Urbino

The Duke of Urbino built one of the largest palaces in medieval Italy. Today, from the park above Urbino, one can really visualize a fairytale like Cinderella. The city is situated in the Marche region and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Duomo — the cathedral

Get in

Buses run frequently from the train station in Pesaro (apx. 45min ride)

By car

Distances to/from Urbino: Rome 270 km, Rimini 60 km, Ancona 100 km, Arezzo 110 km. There is a large parking lot at Borgo Mercantile, tel. +39 0722 2196

Get around

There are taxi stands at Piazza della Repubblica, tel. +39 0722 2550 and Borgo Mercantile, tel +39 0722 327949

See

Churches

Museums

Palaces

Do

Sip a cappuccino in the Piazza della Republica, at the center of town. Visit the town museum, which is free and open on weekdays. The Duke's palace is also open to visitors and costs four Euro. It is filled with medieval paintings and statues, but all descriptions are in Italian. Don't miss the basement servant quarters and remember to bring a sweater because it is kept very cold. The bosom Pub is a hot spot for students and often has drink specials. It is especially busy Thursday nights. They play a mixture of Italian and American music. Every Saturday there is a market where you can find just about anythings for a decently low price. This includes clothing,shoes,bedding,fruits,vegetables,seafood and meat. There is also an antique market the first Sunday of every month all other Sundays almost all shops will be closed. All shops are also closed daily between 2-4

Learn

Urbino is also well known for its Italian language schools and several prestigious universities.

Buy

There is a market on Sat Mornings along Viale Buozzi.

Eat

Opposite the Duomo, go to the Piquero Pub to have a drink with local students. Situated in a cellar, it always provides great atmosphere. Crescias are an Urbino specialty. try one with Prosciutto Crudo and formaggio.

Sleep

Budget

Mid Range

Splurge

Cope

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