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“Amazing medieval palazzo with lovely views of Gubbio”

Palazzo dei Consoli Museo Civico
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Gubbio
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Owner description: This museum is known for its collection of the famous Eugubine Tablets, which are seven bronze sheets that comprise a fundamental epigraphic document of the Umbrian civilization, dating back to the end of the 2nd century BC.
Sliema, Malta
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“Amazing medieval palazzo with lovely views of Gubbio”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

This medieval palazzo is situated in a strategic location and adorned with beautiful architectural features. The palazzo is home to Umbria's Eugbine tablets, considered to be one of the most important treasures in the region.

Visited April 2012
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“One of the grandest medieval buildings in Italy!”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

The Romanesque and Gothic styled Palazzio dei Consoli was constructed mostly in the 14th century and is one of the finest medieval civic buildings in Italy. Its imposing bulk dominates the wind-swept Piazza della Signoria, along with the similar-styled Palazzo Pretorio (town hall) on the opposite side of the piazza. Today it houses the Civic Museum with collections of paintings from the Gubbian School and local archaeological finds. The entrance fee is quite modest. On the first floor is located the cavernous and virtually unadorned Salone dell'Arengo where local council meetings and debates were held. The English word "harangue" is derived from Arengo, so the council meetings must have often been contentious. While the local artwork and medieval furniture displays are interesting, the main reason to visit the interior are the Eugubine Tablets, the only extant record of the ancient Umbrian/Etruscan language. Because the text is also recorded in Latin, the tablets are equivalent to the Rosetta Stone. Views over the old city of Gubbio from the upper floors are splendid and worth the price of admission.

Visited October 2011
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“Important.Do not miss!”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

The entrance is very grand and one is slightly disappointed at first by the apparent emptiness inside, but in fact there is plenty to see. Do not miss the wonderful Eugbine tablets--Umbria's most important treasure.

Visited September 2011
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