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“Mr G Martini” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Francesco Gubbio

San Francesco Gubbio
Piazza 40 Martiri, Gubbio, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Gubbio
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Náfplion, Argolis, Greece
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“Mr G Martini”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This man has built so many palaces, castles, wall cities in his own style. A man of demand. Been to see 5 of his cities one is called Cagli but not a good example as some of it is not intact but what there is, its fantastic A Theatre there is to die for, the inside is so fantastic it needs to be seen or even attend an event if you are lucky enough, I was.. This man has a style all of his own and I can understand why so many Princes wanted him to design palaces, castles etc for them. Most of the walled cities are lived in, not just coffee shops, tourist traps but real people living in a remarkable house built so long ago.

Visited April 2013
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Bergamo, Italia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Historical Church”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

For Saint Francis's fans, this was the place where the saint slept. Of the old house which hosted Francis, only a wall now can be seen (near the sacresty). The church is not particoularly actractive. On right apse there are some frescos by Maestro di San Francesco di Gubbio depicting two St. Francis' stories.

Visited May 2012
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Oswego, New York
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“Take Funicular up the hill to Abbey of Sant' Ubaldo Gubbio, Italy A great kids activity.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Driving from Urbino to Assisi, we stopped in Gubbio, Italy to take a ride on the funicular up the side of the hill to Abbey of Sant' Ubaldo. It a wonderful activity. The weather was beautiful that day and the view in the 2 person basket as well as on the top of the hill was wonderful. Very exciting having to run and jump into the green steel basket with the help of the attendent as well as jumping out. As one rides up in the basket, the view is breath-taking. We got out of the basket and walked around. Going in November is the perfect time, the weather is good and no one is there. I bet it can be very busy during summer months.
The Abbey of Sant' Ubaldo is beautiful as well as the view. I recommend listening and looking at pictures to tour box in back of church for 1 euro. It was very informative. As you look toward the alter where the body of the saint is located, to the right are the large baskets that are used in the festival in May every year. The baskets are taken down the hill for the parade and then they walked back up the a hill to celebrate the festival.
After go through the church, we went to the coffee shop and had cappucino and a sweet. Yum. We walked around the back streets for quite a while , before returning to our rental car. Wished we had more time to spend in Gubbio. A lovely medival town.

Visited November 2011
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