Palazzo Ducale

Palace in Urbino

A microcosm of Renaissance architecture, art and history, the Palazzo Ducale contains the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, housed within Federico da Montefeltro's palace. The duke enlisted the foremost artists and architects of the age to create this whimsically turreted masterpiece. From Corso Garibaldi you get the best view of the complex, with its unusual Facciata dei Torricini, a 3-storey loggia in the form of a triumphal arch, flanked by circular towers.