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Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico

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Address: Piazza Grande, Gubbio, Italy
Phone Number: 075/9274298
Description: This museum is known for its collection of the famous Eugubine Tablets...
This museum is known for its collection of the famous Eugubine Tablets, which are seven bronze sheets that comprise a fundamental epigraphic document of the Umbrian civilization, dating back to the end of the 2nd century BC.
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It really is a beautiful public hall.

It stands on the edge of what is supposed to be the largest hanging square in the world, a feat of architectural brilliance. The views are lovely. There are some really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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London
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It stands on the edge of what is supposed to be the largest hanging square in the world, a feat of architectural brilliance. The views are lovely. There are some really interesting Tibetan artefacts which are unique in the world. It is also home to the IguvineTablets, some of which are written in the ancient Umbrian language and it has... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's not so hard to put yourself back in the 14th century when you enter. There's a big, big room, fireplaces. Imagine a long table, blazing fires, dogs running around and begging for bones. Go upstairs (and be careful, they're well-worn, a little slippery) and see marvels like the ancient Eugubine tablets, written by ancients who predated Romans. The building... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spectacular building with great views of the cities red roofs. The museum inside holds the Iguvine Tablets (Etruscan alphabet).

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This museum is spread over several floors of the palazzo, but can be be viewed in one or two hours. The main attractions for us were the bronze tablets inscribed in the ancient Umbrian language, but the rest of the museum is well worth seeing. Gubbio is a ceramics town, & as Australian ceramic fanatics, we were astonished to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Houses some of the most important Italian literature in the country - Ecubine bronze tablets and examples of Majolica ceramics from the 16th century. An imposing structure that provides some of the most glorious views in Umbria

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The piazza is stunning, the views breathtaking ! The palace is steeped in history and has the famous inscribed plates. The artwork is stunning. Cannot be missed if in this wonderful town.

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Elegant and regal palace on higher areas of Gubbio. An architectural gem. Worth a visit, including the museum inside.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Built on arches set into the hill the square and the palazzo seem suspended over the town below. Inside the Palazzo the huge main hall contains various Roman inscribed stones and some frescoes. In the upper rooms there is a gallery of local Renaissance art, exhibitions of majolica and of the history of the foundation of modern Italy. There are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The city is dominated by the Palazzo dei Consoli,its square battlements and campanile declare its power- mantra. the palazzo commands attention with an open,large empty piazza with a high parapat that looks far over the mosaic of roofs to the green plains stretching beyond the town. Shelved against the slopes of Monte Igino,Gubbio looks almost precisely as it did during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Beautiful building housing a range of interesting artefacts. Modern art, ancient tablets, religious tableaux, army memorabilia and a variety of ceramics.

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