Gubbio visits - Travels in Tuscany


Situated on the slopes of Mount Ingino, Gubbio is one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, extremely well preserved throughout the centuries and rich of monuments testifying its glorious past.
Two important witnesses of the past are the Tavole Eugubine, one of most important documents referring to the ancient people called Italici (Italics) and the Roman theatre just outside the walls of the town. Dominated from the top by the Basilica on which the remains of St. Ubaldo are buried, Gubbio retains architectonic masterpieces testifying the beauty and the importance of what it used to be during the Middle ages.
At the beginning of the XIV century the Consul’s Palace,(today symbol of the town) was constructed along with the square Piazza Pensile and the Pretorio Palace. Worth to be visited are the following buildings too: the Beni Palace, the Palace of the Bargello with the famous fountain of the Captain of the People , in typical renaissance style, the Dukes Palace by Francesco Giorgio Martini which testify the importance of the period on which the Montefeltro's family had the administration of the town.
Very interesting are also the Cathedral (XII century), St. Maria Nuova (inside which one can admire the Madonna del Belvedere painted by Ottaviano Nelli on 1413), Church and Convent of St. Agostino (XIII century ) with inside frescoes of Nelli, the church and the convent of St. Francis (XIII century), St. Giovanni (XII century) characterised by the facade and bell tower in Roman style, St. Peter enlarged in 1505 and St. Domenico enlarged in the XIV century.
Among the most important folk events taking place in the city it’s worth to be mentioned the Race of the Ceri .

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