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Palazzo Ducale

Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
+39 075 927 5872
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Lovely Historical Palazzo

The palace was the residence of the Dukes of Montefeltro who governed Gubbio for a long period... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Phil570
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Bare and uninspiring

The Ducal Palace was a square and stately building but was under some restoration. Alas the five... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
TassieTravellers99
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Launceston, Australia
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Built in 1476 AD and restructured at the end of the 15th century, this palace is an important example of Renaissance architecture, with an elegant interior surrounding a courtyard built of stones and bricks.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The palace was the residence of the Dukes of Montefeltro who governed Gubbio for a long period . There is a lovely courtyard with portico on the sides supported by columns. Excavations under the floor have found ancient constructions from the 10th to the 15th...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

The Ducal Palace was a square and stately building but was under some restoration. Alas the five euro tickets we bought was not really worth it. As expected the interior was quite bland although there did appear to be a temporary display on ceramics.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

If you have any interest in history - especially the rather complicated past of Italy - get to this place - it is stunning and so well presented.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We happened upon the Palazzo Ducale by chance and although we had limited time to stroll around its 'jaw dropping' rooms before the place was due to close for the day we were so glad we found this treasure. The fee of 5 euros is...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A miniature version of the palace of Urbino, with some very similar characteristics, including a scaled-down courtyard and a “studiolo” decorated with marquetary. There was an exhibition of sculpture by a local artist in the basement, and an exhbitionof posters and a few works from...More

Thank Fudge03
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is a palace full of paintings, not a lot of anything else but the paintings are wonderful. The information cards that are in each room make your visit very enjoyable. The wonderful wooden studio (even if it is a copy) has been done so...More

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Based on some negative reviews, I almost decided to give this a miss - thank goodness I chose to ignore them and make up my own mind. I will accept that, unlike many of the Country piles we visit in the UK, the rooms here...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The palace is magnificent and really makes you feel history, However, bar a couple of rooms it's completely empty..

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a pigs ear of a visit. The lady at the ticket office is certainly not interested in breaking off her conversation with friends to pay you much attention. It sets the tone for a rather unfriendly and cold place. However, this Renaissance Palace...More

Thank FoodieArch
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Duke's Palace has been amazingly restored but somehow it’s mostly dull and boring apart from the Duke’s library/studio, which is covered in beautiful marquetry exhibiting the most amazing trompe-l’oeil effects. It's the only part of the palace that's worth seeing. It's not the original...More

Thank Mike S
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