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Basilica of Saint Ubaldo

Gubbio, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Gubbio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The basilica on top of the hill is quite interesting, especially for teenagers who thought there was an embalmed body on top of the altar. However the best part was the wonderful trip up on the telerifico. The carriages only fit 2 comfortably standing and initially feel quite precarious, however once you get used to it, the views are amazing,... More

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York
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218 reviews 218 reviews
83 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The basilica is a short walk from the top of the cable car. We were lucky enough to see it decked in flowers from a recent wedding and it looked beautiful. It houses the body of Saint Umbaldo in a glass coffin and has the most vivid stain glass windows.

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somerset
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This basilica is so peaceful to visit and beautiful. It is a short walk from the little cable cars. When we were here there was a bronze exhibition by sculpter Rabbini Luigi which was fantastic. There is still evidence of murals on the walls. There are some translations in English which is really helpful. Well worth a visit.

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Essex, Vermont
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The church was beautiful and it was fun to see the ceri used in the annual run up to the church. However, the long walk up was too much for me on a hot day but perfect for more seasoned hikers. The funicular proved to be too scary to try but the bolder among you will want to give it... More

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Mobile,AL
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158 reviews 158 reviews
48 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I visited Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo last month by walking up a beautiful well marked trail that starts at the Civico Cimitero that is just on the outskirts of Gubbio. I was mainly interested in doing this trail walk but I was rewarded with a great "bonus" once I got to the basilica. The associated museum helped me understand the ongoing... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

There was nothing spectacular about this Basilica (except for the walk or ride up the mountainside, which was phenomenal), but the vibe of the place was simply extraordinary. After feeling accosted by Florence and Rome, Gubbio itself provides a welcome contrast. The Basilica boasts a lovely square and a free (yes, free! In Italy!) museum. They also have a race... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The ascending to the Basilica of Saint Ubaldo up on the mountain has to be one of the most important things to do when one visits Gubbio. Here one understands the devotion and the continuation of the XIth c. ritual od the Ceri which unifies all Gubbians in their differences.

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Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

A basilica on top of the hill - a sombre but quietly peaceful church holding the "Tre Ceri" - (Three Cancdles) that are raced around the town. Very cool even in the heat of the day. Magnificent views from the top as well as ample parking(free)

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Philadelphia, PA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Not large, but also not crowded. Worth the visit to see the huge "Ceri" (candles), which are the signature symbol of the state of Umbria. View is magnificent at the top of the hill overlooking the town.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Made a trek up here from the cable car and i feel it was worth it. Good information about the Cera and a nice enough church.

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