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Casa Natale di Raffaello

Address: Via Raffaello 57, Urbino, Italy
Phone Number: 0722/320105
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Urbino
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The birth place of Raphael (b.1483 d.1520), the Renaissance painter. Raphael's father was the court painter to the Duke of Urbino, so Raphael would've grown up here surrounded by painting and painters. I was surprised at how large the house was and enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies. It was very interesting to see the stand with mortar and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Worth visiting for a taste and glimpse of ordinary middle-class life in Renaissance-era Urbino. Only need 30-45 minutes here or so.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A quick visit, no more than 30 minutes, interesting house and paintings. You will not regret it. Urbino does not have so many things to do or see, so since you are here, you might as well.

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36 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The house is furnished with an assortment of furniture, bric a brac and pictures which loosely depicts Raphael's home. The building itself is attractive but the paintings are mostly by minor artists or copies but there are a few gems. A painting by his father and some pencil sketches.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

For lovers of the great Rafael, his ancient house in Urbino is a real treat. You only need a half hour or so to tour the place and even those who aren't interested in Rafael will marvel at the medieval household architecture that has been carefully preserved here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Unfortunately, no photos are allowed. We arrived early when the house opened and it was just us and another couple to explore the beautiful 2 floor home and courtyard of Art Master Raffaello. There's a beautiful portrait Raffaello's father painted of his Mother holdinmg him when he was an infant displayed in the room Raffaello was born. It was a... More

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The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

It is a small exhibit, in a house where the richer people lived in the 15th/16th century. A few rooms where dedicated to the young Raffael and his father. The paintings are not the best and in some cases they are replica's, but what interested me most was that you get a very good idea of an Italian home in... More

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you are going to Raphael’s childhood home to see his original paintings you will be disappointed as there is only one fresco “attributed” to Raphael, done on a wall when he was young. All the other paintings are reproductions. However, the museum/home gives you a wonderful idea of what a home looked like when he was born in 1483,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

From the outside this is slightly unprepossessing having no obvious architectural distinction but the interior is beautiful and really gives a good impression of domestic life of the artist. Superbly restored and very atmospheric, especially the room where Raphael is reputed to have been born.

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A small museum, which gives you an interesting perspective on the background of one of the world's great artists.

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