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Address: Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
Phone Number: 075/9275872

Built in 1476 AD and restructured at the end of the 15th century, this...

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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Beautiful, pure, scenic

The outside is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, tall and lofty, standing on the west side of a sweeping square, framed by other elegant period buildings on the other three... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Cervo, Italia
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127 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palazzo Ducale is another sight to spend some time viewing the grandeur of the local dignitary, as was, some few hundred years ago. There is an 'empty' quality to this place, almost as though the life has been sucked from it.

Thank MustBe
Cervo, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The outside is a masterpiece of medieval architecture, tall and lofty, standing on the west side of a sweeping square, framed by other elegant period buildings on the other three sides. The atmosphere is amazing.

Thank opossumd
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The summer palace of Federico da Montefeltro with the wood inlay study on the first floor near the courtyard, completely reproduced and installed (original in the Met in New York). The large salon on the first floor nearby is cavernous, the upper rooms cosy and with great views over the Gubbio valley - nice to imagine how Federico and his... More 

Thank Emily D
Rego Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This is one of those places where you can really step back in time. This wonderfully preserved and intriguing palace is located at one of the high points in Gubbio. Since Gubbio is on a hillside, one should definitely ask where the elevator is and take it to the top. There is a modest admission charge--worth it. The bottom floor... More 

Thank JohnRegoPark
Maribor, Slovenia
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313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Palazzo Ducale is not such a pearl as the big one in Urbino but it is worth a visit to see archaeological findings, inner courtyard, rooms with paintings and first and foremost Studiolo. You can browse around alone and feel the spirit of Renaissance noblemen.

Thank Miha P
Paciano, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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.

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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very interesting palace, with awesome views from the top floor and exhibits were informative. Make sure you start at the lower level and work your way up.

Thank PatrickCT14
Tortona, Italy
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2,483 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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.

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219 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The palace stands on one side of Piazza Grande in Gubbio overlooking the characteristically tiled rooftops and the Umbrian countryside. Built of local grey limestone and in a fortress style, it is quite an imposing structure. If the weather is chilly dress warmly as the temperature inside was less than it was outside. The internal courtyard is wonderful, it is... More 

Thank LizbetLondon
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is my second visit to this magnificent piece of architecture. This is my second visit, and still get a sense of satisfaction and desire to visit. Each time you take in some new aspects of the place, the history, the art & the setup that existed during that period. I suggested to the family (who were visiting Italy &... More 

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