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Piazza Grande

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This panoramic piazza, the result of an ambitious 14th-century urban development plan, is medieval Gubbio's showpiece square. Commanding huge valley views, it's book-ended by two of the town's signature buildings: Palazzo dei Consoli on its western flank and, on the eastern side, Palazzo del Podestà.

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1. Palazzo del Podestà

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Designed as part of the same 14th-century development project that gave rise to Palazzo dei Consoli, Palazzo del Podestà sits on the eastern flank of…

2. Museo Civico

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Housed in Palazzo dei Consoli, this museum is home to the celebrated Iguvine Tables (also known as the Eugubian Tables or Tablets), seven bronze tablets…

3. Palazzo dei Consoli

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Gubbio's showpiece square, Piazza Grande, is dominated by the 14th-century Palazzo dei Consoli whose austere crenellated facade and bell tower can be seen…

4. Via Federico da Montefeltro

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Snaking up to the top of town, Via Federico da Montefeltro is a steep, narrow lane that leads to three of Gubbio's main historic buildings: the 12th…

5. Museo Diocesano

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This museum presents a sparse homage to the diocese of Gubbio’s 2000-year history with its collection of medieval painting and sculpture, much of it from…

6. Palazzo Ducale

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The 15th-century Palazzo Ducale was built by the Duke of Montefeltro’s family as a scaled-down version of their palatial residence in Urbino. Its walls…

7. Cattedrale di Gubbio

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Gubbio's fading pink 13th-century cathedral boasts an atmospheric interior, capped by unadorned ribbed arches and lit by sunlight entering through a 12th…

8. Fontana dei Matti

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In front of the 14th-century Palazzo del Bargello, the city's medieval police station and prison, the Fontana dei Matti (Fountain of the Lunatics) owes…