"One of the Reasons We Came to the Le Marche" Top 5 Page for this destination Urbino by deecat
Urbino Travel Guide: 55 reviews and 156 photos
Known as The City of Art, Urbino was the busiest city that we visited. It was so busy that we could not find anywhere to stay. All the hotels, pensiones, rooms, hostels, etc. were booked.
The entire city that lies within the walls dates from the 15th and 16th Centuries. I loved the maze of pink-bricked streets and alleys. I also admired the sandstone gate, the steep (really steep) streets, and the Botanical Garden.
This Renaissance city is a walled city that is noteworthy for its Palazzo Ducale. This palace was built for Duke Federico da Montefeltro, a true Renaissance man. I would have loved to have known him. I admire his love of books, art, and his fairness as a leader.
This city is famous for the majolica ceramics, metals, fabrics, antiques, artistic heritage conservation, art prints, and book restoration.
There is much to do in this University City:
Oratory of San Giovanni (superior cycle of frescoes)
Church of San Bernardino degli Zoccolanti
Convent of Santa Chiara
When we visited, the city was jam-packed with teen-agers and young adults. There was some kind of concert, and the young ones were here to celebrate.
The only time in our four visits to Italy that we ever ran into rude behavior was here in Urbino at the Information Center. The young woman who worked here was crass, rude, and not helpful at all. She acted as though we were wasting her time. That set the mood for Allan and I.
- Pros:A Beautiful, art-filled, architectually lovely Town
- Cons:Rude Behavior, Inability to Take inside Photographs
- In a nutshell:The Only Le Marche City that We Did Not Enjoy
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