"Gubbio, where history lives" Top 5 Page for this destination Gubbio by andy-g

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Palazzo dei Consoli

Gubbio, is one of those glorious towns in Italy that was much more important yesterday than today. It's builded on a hill in Umbria, not too far from Perugia.

Founded by the "Umbri", an anchent italic population, it became allied of the Romans in 295 AC. Its latin name was Iguvium. The most important monument of that time is the Roman Theatre, few hundreds metres outside of the town centre.

In the medieval times Gubbio was an independent town with its council of "Consoli". You can see in the picture the "Palazzo dei Consoli", perhaps the most important building in the town.

The visit of the town can take two or three hours. There is also some good walk in the neighborhoods, from where you can have a good sight of the town.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:very nice, architecture, well preserved
  • Cons:just a little bit touristic
  • In a nutshell:a little pearl
  • Last visit to Gubbio: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 29, 2004
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  • el_ruso's Profile Photo
    Dec 25, 2006 at 5:44 PM

    What a wonderful little town! I hope to see it myself some day.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 5:54 PM

    Hope to see more of this lovely town - maybe the Festa dei Ceri? The stone here reminds me of the grey-pink stone of Assisi. Best wishes, Carol

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 11:39 PM

    Great to see a page about Gubbio on VT! Beautiful photos Andrea! I especially like the ones with the arches!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2004 at 3:59 AM

    Never heard of Gubbio before! Thanks to VT and you I now know, that Gubbio is a very nice town.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 11:27 AM

    Wonderful pictures - so Gubbio will be on my must-see list for big Italia, I also love those old houses and these views !! Thanks !

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