Palazzo Ducale
Palazzo Ducale
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Built in 1476 AD and restructured at the end of the 15th century, this palace is an important example of Renaissance architecture, with an elegant interior surrounding a courtyard built of stones and bricks.
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  • Flo P
    Rome, Italy22,294 contributions
    Da vedere
    Di fronte al duomo , edificato alla fine del quattrocento , due ali raccordate da un cortile d'onore di splendide forme rinascimentali , le sali ornate con eleganti camini , ciascuna sala ha delle pregevoli opere d'arte che meritano attenzione ; due piani con tantissime cose da vedere , interessante anche la parte sotterranea .
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 11, 2021
  • Paola B
    Fabriano, Italy2,918 contributions
    Non c'è da aspettarsi troppo
    Palazzo monumentale cinquecentesco fatto costruire in stile rinascimentale dai Montefeltro, ingenera nei visitatori delle aspettative che vanno in parte deluse. Il complesso è notevole dal punto di vista architettonico ma le grandi sale pressoché spoglie pur se stilisticamente interessanti non rendono particolarmente attrattiva la visita. Il discorso cambia se vi si svolge qualche mostra, caso in cui l'edificio diventa un pregevole contenitore. Delizioso il giardino all'italiana a cui si accede dall'esterno e che offre una bellissima vista. Quello che avrebbe potuto essere il punto imperdibile della visita e cioè lo studiolo del Duca, realizzato in tarsie lignee come quello del Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, è purtroppo stato venduto nell'Ottocento insieme ad altre opere, quando ancora queste spoliazioni erano legalmente possibili. Adesso l'originale fa bella mostra di sé al Metropolitan di New York e qui ne è stata ricostruita una copia fedele. Bella sì, rende l'idea ma ahimè non è la stessa cosa.
    Written November 4, 2021
  • M-Faro80
    Paola, Italy4,112 contributions
    Palazzo Ducale
    Questo Palazzo si trova nella parte più alta del centro storico quindi occorre armarsi di fiato e buone scarpe per raggiungerlo. Una volta dentro però, la fatica è ricompensata dalla opere custodite. Da visitare.
    Written May 17, 2021
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bbinder
Paciano, Italy166 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This should be a for sure stop on any visit to Gubbio. The building is situated in a lovely spot on a piazza with a view over the town and valley below. The interior of the building has not been ruined or distorted by poor restoration choices and offers an excellent glimpse at an earlier time.
Written August 17, 2015
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Magellano81
Tortona, Italy41,158 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
The ducal palace is not to be confused with the palace of the consuls in Piazza Grande.
A beautiful and historic building in medieval style, also located in the heart of the city of Gubbio exactly near the church of the cathedral. You can come and visit the interior of this magnificent building, a kind of museum.
Written April 16, 2015
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Aldo P
Rome, Italy268 contributions
Jun 2021
I was not impressed with the quality of the art collection and also with the modern art exhibit which is presently housed there. The building is interesting and the view from the terraces breat-taking
Written June 20, 2021
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,211 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
It’s five euros per person for entry and worth every penny. Tons of old art and furniture and the architecture is incredible. Don’t miss this one Don’t miss the underground part
Written September 27, 2019
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Houlihan2
Melbourne, Australia769 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This palace has a beautiful set of wooden doors leading into a courtyard with a number of rooms leading off it. Unless you want to be exhausted when you arrive at the Palazzo Ducale, you might want to take the lift up to the entrance.Walking towards the Palazzo, you may come across a garden of bonsai trees, which were just amazing! The palace is directly across the small piazza from the Duomo, where the statues of the Saints that are paraded in the Corsa dei Ceri (Festival of Candles) are kept. Unfortunately, we missed this festival by two days, but the whole medieval city was festooned with the flags and banners of the three Saints.
Written June 4, 2019
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giacomina17
Brisbane, Australia545 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
Opposite the Duomo, so you can't miss it. There is an entrance fee. There are several rooms open to view and in doing so, you get an idea of the grandeur of this place. Original furniture and amazing art work make for an interesting visit. If there is a special exhibition in the accompanying museum, go to view it.
Written September 26, 2018
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Phil O
Bolton, UK1,849 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The palace was the residence of the Dukes of Montefeltro who governed Gubbio for a long period . There is a lovely courtyard with portico on the sides supported by columns. Excavations under the floor have found ancient constructions from the 10th to the 15th century eg pottery, fireplaces etc
Written June 24, 2018
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TassieTravellers99
Launceston, Australia3,096 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The Ducal Palace was a square and stately building but was under some restoration. Alas the five euro tickets we bought was not really worth it. As expected the interior was quite bland although there did appear to be a temporary display on ceramics.
Written June 7, 2018
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susankeppe
Gubbio, Italy3 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
If you have any interest in history - especially the rather complicated past of Italy - get to this place - it is stunning and so well presented.
Written November 18, 2017
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alanroberts619
Tenby, UK11 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We happened upon the Palazzo Ducale by chance and although we had limited time to stroll around its 'jaw dropping' rooms before the place was due to close for the day we were so glad we found this treasure. The fee of 5 euros is well worth paying if only to stand and think about the people who once graced this magnificent palace. Kings, Princes, Dukes and Duchesses welcomed into its inner sanctum whilst lesser mortals paid their homage at its large reception room. If you have at least an hour or so to spare I urge you to find this gem and take in its history and sheer opulence.
Written October 11, 2017
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