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Historic Centre of Urbino

Historic Centre of Urbino: Urbino is a small walled medieval hill town in Italy. During the Renaissance, Urbino rivaled Florence and Siena as a centre of art an culture. Urbino has preserved its Renaissance appearance. In the 15th century Urbino attracted some of the most outstanding artists of the Renaissance. The Renaissance culture developed under the rule of Duke Frederico da Montefeltro. The most important building in Urbino is the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), built for Duke Federico da Montefeltro between 1444-1482. Nowadays, the Doge's Palace is used as museum Galleria Nazionale delle Marche. The artist Raphael was born in Urbino in 1483. Raphael's birth house is a museum dedicated to the artist. Several oratories are scattered all over the Historic Centre of Urbino. The oratories are adorned with frescoes from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. The 14th century Oratory of St. John the Baptist is an important example of the International Gothic style, it is decorated with 15th century frescoes. Some other important Renaissance cities in Italy: Ferrara, Florence and Siena. The Historic Centre of Urbino was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

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Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The dome of the Urbino Cathedral and its Campanile. The Urbino Cathedral is situated in the centre of the...

Historic Centre of Urbino: The dome of the Urbino Cathedral and its Campanile. The Urbino Cathedral is situated in the centre of the town. It was built in the Neoclassical style. The façade is adorned with five statues, among them the three theological virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity. The historic centre of Urbino is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The dome of the Urbino Cathedral and its Campanile. The Urbino Cathedral is situated in the centre of the...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The dome of the Urbino Cathedral and its Campanile. The Urbino Cathedral is situated in the centre of the town. It was built in the Neoclassical style. The façade is adorned with five statues, among them the three theological virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity. The historic centre of Urbino is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The Urbino Cathedral was founded in 1021, the cathedral houses several paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, the...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The Urbino Cathedral was founded in 1021, the cathedral houses several paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries, the paintings miraculously survived the earthquake which shook Urbino in 1784. The Urbino Cathedral was destroyed by a powerful earthquake in 1789 and rebuilt in 1801.

  3. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The small town of Urbino experienced a great cultural flowering in the 15th century. Urbino attracted artists and...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The small town of Urbino experienced a great cultural flowering in the 15th century. Urbino attracted artists and humanist scholars of the Renaissance from all over Italy and beyond. The town of Urbino strongly influenced the cultural development in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.

  4. Historic Centre of Urbino - The Albornoz Fortress is situated on top of a hill and offers beautiful views of Urbino and the surrounding landscape of Montefeltro. The...

    The Albornoz Fortress is situated on top of a hill and offers beautiful views of Urbino and the surrounding landscape of Montefeltro. The 16th century Albornoz Fortress houses a museum with a collection of medieval war equipment and archaeological finds. The historic centre of Urbino was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1998.

  5. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The Doge's Palace is nowadays the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche. The museum houses important Renaissance art,...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The Doge's Palace is nowadays the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche. The museum houses important Renaissance art, such as paintings of Botticelli and Rafaël. The Ducal Library of Urbino was once the largest library in Europe. The walls of the ducal study are covered with panels of inlaid wood.

  6. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The Courtyard, the Cortile d'Onore, of the Doge's Palace. The Doge's Palace was built for Duke Federico da...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The Courtyard, the Cortile d'Onore, of the Doge's Palace. The Doge's Palace was built for Duke Federico da Montefeltro between 1444 and 1482. Urbino is a small walled medieval town, the town has preserved its Renaissance appearance. The historic centre of Urbino was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998.

  7. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: A steep alley in the town of Urbino leading to the Oratorio di San Giovanni, the Oratory of St. John the Baptist. The...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: A steep alley in the town of Urbino leading to the Oratorio di San Giovanni, the Oratory of St. John the Baptist. The medieval centre of Urbino is a network of narrow streets, alleys and stairs. Urbino is a small walled medieval hill town, situated in the Marche region in Italy.

  8. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The 14th century Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, the Oratory of St. John the Baptist. The oratory was built by the...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The 14th century Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista, the Oratory of St. John the Baptist. The oratory was built by the confraternity of St. John in Urbino. The oratory is best known for it Late Gothic frescoes. The oratory is still in use. Several oratories are scattered all over the medieval centre of Urbino.

  9. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The Oratorio di San Giovanni, the Oratory of St. John the Baptist. The oratory is decorated with 15th century Gothic...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The Oratorio di San Giovanni, the Oratory of St. John the Baptist. The oratory is decorated with 15th century Gothic style frescoes, including scenes of the life of John the Baptist. The oratory is an important example of the International Gothic style which links medieval painting to the new achievements of the Renaissance.

  10. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: The famous Renaissance painter Raphael was born in Urbino in 1483. In this house, his father Giovanni Santi,...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: The famous Renaissance painter Raphael was born in Urbino in 1483. In this house, his father Giovanni Santi, the court painter of the Duke of Urbino, taught him the rudiments of painting. The house where Raphael was born is nowadays a museum dedicated to the painter. 

  11. Historic Centre of Urbino - Historic Centre of Urbino: A room in Raphael's birth house, the young Raphael was taught to paint by his father here. What was...

    Historic Centre of Urbino: A room in Raphael's birth house, the young Raphael was taught to paint by his father here. What was probably his first important work, a Madonna and Child, is exhibited in the room where Raphael was born. In 1875, the house became the property of the Raphael Academy.

  12. Historic Centre of Urbino - The small hill town of Urbino during twilight, seen from the campsite. Urbino is situated in the Italian Marche region. Urbino was...

    The small hill town of Urbino during twilight, seen from the campsite. Urbino is situated in the Italian Marche region. Urbino was once a simple city, but it became one of the most important Renaissance cities. The historic centre of Urbino was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998.