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“Wonderful and well worth the climb”
Review of Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale
Ranked #7 of 68 things to do in Gubbio
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.

Thank susankeppe
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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 well worth paying if only to stand and think about the people who once graced this magnificent palace. Kings, Princes, Dukes and Duchesses welcomed into its inner sanctum whilst lesser mortals paid their homage at its large reception room. If you have at least an hour or so to spare I urge you to find this gem and take in its history and sheer opulence.

Thank alanroberts619
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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 the Gubbio bienniale in the loft. Nothing extraordinary, but very pleasant

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 beautifully.
Go into the raised garden and have a coffee while admiring the view.
Thoroughly enjoyed the art, the staff were very helpful.

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 are sparsely furnished - but that is not to say that they are without interest.

I really can't understand a review that claims that the Palace is "empty" because there are many rooms with large numbers of centuries-old paintings!on every wall; and other rooms contained many memories derby sculptures and works of art by a famous son of Gubbio.

And don't just look at the obvious works of art on display; look up at the stunning ceilings and down at the tiled floors. And don't forget the fantastic marquetry; and go down below to see the archaeological footings and remains.

Empty? Disappointing? I choose to disagree.

And if you do come, don't miss the lovely terrace with its snack bar and fabulous views. And you don't have to visit the Palazzo to use the terrace.

Thank johnhouston2
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