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Galleria Nazionale delle Marche

Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Rinascimento 13, 61029 Urbino, Italy
0722 2760
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Urbino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The grandeur of the ducal palace seemed the perfect setting for this great collection. There are too many paintings to enjoy them all, so we accelerated half-way round in order to appreciate the best on offer. And when we suddenly came to Piero della Francesca's 'Flagellation', it was truly arresting and intriguing.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The collection of paintings is part of the museum in Ducal palace. In gallery you can see mostly works from the period of late gothic and renessance and some baroque works. It manly consist of the works of lesser known (but quality) artists from Marche and Toscana region. Three main attractions are Silent Woman of Raffael (artist born in Urbino),... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Palazzo Ducale holds an astonishing collection of art (and fireplaces!), but by far the most amazing were the two small works by Piero della Francesca. Absolutely worth the trip.

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Bari, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Urbino is a charming city of art. It offers scenografic views of Palazzo ducale with its famous two towers. Inside palazzo Ducale there is the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche with a wide collection of Rinascimento masters and the "studiolo" of duke Federico, a small room with wonderful wooden decoration. The city is small and full of young people because there... More

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

I was definitely looking forward to a visit to the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, housed in the Palazzo Ducale; it has the makings of a great museum; art (from the 14th to the 17 century) displayed in a fabulous palace, but in the end I was disappointed. I visited in February and maybe because it’s off season, they were doing... More

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Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The collectiuon is exquisite, with top works from such artists as Raphaello, Piero della Francesca, Tintoretto, Giusto di Ghand and so on. All this set in a magnificent palace situated in probably the best kept Renaissance town in the world. People tend to forget Le Marche, with all the splendours of Tuscany and Umbria, but they are mistaken. Take the... More

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Pesaro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Inside the most beautiful Renaissance Palace some beautiful paintings, with perhaps the most written about of them: The "Flagellazione" by Piero della Francesca.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is an excellent art collection, located in the former ducal palace. The day we went to Urbino there were very few tourists about, and only a few visitors to the gallery. Although its collection is not as extensive as the Uffuzi in Firenze, it is very well presented, and we found it a much better experience, as we could... More

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Bologna, Italia
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18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The National Gallery is housed within Palazzo Ducale, so you get to see both at the same time. This type of arrangement is not unusual in italy, but it is only here that I still perceive the ideals of the Renaissance. Part of the Gallery's charm is the enigmatic feeling that pervades its masterpieces, the deserted Citta' Ideale, the three... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I reviewed the artwork with the Palazzo. The curators have had to fit the material into the space available.

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