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“It's a good finale for your visit to Gubbio”
Review of Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Gubbio
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Palazzo Ducale is another sight to spend some time viewing the grandeur of the local dignitary, as was, some few hundred years ago. There is an 'empty' quality to this place, almost as though the life has been sucked from it.

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

The outside is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, tall and lofty, standing on the west side of a sweeping square, framed by other elegant period buildings on the other three sides. The atmosphere is amazing.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

The summer palace of Federico da Montefeltro
with the wood inlay study on the first floor near
the courtyard, completely reproduced and installed
(original in the Met in New York).
The large salon on the first floor nearby is
cavernous, the upper rooms cosy and
with great views over the Gubbio valley -
nice to imagine how Federico and his wife
lived when not in Urbino. The woman who
runs the ticket office was more interested in
talking to her male friend than doing her job,
but eventually we got to see the palace.

1  Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is one of those places where you can really step back in time. This wonderfully preserved and intriguing palace is located at one of the high points in Gubbio. Since Gubbio is on a hillside, one should definitely ask where the elevator is and take it to the top. There is a modest admission charge--worth it. The bottom floor is mostly renovated palatial rooms, the top floor is an art gallery, some with new exhibits. The highlight is the cut wood room for the Duke (alas, a copy: the real one is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York City). You will enjoy the magnificent panorama around on the various terraces. You must visit Gubbio in general, and this palace in particular.

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

Palazzo Ducale is not such a pearl as the big one in Urbino but it is worth a visit to see archaeological findings, inner courtyard, rooms with paintings and first and foremost Studiolo. You can browse around alone and feel the spirit of Renaissance noblemen.

Thank Miha P
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