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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[edit]

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

By car[edit]

Distances to 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[edit]

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


  • S.Bernardino (Mausoleo dei Duchi).


  • San Domenico.
  • Oratorio di S.Gaetano.
  • Oratorio di S.Andrea Avellino.
  • Chiesa delle Torre.
  • Oratorio della Visitazione.
  • Oratorio della Morte.
  • Cathedral (Cattedrale).
  • Oratorio della Grotta.
  • Santo Spirito.
  • S.Francesco.
  • S.Sergio.
  • Oratorio delle Cinque Piaghe.
  • S.Francesco di Paola.
  • Oratorio di S.Giovanni.
  • Oratorio di S.Giuseppe.
  • Ex Convento del Carmelitani Scalzi (Accademia di Belli ARti).
  • Chiesa dei Capuccini.
  • Sant'Agostino.
  • Ex Convento di Sant'Agostino (Facultà di Giurisprudenzia).
  • Monasterio delle Suore Agostiniane.
  • S.Catarina.
  • S.Girolamo.
  • Ex Monasterio di Santa Chiara (Istituto Superiore per le Industrie artistiche).
  • Oratorio di S.Croce.


  • National Gallery of the Marche (Galleria Nazionale delle Marche) (Palazzo Ducale).
  • City Museum (Museo della Città) (Palazzo Bonaventura-Odasi).
  • Museum of the Diocese "Albani" (Museo Diocesano Albani).
  • Raffael's Birthplace (Casa Natale di Raffaello).


  • Palazzo Ducale.
  • Palazzo Ubaldini-Ivarra.
  • Palazzo Benedetti (Università degli Studi Carlo Bo).
  • Palazzo Mauruzi della Stacuola.
  • Palazzo Passionei-Paciotti (Istituto di Semiotica).
  • Palazzo Veterani (Facoltà delle Lettere).
  • Palazzo della Capella Musicale del SS.Sacramento.
  • Palazzo Bonaventura-Odasi (Museo della Città).
  • Palazzo Corboli (Ente Regionale Studi Universitari).
  • Archbishops's Palace (Palazzo Arcivescovile).
  • Palazzo del Legato Albani.
  • Palazzo del Collegio Raffaelo (Sala Castellani).
  • Casa Viviano (Accademia Raffaelo).
  • Palazzo Albani (gipsoteca).
  • Palaztzo Galli-Palma.
  • Palazzo Bonaventura (Facoltà di Economia).
  • Palazzo del Nuovo Magisterio.
  • Palazzo Bonaventura (Università degli Studi Carlo Bo).


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


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

  • Centro Studi Italiani Italian language school and Italian culture courses for international students. School of Italian for foreigners that offers language courses and opera singers courses. The courses are known and acknowledged by foreign universities.


There is a market on Sat Mornings along Viale Buozzi.


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.



  • Agriturismo Bellavista, Via Sant'Egidio, 25, Urbino (PU) close to village Torre, Tel: 0722.340172 Fax: 0722.340172, double bedroom 45 Euro
  • [dead link] Bed and Breakfast Urbino Oasi della Pace (Bed and Breakfast Urbino Oasi della Pace - b&b urbino), Via Ca' Pandolfo 30 (Fermignano), +39 0722 330616. Between the sea and the mountains, we also find a "hill" situated in the Metauro Valley between Fermignano and Urbania, on the hillside to the right near to the village of San Silvestro. Bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet and relaxing setting, inside a family home. The position is perfect for reaching both the Adriatic sea, with Fano, Pesaro and Rimini only 40 minutes' drive away, and the heart of the Apennines in the Marches region (Carpegna, Mount Nerone and Mount Catria) - also a 40-minute drive away. There are also many areas of artistic and cultural interest nearby (Urbania, Urbino, San Marino, San Leo, Gubbio, etc.).
  • Agriturismo Cà Andreana, via Cà Andreana 2, Gadana (3 km northwest of the city centre). single €60-98, double €80-98, halfboard €25 (2014).




  • Tourist Information, Borgo Mercantile, tel +39 0722 2631
  • Municipal Police, Via Gagarin 4, tel. +39 0722 309300
  • Carabinieri, Via S:Provinciale feltresca, 9, tel. +39 0722 378900
  • Polizia Stradale, Via Sasso, 78, tel. +39 0722 350592
  • Fire brigade (Vigili del Fueco), Via G. da Montefeltro, tel. +39 0722 4828
  • Hospital (Ospdeale civile), Via B.da Miontefeltro, tel. +39 0722 3011
  • First Aid (Pronto Soccorso), tel. +39 0722 301272
  • Post office. Via BRamante 28, tel. +39 0722 37791
  • Italian Automobile Club (A.C.I. - Automobile Club Italiano), Via Sasso, 55. tel. +39 0722 320568

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