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Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico

Piazza Grande, Gubbio, Italy
075/9274298
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Gubbio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum is known for its collection of the famous Eugubine Tablets, which are seven bronze sheets that comprise a fundamental epigraphic document... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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1,088 reviews 1,088 reviews
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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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Canterbury, Kent
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This elegant palazzo has great views of its piazza and the valley below. It contains the wooden prisms that are used in the Corsa dei Ceri each May. This event pits three teams in a strenuous race in which these large wooden structures and statues of saints are carried uphill to the basilica of Sant'Ubaldo, who is the patron saint... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My personal favorite was to learn about Umbrian language and to see tablets from 5th century BC. Well worth it!

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cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

not to be missed, I think one of the most beautiful squares in the world, those who built it is a genius

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

all sections were interesting , notably the paintings, and the ceramics, and the views from the top are really stunning

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Rome, Italy
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This palace was the Town Hall, the goverment of the Gubbio in the Middle Ages. It's beautiful in itself but even it hosts a nice collection of ancient statues, a picture gallery and the original fornitures. Dont' miss the "The Iguvine Tablets" a document written in the ancient Umbrian language (similar to Etruscan alphabet. For Italian archaeologists was a very... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

My favorite part of the visit were the fabulous views from the balconies. Perfect for snapping some pictures of Gubbio's roofscapes!

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This medieval palazzo is situated in a strategic location and adorned with beautiful architectural features. The palazzo is home to Umbria's Eugbine tablets, considered to be one of the most important treasures in the region.

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Clinton, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

The Romanesque and Gothic styled Palazzio dei Consoli was constructed mostly in the 14th century and is one of the finest medieval civic buildings in Italy. Its imposing bulk dominates the wind-swept Piazza della Signoria, along with the similar-styled Palazzo Pretorio (town hall) on the opposite side of the piazza. Today it houses the Civic Museum with collections of paintings... More

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