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ISF: The Location of Urbino

Located in the foothills of the Apennines only 45 minutes by car from the Adriatic coast in the Umbria-Marche regions of Italy, the medieval city of Urbino is one of the leading tourist attractions in the area. This university town is renowned for its mild climate, fresh air, world-class museum, excellent regional cuisine, and picturesque pedestrian streets and vistas. The Duke’s Palace contains a world-class art museum, and the birthplace of the artist Raffaello is another major attraction.

Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture.

Public Locations of Interest:
The main attraction of Urbino is the Palazzo Ducale, begun in the second half of the 15th century by Federico II da Montefeltro. It houses the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, one of the most important collections of Renaissance paintings in the world. Other buildings include Palazzo Albani (17th century), Palazzo Odasi and Palazzo Passionei inaddition to the Albornoz Fortress (known locally as La Fortezza), built by the eponymous Papal legate in the 14th century. Urbino is the seat of an Archbishop and boasts a wide range of Romanesque and Gothic style churches inaddition to the Duomo di Urbino Cathedral. Furthermore the Orto Botanico "Pierina Scaramella", a botanical garden is maintained by the university containing both medicinal and ornamaental plants and flower displays.

Restaurants and Nightlife
Urbino has a rich selection of resturants providing classic meditaranean cuisine inaddition to a varied nightlife. From gelato (italian icecream) lovers to bar culture Urbino has you covered.