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“Breathtaking view”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Piazza Grande

Piazza Grande
Ranked #1 of 56 things to do in Gubbio
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Cantiano, Italy
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Breathtaking view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We sat under a canopy tent at the Hotel Relais Ducale to have a glass of Prosecco to celbrate my wife's birthday. We ordered a light lunch, a little wine, and Mother Nature gave us a spectacular setting in La Piazza Grande.

Visited June 2013
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“Simply beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This place and all the town is really scenic, I loved it a lot!
Gubbio is very steep but quite easy to visit thanks to the free public elevators, but wear your sneakers, not heels. The stone pavement of the streets can be very slippery if wet.
Tons of things to see, buildings and shops and hotels and reastaurants, and have a good "gelato".
The only thing I was disappointed of was the annoying people at the parking lots trying to get money from you by helping you to park, but the parking is free! We had to discuss a bit and tell them not to not even touch the car!

Visited April 2013
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“Great Views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

To tell the truth, it looks bigger on the photos that it actually is. But it's interesting, antique for sure, easily accessible using the free public elevators, surrounded by old buildings which once upon a time hosted the town's Council and other "honorevoli" and the vista is spectacular. As if the views of the surrounding town and valley were not enough, the Piazza is the perfect place for people watch: kids, dogs and tourists, local and foreign vie for a better photo and then head for the ceramic shops lined along via XX Settembre.

Visited April 2013
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“Charming medieval town is possibly most picturesque in Italy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

My wife's family is from Gubbio, and we go every year to see the family. I finally got around to reviewing it here. Gubbio is probably the most picturesque stone medieval village in the country. It rises up the slope of Sta. Ubaldo, and is loaded with shops and restaurants. There are some quaint hotels, plenty of beautiful sites to see like the Pizza Grande and the museum next door. Check out the loggia in the middle of the town, where they hold a farmers market most days. Take the funicular up from the main piazza in town to get a view from the top of the mountain. There's a hotel up there called La Rocca, it's literally built into the side of the massive boulders up there next to Monastary San Antonio where the bells ring every darned morning at 7AM sharp and made sleeping in impossible. Eat at Taverna Lupo, great food. Warning - this is a walking town. It's very steep, and the stone streets can get slippery when wet. It's a difficult place for folks who have mobility problems. They don't allow tourists to park on the residential streets, only down in the main parking lots. It's hard to recommend it to the elderly or mobility impaired, so keep that in mind. Otherwise, bring your camera it's an amazingly beautiful town.

Visited July 2012
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“Medieval City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

A Beautiful city,The city’s period of greatest splendour is clearly apparent in the grandiose buildings of Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo dei Consoli, considered one of the finest expressions of Medieval city architecture in Italy

Visited February 2012
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