Urbino History, art and culture

At an altitude of 485 metres, over the centuries Urbino has been able to maintain its status as centre of art and culture.

Its Renaissance heart is the Palazzo Ducale, built at the behest of Federico da Montefeltro. The Palace is the symbol of the city and today it is the home to the National Gallery of the Marche and houses a large number of masterpieces including paintings by Raphel, Piero Della Francesca and Titian.

Other noteworthy attractions are: Raphael’s house, where the painter was born, which still contains one of his earliest frescoes and fifteenth-century rooms and furnishings; the neoclassical cathedral; the historic University; the churches of San Domenico, San Francesco and San Sergio.

What people say

We stayed on a family room which was OK, not a great view as it was on the 1st floor but very roomie for our 3 kids. Overall hotel service is great but the best asset is probably the kitchen. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner and all is really amazing. Also, the location is absolutely fantastic – 5 minutes from the sea and 2 minutes from shops and restaurants. I definitely recommend staying at this hotel.