“Whoever comes to Urbino, unaware of its history and importance, will have an extraordinary surprise. The most important museum of the city is the National Gallery of Marche, which is inside the Ducal Palace. Here we can find the works of art from the 14th to the 17th century, but above all here we can see some of the most important masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Inside the Ducal Palace there is also the Archaeological Museum with a collection of ancient Roman inscriptions, urns, stones, etc. . Raphael’s House, is a fascinating private Renaissance house. It contains a fresco by the painter and a wonderful Annunciation painted by the father Giovanni Santi.
The religious and civil buildings faithfully testify the historical events of the city.
A city is not only defined by its monuments. To really know it, you have to experience its life, discovering its hidden details, walking from a gate to the other one, going through small stairs, peeking at buildings’ courtyards stopping in hidden small squares and meeting locals to make you tell their habits, traditions and festivals