Urbino is one of Italy’s largest architectural treasures. During the 15th century it was the home of one of Europe’s most extravagant courts and is distinctly Renaissance.
The greatest painters, poets, philosophers and thinkers of the age gathered here in what was one of Italy’s most beautiful Renaissance palaces built by the progressive prince and humanist Federico da Montefeltro during the latter half of the 15th Century. Today it is the region of Marche's main gallery housing works from Piero della Francesca and Raffaello.
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The city is also the architect and Renaissance painter Raphael's birthplace, and one can also visit his childhood home, which today is a museum. It hosts one of Italy's oldest universities (1506), and is today a vibrant university town with a rich supply of cafes and shops. Our apartments in the Truffle Valleys provide a good base for day trips to Urbino.
The city is beautifully situated overlooking the characteristic hilly landscape and is overwhelming in all its well-preserved splendour. It should definitely feature on your 'to visit' list if you are in Marche. When visiting Urbino, our apartments in the Truffle Valleys are a good place to stay.