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Address: Via Ducale, Gubbio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 075 927 5872

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 bubblesReviewed 22 June 2016
Cervo, Italia
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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Duke's Palace has been amazingly restored but somehow it’s mostly dull and boring apart from the Duke’s library/studio, which is covered in beautiful marquetry exhibiting the most amazing trompe-l’oeil effects. It's the only part of the palace that's worth seeing. It's not the original as that is in the Metropolitan Museum New York. The other parts of this Museum... More 

Thank Mike S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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 

1 Thank Emily D
Rego Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 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 

1 Thank JohnRegoPark
Maribor, Slovenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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.

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Paciano, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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.

1 Thank Magellano81
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 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 

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