Galleria Nazionale delle Marche

Galleria Nazionale delle Marche

Galleria Nazionale delle Marche
4.5
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8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:15 PM
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Housed in the massive Palazzo Ducale, this museum features archeological remains from the Iron Age and objects dating back to Roman times.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Guus S
10 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
The museum has some great works like the two works by Piero della Francesco, those by Rafael and of course the great view of the ideaal city. Unfortunately the are no accompanying texts besides a line with artiest, title and date. Also no audio guide. Only the city view has a text. Many works can use a good text. The well known tapestries de erve some explanatory notes. Why not helping the visitors? it is so easy. The famous portrait by Rafael - a work that would be a star in any museum - has terrible light.
So, do no miss the museum, but my advice for the staff is to write accompanying texts. I am an art historian and would have loved some info. It is not much work, I know from experience.
Written September 19, 2023
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JimVL
Antwerp, Belgium148 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
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 opportunity. Forget the highways and drive along the romantic secondary roads either through the mountains or along the seaside and then visit Urbino and its Palazzo Ducale. You will never regret nor forget.
Written August 16, 2012
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,681 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
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 extensive renovations on the palace, thus some rooms were closed and the art was displaced. It appeared if several paintings were moved to a hallway and rope stanchions were used to keep visitors at a distance, but it was difficult to see the painting’s information and appreciate the painting’s details. I’m certainly an advocate of protecting paintings especially from the escalating problem of art thief, but the alarm sensors in front of several paintings throughout the museum were obtrusive. Also two major paintings are currently on loan; the L. Lotto, San Roca and the Rapheal’s, La Muta, very disappointing! A beautiful Santi (Rapheal's father) painting was behind scaffolding. The large collection of ceramics is intact, but doesn’t really interest me nor does the Museo Archeologico which is incorporated into the palace, so if you love paintings, you might be disappointed. Generally the museum is in disarray and felt more like a construction site then a museum!

The museum has a nice gift shop, free lockers (but keep your coat, it was COLD!-could be great in the summer) and clean bathrooms. I was very please that it's open on Monday mornings until 1pm, which is so unusual for museums! Each room has a very brief explanation in both Italian and English, explaining what the room was used for and the contents of the room, otherwise there is little available. When I purchased my ticket (5 euro), I didn’t notice that an audio guide was available, this might help, although I didn’t notice very many headphone signs throughout the museum. The women selling tickets was more interested in her cell phone then welcoming visitors. No photographs are allowed anywhere in the museum. Lots of steps to climb; didn't notice an elevator. Overall, disappointing but come Spring/Summer the museum might be in better shape and you could have a totally different experience! In any case, the city of Urbino is wonderful and I really enjoyed my visit there!
Written February 6, 2013
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Mike K
Phoenix, AZ1,325 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
We made a long drive over the mountains specifically to see this world class art museum, and specifically the works of Piero Della Francesco. The prize piece, the Flagellation of Christ, is amazing in its construction, and it's challenge for interpretation. I get it. It's a masterpiece. For me the haunting eyes of the Christ child, in the Presentation, are the measure of his genius. Of course, this is the home town of Raphael, so he heads a long list of notable artists that make this a bucket list destination.
Written October 3, 2016
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Jason Stieler
Kerrville, TX111 contributions
Sep 2019 • Business
If your looking to learn about the history of Urbino and the Renaissance this place is it. You will learn lots about the history of the Ducale Palace and the Duke of Montefeltro.
Written December 7, 2019
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Yoko P
Vienna, Austria73 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Not only the "Mute" by Raffaello, there are many real art worth to see in this gallery. The interior of the former duke's gorgeous life is also adding a romantic atmosphere.
Written September 20, 2019
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DrRichardWilsonOBE
Greater London, UK20 contributions
Jul 2019
The Galleria Nazionale delle Marche has some wonderful works of art by a wide range of artists. Be sure to allocate at least a couple of hours to visit it during your trip to Urbino.
Written August 7, 2019
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Trek710896
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We loved this museum. We saw some beautiful pieces. The gentleman at the front desk was very friendly. I would recommend that you see this place.
Written July 14, 2019
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freddian
Bari, Italy19 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
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 is an university. On the road to Urbino from Pesaro, on the coast, it is worthy to visit the Gola del Furlo, a narrow passage between two mountains where the emperor Vespasiano built one of the first road tunnels in Europe, in the first century. Before Urbino it is nice to visit Fermignano, a small town with a beautiful view of Metauro river, an ancient stone bridge and a dismissed electric power plant.
Written January 19, 2014
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moleskine40
Pesaro, Italy85 contributions
May 2012
Inside the most beautiful Renaissance Palace some beautiful paintings, with perhaps the most written about of them: The "Flagellazione" by Piero della Francesca.
Written June 21, 2012
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