, paintings, and benches here are stellar examples of Italian inlay. The shelves are filled with musical scores, books, and scientific instruments that reflect the duke's broad interests. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Renaissance structure built into the side of a hill. Work out when and for how long to visit Palazzo Ducale di Urbino and other Urbino attractions using our handy Urbino trip itinerary builder website .
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  • You can't do a review on a building that leaves you breathless for so much beauty and history ... only one advice: invest more €5 but take the guided tour, you will not regret it.
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  • Especially the armoury was very interesting! Even the prisons so I understand the Customs and duties than once!
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  • I have never been to Urbino and I decided to take a group-guided tour of the Palazzo Ducale (you can book it at the ticket-office of the Palazzo Ducale. Usually tours start at 12.00AM or 3PM) and I di...  more »
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  • It's a fantastic building in a incredibly important historic city. The construction of Urbino is a great tale to know. The palace has many expositions of many paintings and historical rooms, and constantly it also includes in a separate parte those of art students of the city. If you are visiting Urbino you must check it out.
  • Wonderful architectural setting with an outstanding collection and exhibition of important artworks. The exhibition is well organized and well documented which leaves the visitor with a better understanding of the social and cultural importance of Urbino during the Renaissance.
  • An outsized but beautiful palace for the town of Urbino. The best view we found was from Piazza Mercatale below. The courtyard was open until 7:15pm but sadly we missed last entry inside at 6:15pm (in November).
  • Beautiful Palace, well preserved. Check out the basement as well
  • Absolutely stunning building with an interesting collection of various artworks. Wonderful views over the town and the rolling hills from the tower.

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